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Ehrhardt in Bamberg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bamberg County

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, January 25, 2009
1. Bamberg County Marker
Inscription. [Photo of guest room]
Ehrhardt Hall
This restored 19th century mansion located in the town of Ehrhardt is a bed and breakfast and features six guest rooms with amenities including fireplaces.

[Photo of Sinclair Station]
Olar Sinclair Station
In 1929, Rubye Morris opened this Sinclair Gas Station and today it has been renovated into a welcome center with exhibits on the community.

[Photo of Denmark Depot]
Denmark Depot
The town has had an association with railroads since the first tracks of the South Carolina Canal and Railroad passed through in the 1830s. The depot currently has an active Amtrak passenger station and houses exhibits on the town and railroad.

[Photo of Hooten-Black House]
Hooten-Black House
This c. 1880s house anchors the northwestern end of the Bamberg National Register Historic District which features more than 50 historic structures.

[Photo of Battle of Rivers Bridge]
Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
This is the only state historic site which commeemorates the Civil War. The site interpretation includes Confederate breastworks where a fierce battle between the Union and Confederate armies took place February 2-3, 1865.

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2. Bamberg County
Broxton Bridge Plantation]

Broxton Bridge Plantation
This plantation dates from the late 18th century and has been in one family for nine generations. Today it offers lodging and a viriety of outdoor experiences including hunting and fishing, shooting ranges and it even has its own civil war battle site.

[Portrait of Elizabeth Wright]
Voorhees College
This college was founded in 1897 by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright and is a private, historically black, coeducational, liberal arts, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church. The Voorhees College Historic District comprises 13 buildings from 1905-1935.
 
Erected by State of South Carolina Heritage Corridor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina Heritage Corridor marker series.
 
Location. 33° 3.756′ N, 81° 5.495′ W. Marker is in Ehrhardt, South Carolina, in Bamberg County. Marker is on Rivers Bridge State Park Access Road 0.2 miles east of State Highway S-5-8. Touch for map. In Rivers Bridge State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Ehrhardt SC 29081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rivers Bridge State Historic Site (about 400 feet away, measured
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By Bamberg County Marker
3. Bamberg County M
in a direct line); Battle Of Riversí Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rivers Bridge Confederate Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Four County WW II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Tradition of Remembering, A Legacy of Preservation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colleton County Confederate Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Rivers' Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ehrhardt.
 
Regarding Bamberg County. Bamberg Historic District ** (added 1983 - District - #83002184)

E. Railroad Ave., 2nd, Midway, Elm, Cannon, N. Carlisle, and Church Sts., Bamberg

Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Architectural Style: Late Victorian, Other, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals

Area of Significance: Architecture

Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949
 
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4. Bamberg County Marker
on this marker.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Bamberg County Marker, Hooten-Black House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
5. Bamberg County Marker, Hooten-Black House
Bamberg County Marker, Rivers Bridge State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
6. Bamberg County Marker, Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
Bamberg County Marker, upper right picture image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 25, 2009
7. Bamberg County Marker, upper right picture
Broxton Bridge Plantation
Bamberg County Marker, lower right picture image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
8. Bamberg County Marker, lower right picture
Voorhees College, Portrait of Elizabeth Wright,founder
Bamberg County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
9. Bamberg County Courthouse
Denmark Depot, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2007
10. Denmark Depot, as mentioned
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,245 times since then and 81 times this year. Last updated on February 13, 2010, by George G. Hughes of Comstock Park, Michigan. Photos:   1. submitted on March 5, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 2, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 5, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   9, 10. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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