Society Hill in Darlington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Henry C. Burn House
Henry C. Burn (1839-1912), state representative and Darlington County public servant, lived here from 1882 until his death. Burn, born in Chesterfield District, was educated at St. David’s Academy in Society Hill, then at Furman University, before joining the Confederate army. He came back to S.C. and farmed briefly in Chesterfield District but returned to Society Hill by 1875.
Burn represented Darlington District in the S.C. House 1890-92. He was later postmaster of Society Hill 1893-1900, a delegate to the S.C. Constitutional Convention of 1895, and Darlington County Superintendent of Education 1900-08. This house, built as a four-room cottage, was later enlarged by Burn’s son Frank. Henry C. Burn also operated a carpenter’s shop and a blacksmith shop on the property.
Erected 2010 by the Darlington County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16-63.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Education • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Society Hill SC 29593, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawrence Faulkner / Simon Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Welsh Neck Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Long Bluff (approx. 0.2 miles away); Society Hill Library Society (approx. ¼ mile away); Caleb Coker House (approx. ¼ mile away); Society Hill Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Zachariah W. Wines (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Society Hill.
1. Renovation of the Henry C Burn House
In the last few weeks, this home has been in the process of renovation by its new owners. All shrubbery and trees have been removed and the home is being painted.
The carpentry shop,next door to the house, remains untouched.
— Submitted August 1, 2018, by Betty Simmons of Cheraw, South Carolina.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 814 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. 4. submitted on August 1, 2018, by Betty Simmons of Cheraw, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.