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.)
Location. 34° 30.683′ N, 79° 51.125′ W. Marker is in Society Hill, South Carolina, in Darlington County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Society Hill SC 29593, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 605 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.