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Reevesville in Dorchester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Badham House / Dorchester Lumber Company

 
 
Badham House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 11, 2013
1. Badham House Marker
Inscription.  
Badham House
This Neoclassical Revival
house, called "one of the
finest" in S.C. in 1920,
was built in 1912 for
Vernon Cosby Badham (1856-
1947) and his second wife
Leila Johnston. Badham, a
native of N.C., moved to
S.C. in the 1880s and sold
sawmill machinery in this
area. In 1901 he built the
Dorchester Lumber Company
across the highway and on
the Southern Railway. The
sawmill cut 50,000 - 100,000
feet of timber a day,
hauling it from the swamps
by a narrow-gauge railroad.

Dorchester Lumber
Company

   The sawmill, in operation
from 1901 to 1938, employed
500 men at its peak. A
large complex here included
a company office, company
store, worker housing, a
school, and a church. The
post office active here
1901-1945 was called
Badham. Dorchester Lumber
Company shut down during
the Depression, and all
that remains of the old
mill across the highway is
the brick ruin of the
vault from the mill office.

 
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2012 by The Upper Dorchester County Historical Society. (Marker Number 18-18.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location. 33° 11.708′ N, 80° 36.731′ W. Marker is in Reevesville, South Carolina, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Badham Drive (U.S. 78), on the right when traveling west. Located .2 miles west from I-95, S.C. Exit 77 (US 78). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6196 Badham Dr, Reevesville SC 29471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. George Public High School/St. George Graded School (approx. 2.2 miles away); South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company (approx. 2.3 miles away); Town of St. George (approx. 2.3 miles away); Appleby's Methodist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Koger-Murray-Carroll House (approx. 4.8 miles away); Shady Grove Camp Ground (approx. 5.7 miles away); Moorefield Memorial Highway (approx. 5.8 miles away); Grover Methodist Church (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Badham Plantation. (Submitted on June 14, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Dorchester Lumber Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 11, 2013
2. Dorchester Lumber Company Marker
Badham House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 11, 2013
3. Badham House
Badham House Marker looking west along US 78 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 11, 2013
4. Badham House Marker looking west along US 78
Dorchester Lumber Company Marker looking east along US 78 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 11, 2013
5. Dorchester Lumber Company Marker looking east along US 78
I-95 junction seen in distant background,S.C. exit 77
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,225 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 14, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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