“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hopkins in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Harriet Barber House

Harriet Barber House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Harriet Barber House Marker
Inscription.  The Harriet Barber House, the home of Reverend Samuel Barber and his wife Harriet McPherson Barber, is significant for its association with the South Carolina Land Commission during the late nineteenth century. Samuel Barber purchased a 42.5 acre of land in Richland County, part of the tract known as the Hopkins Turn Out Tract at $5.00 per acre. The land on which the house is located has remained in the same family since May 24, 1872. It appears that it is the only existing house in Lower Richland County built on land that was purchased by former slaves who took advantage of this program. The property was officially entered in the National Register of Historic Places in April of 1986. The Harriet Barber House Restoration Project received the first $25,000 grant from the Richland County Conservation Commission in 2006.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1986.
Location. 33° 53.59′ N, 80° 52.562′ W. Marker is in Hopkins, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Barberville Loop
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By Mike Stroud, 2010
2. Harriet Barber House and Marker
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Road, on the left when traveling south. Located off of Lower Richland Blvd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopkins SC 29061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Harriet Barber House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hopkins (approx. 0.8 miles away); Minervaville (approx. 2˝ miles away); New Light Beulah Baptist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); James H. Adams (approx. 4.3 miles away); Robert H. Morrell Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); Horrell Hill (approx. 4˝ miles away); Barnie Jordan Jr. Memorial Highway (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopkins.
Regarding Harriet Barber House. National Register of Historic Places:
Barber House ** (added 1986 - Building - #86000531)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering •
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown • Architectural Style: No Style Listed•
Area of Significance: Architecture, Black, Politics/Government •
Period of Significance: 1875-1899 •
Harriet Barber House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
3. Harriet Barber House
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 646 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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