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

Hilda

 
 
Hilda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2008
1. Hilda Marker
Inscription. Hilda, in the "Sleytown" section of Barnwell County, was chartered in 1910. It grew up around a depot built here in 1903, soon after the Atlantic Coast Line R.R. extended its line through the area in 1897. H.C. Hutto was its first intendant, or mayor, and G.W. Delk, J.H. Delk, D.A. Dyches, and W.M. Dyches were its first wardens. According to tradition, Hilda was named for the friend or daughter of someone associated with the railroad.
 
Erected 2002 by The Frank J. and Lucy C. Hartzog Memorial Foundation. (Marker Number 6-15.)
 
Location. 33° 16.42′ N, 81° 14.769′ W. Marker is in Hilda, South Carolina, in Barnwell County. Marker is on E. Main Street (State Highway S-6-59) near Collins Avenue (State Highway S-6-14), on the left. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hilda SC 29813, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salem Methodist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mountain Home Plantation (approx. 4.3 miles away); Solomon Blatt Highway (approx. 5 miles away); Macedonia Baptist Church (approx.
Hilda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 22, 2016
2. Hilda Marker
5.8 miles away); Solomon Blatt, Sr. (approx. 5.8 miles away); Blackville (approx. 5.8 miles away); Blackville : Town Of The Phoenix / Battle of Blackville, 1865 (approx. 5.8 miles away); Barnwell County Courthouse (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Hilda. "The designation Sleytown is applied to a somewhat mythical community in the area between Buford's Bridge, Hilda, and Denmark (then Sato), situated near the Bamberg-Barnwell County line.

"Tradition has it that in earlier days no one would admit being from Sleytown, but would inevitably refer to his next farm neighbor as a Sleytown resident.

"The name is derived from the fact that residents in order to eke out a living made hand looms or sleys and sold them to neighboring communities."
(University of South Carolina)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable PlacesRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Hilda Marker with Old Depot, now a pavillion image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Hilda Marker with Old Depot, now a pavillion
Atlantic Coast Line Caboose and Depot image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Atlantic Coast Line Caboose and Depot
Hilda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 22, 2016
5. Hilda Marker
Hilda Depot image. Click for full size.
By Melissa Roberts, 2010
6. Hilda Depot
Hilda Caboose image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 8, 2008
7. Hilda Caboose
Hilda Train image. Click for full size.
By Melissa Roberts, 2010
8. Hilda Train
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,174 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on June 13, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on June 13, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on December 20, 2011, by Melissa Roberts of Barnwell, South Carolina.   7. submitted on June 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8. submitted on December 20, 2011, by Melissa Roberts of Barnwell, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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