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Fuller Park

 
 
Fuller Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 14, 2013
1. Fuller Park Marker
Inscription.
This park, built and opened
in 1933 with funding from
the Reconstruction Finance
Corporation (RFC), was
named for Cornell G. Fuller
(1895-1972), mayor of
Barnwell 1932-38 and chair
of this and other New Deal-
era public projects in
Barnwell. The park included
a swimming pool and bath-
house, dance pavilion,
tennis courts, and baseball
stadium. The minor league
Albany (N.Y.) Senators held
spring training at Fuller
Park for several years in
the 1930s and 1940s.

( Reverse text)
Fuller, an Ohio native,
was a contractor and early
innovator in building roads
of asphalt instead of
concrete. He moved his
company to Barnwell in 1928
and paved 50 miles of the
state's earliest asphalt
roads, in Barnwell County.
In 1932 Fuller, with S.C.
Senator Edgar A. Brown and
Perry A. Price, founded the
Bank of Barnwell. When the
Barnwell County Public
Library was founded in 1953
Fuller and his wife Effie
Barber Fuller donated their
house as the new library.

 
Erected 2012 by The City of Barnwell. (Marker Number 6-19.)
 
Location.
Fuller Park Marker reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 14, 2013
2. Fuller Park Marker reverse side
33° 14.715′ N, 81° 22.111′ W. Marker is in Barnwell, South Carolina, in Barnwell County. Marker is on Dunbarton Boulevard (State Route 64) (U.S. 278) near Gilmore Street, on the right when traveling east. 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. Red Hill At Turkey Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnwell Baptist Church Cemetery (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calhoun Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barnwell County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); To the Veterans of All The Wars (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethlehem Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); To Honor the Memory of those Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barnwell County Revolutionary War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnwell.
 
Regarding Fuller Park. City Administrator John Zawacki thanked the C.G. Fuller Foundation for its donation to help purchase the Fuller Park marker. He also thanked the city's attorney, Tom Boulware, for doing the necessary research for the wording
 
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Fuller Park Marker along Dunbarton Boulevard (US 278 / SR 64) looking eastward image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 14, 2013
3. Fuller Park Marker along Dunbarton Boulevard (US 278 / SR 64) looking eastward
Fuller Park Marker looking west along Dunbarton Boulevard nearTurkey Creek image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 14, 2013
4. Fuller Park Marker looking west along Dunbarton Boulevard nearTurkey Creek
Fuller Park, today's Basketball courts image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 14, 2013
5. Fuller Park, today's Basketball courts
Fuller Park and today's soccer field image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 14, 2013
6. Fuller Park and today's soccer field
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 16, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Pictures of the one time swimming pool and bath- • house, dance pavilion, tennis courts, and baseball stadium. • Can you help?
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