Springville in Darlington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
John L. Hart House
This house was built ca. 1856 for John Lide Hart (1825-1864), merchant and Confederate officer. Hart, who lived in Hartsville, named for his father Thomas E. Hart, founded a carriage and harness factory there in 1851. In 1853 he and partner William Shy founded Hart & Shy, a carriage factory in Darlington. Debts forced Hart to sell out and move here to Springville in 1855-56.
Hart was a member of the Darlington District Agricultural Society and a captain in the antebellum militia. In 1861 he joined the Confederate army as a sergeant in the “Wilds Rifles,” later Co. B, 21st S.C. Infantry. Hart, later promoted to lieutenant, was killed at Drewry’s Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864. This house was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Erected 2007 by the Darlington County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16-55.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1890.
Location. 34° 20.741′ N, 79° 51.141′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darlington SC 29540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Westfield Lide House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Darlington District Agricultural Society / The Mineral Spring (approx. 2.2 miles away); Grove Hill Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); “Yankee Hill” (approx. 3 miles away); Darlington County Jail (approx. 3 miles away); Darlington Memorial Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); Darlington County Confederate Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Darlington County / Darlington County Courthouse (approx. 3.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. John L. Hart House National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on November 21, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Springville Multiple Resource Area National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on November 21, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 751 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. 3. submitted on November 21, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 4. submitted on November 17, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.