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Winnsboro in Fairfield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fairfield County / Winnsboro

 
 
Fairfield County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 30, 2011
1. Fairfield County Marker
Inscription.
Fairfield County
A center of activity in the Regulator movement to bring law and order to the backcountry, this area in 1769 was made part of Camden District under the Circuit Court Act. In 1775 it formed part of the District between the Broad and Catawba Rivers for election purposes. Laid out as the jurisdiction of a county court in 1785, Fairfield became a judicial district in 1800 and a county again in 1868.

Winnsboro
Settled on land of the Winn family, by 1780 Winnsborough had about twenty houses when it was occupied by Cornwallis. On February 21, 1865, it was occupied again, by General W.T. Sherman. Chartered in 1785 by Richard and John Winn and John Vanderhorst, it was made the seat of justice for Fairfield District. Incorporated in 1832, Winnsboro became a social, religious, and educational center of this area.
 
Erected 1967 by Fairfield Historical Society. (Marker Number 20-7.)
 
Location. 34° 22.816′ N, 81° 5.188′ W. Marker is in Winnsboro, South Carolina, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Congress Street just from Washington Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. in front of the courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Winnsboro SC 29180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Winnsboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 30, 2011
2. Winnsboro Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairfield County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Town Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethel Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Porcher Dubose (about 600 feet away); James Henry Carlisle (about 600 feet away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cathcart-Ketchin House / Catharine Ladd (approx. 0.2 miles away); British Headquarters (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winnsboro.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fairfield County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 30, 2011
3. Fairfield County Courthouse
Marker 20-7 is to the right of the right stairway. Marker 20-8 (Fairfield County Courthouse) is to the right of the ground floor door.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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