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

The Police Station

 
 
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By Melissa Roberts, September 19, 2010
1. The Police Station
Inscription. Built by Charles C "Carl" Cheek in early 1944 with the assistance of German Prisoners of War who helped draw up the plan and worked on the construction.

This police station was first used as a guard house at the prisoner of war camp where the Allendale and Barnwell Counties Disabilities and Special Needs Board is Now Located at the Corner of Hagood and Park Street.

After the War when the camp was dismantled, the building was moved to the circle to serve as a police station. Many "interesting" conversations took place between senator Edgar Brown and Speaker of the House Solomon Blatt while sitting on the bench in front of the station.

The old Barnwell Police Station was Given to the Barnwell County Museum in Memory of the Ashley Twins, Clarice and Ethel, by their sister, Carrie Gene Ashley.
 
Location. 33° 14.609′ N, 81° 21.871′ W. Marker is in Barnwell, South Carolina, in Barnwell County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barnwell SC 29812, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bank Of Barnwell / Edgar A. Brown Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Sundial”
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By Brian Scott, March 22, 2016
2. The Police Station Marker
(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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Honor the Memory of those Soldiers (about 300 feet away); To the Veterans of All The Wars (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnwell.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
The Police Station image. Click for full size.
By Melissa Roberts, September 19, 2010
3. The Police Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2011, by Melissa Roberts of Barnwell, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 20, 2011, by Melissa Roberts of Barnwell, South Carolina.   2. submitted on June 20, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on December 20, 2011, by Melissa Roberts of Barnwell, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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