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Barnwell in Barnwell County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bank Of Barnwell / Edgar A. Brown Law Office

 
 
Bank Of Barnwell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 10, 2013
1. Bank Of Barnwell Marker
Inscription.  
Bank Of Barnwell
This building, constructed
in 1887 as the Bank of
Barnwell, was home to a
succession of banks for 116
years. The bank occupied
the first floor, and the law
offices occupied the second
floor, with additions in
1950 and 1961. This was
the Bank of Barnwell 1887-
1909, Western Carolina Bank
1909-1932, the Bank of
Barnwell 1932-1963, State
Bank and Trust from 1963 to
the late 1970s, then housed
several bank branches until
First Citizens Bank of S.C.
was last, 1995-2003.

Edgar A. Brown
Law Office

The law firm of Edgar A.
Brown (1888-1975) occupied
the second floor for more
than sixty years, with
later partners since. One
partner, Herman Mazursky,
was Barnwell's longest-
serving mayor. Brown, one
of the powerful politicians
in "the Barnwell Ring," is
best known as president pro
tem of the S.C. Senate
1942-1972. The City of
Barnwell renovated this
building in 2008, with city
hall on the first floor.

 
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2012 by The City of Barnwell. (Marker Number 6-18.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
 
Location. 33° 14.614′ N, 81° 21.902′ W. Marker is in Barnwell, South Carolina, in Barnwell County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 70) and Dunbarton Blvd at Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Located 1 block east of US 278 at Traffic Circle, opposite Barnwell County Courthouse at City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 Main Street, Barnwell SC 29812, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “The Sundial” (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnwell County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Solomon Blatt, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgar A. Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnwell County Revolutionary War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Police Station (within shouting distance of this marker); To Honor the Memory of those Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnwell County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnwell.
 
Also see . . .
1. The so-called "Barnwell Ring"
Edgar A. Brown Law Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 10, 2013
2. Edgar A. Brown Law Office Marker
. was a grouping of influential Democratic South Carolina political leaders from Barnwell County. The group included state Senator Edgar A. Brown, state Representative Solomon Blatt, Sr., Governor Joseph Emile Harley, and state Representative Winchester Smith, Jr. Together, the four occupied the most powerful positions of South Carolina government in 1941. (Submitted on February 11, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Edgar Allan Brown (July 11, 1888 – June 26, 1975). was a long time Democratic legislator of South Carolina from Barnwell County during the middle of the 20th century. He was a principal member of the so-called "Barnwell Ring." (Submitted on February 11, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Bank Of Barnwell / Edgar A. Brown Law Office Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, March 22, 2016
3. Bank Of Barnwell / Edgar A. Brown Law Office Marker (Front)
Bank Of Barnwell / Edgar A. Brown Law Office Marker (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, March 22, 2016
4. Bank Of Barnwell / Edgar A. Brown Law Office Marker (Reverse)
Bank Of Barnwell / Edgar A. Brown Law Office Marker (L) at City Hall, 130 Main Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 10, 2013
5. Bank Of Barnwell / Edgar A. Brown Law Office Marker (L) at City Hall, 130 Main Street
Bank Of Barnwell / Edgar A. Brown Law Office Marker at Main and Jefferson Street intersection image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 10, 2013
6. Bank Of Barnwell / Edgar A. Brown Law Office Marker at Main and Jefferson Street intersection
Marker at Main Street / Dunbarton Blvd looking northwest from Jefferson Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 10, 2013
7. Marker at Main Street / Dunbarton Blvd looking northwest from Jefferson Street
Second Floor today, still a Brown Law Office image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 10, 2013
8. Second Floor today, still a Brown Law Office
Barnwell City Hall/Bank Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, March 22, 2016
9. Barnwell City Hall/Bank Building
Barnwell City Hall/Bank Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, March 22, 2016
10. Barnwell City Hall/Bank Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 661 times since then and 132 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on June 19, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on February 11, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   9, 10. submitted on June 19, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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