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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Barnwell County, South Carolina

Clickable Map of Barnwell County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Barnwell County, SC (44) Aiken County, SC (91) Allendale County, SC (16) Bamberg County, SC (36) Orangeburg County, SC (60) Burke County, GA (29)  BarnwellCounty(44) Barnwell County (44)  AikenCounty(91) Aiken County (91)  AllendaleCounty(16) Allendale County (16)  BambergCounty(36) Bamberg County (36)  OrangeburgCounty(60) Orangeburg County (60)  BurkeCountyGeorgia(29) Burke County (29)
Adjacent to Barnwell County, South Carolina
    Aiken County (91)
    Allendale County (16)
    Bamberg County (36)
    Orangeburg County (60)
    Burke County, Georgia (29)
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1South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — "The Jefferson Airplane"
Helicopter 17338 "The Jefferson Airplane" served in Vietnam from 1968-1972 with the 92nd Assault Helicopter Company (AHC) "Stallions"' with the 190th AHC, and the 17th Calvary, A Troop, 1st Aviation Brigade The US Army infantry units . . . Map (db m29391) HM
2South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — “The Sundial”
The oldest known device for the measurement of time, a sundial indicates time by the position of the shadow of a gnomon cast by the sun on the face of a dial marked in hours. The gnonon is a flat piece of metal in the center of the dial with . . . Map (db m9000) HM
3South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — 6-18 — Bank Of Barnwell / Edgar A. Brown Law Office
Bank Of Barnwell This building, constructed in 1887 as the Bank of Barnwell, was home to a succession of banks for 116 years. The bank occupied the first floor, and the law offices occupied the second floor, with additions in . . . Map (db m63199) HM
4South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — 06-15 — Barnwell
[Front]: Barnwell, originally called “Red Hill” and later “the Village,” was founded in 1800 when a courthouse was built on land donated by Benjamin Odom. Both Winton County and its new county seat were renamed for . . . Map (db m8524) HM
5South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — Barnwell Army Airfield
Barnwell Army Airfield was built to serve as a satellite base to the Columbia Army Air Base during WWII. Construction of the Barnwell base began in September, 1942, with the first plane landing three weeks later. The base was completed . . . Map (db m28900) HM
6South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — Barnwell Baptist Church Cemetery
Sometimes called the Red Hill Cemetery. Original site of Barnwell First Baptist Church. First Baptist Church is the oldest continual institution in Barnwell. Established in 1802. Both the 1850 building and the 1926 building stood on this site. . . . Map (db m72643) HM
7South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — Barnwell County Confederate Monument1900
Our Confederate Dead (West Face) Who throughout a long and bloody struggle dis- played a heroism and de- votion to duty unsurpass- ed. If ever equaled in the annals of war. (South face) Who wrung from the great . . . Map (db m8657) HM
8South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — 6-13 — Barnwell County Courthouse
[Front]: Barnwell County, originally Winton County, was created out of Orangeburgh District in 1785. Renamed Barnwell District in 1798 for John Barnwell (1748-1800), a S.C. militia officer in the Revolution and afterwards, it became . . . Map (db m8717) HM
9South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — Barnwell County Revolutionary War Monument
To Honor The Memory of Those Soldier From Barnwell County Who Gave Their Services In The Revolutionary WarMap (db m95298) HM
10South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — Barnwell School District #45 KIA Monument
. . . Map (db m95416) HM
11South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — 6-10 — Bethlehem Baptist Church
(Front text) This church, officially organized in 1868, had its origins in the antebellum Barnwell Baptist Church, which was located on this site until about 1854, when it built a new church on another lot. At that time several free blacks . . . Map (db m27582) HM
12South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — Calhoun Park
. . . Map (db m95300) HM
13South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — Collins Park
This park was given to the City of Barnwell by the Robert O. Collins Family in 2000. It was once the site of the home of William Gilmore Simms and his wife, Emma Hertzog Simms. The property, purchased by Joseph Allen Porter in 1919, . . . Map (db m8525) HM
14South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — Edgar A. Brown1888-1975
Court Stenographer Second Circuit 1908-1918 Member of House of Representatives 1921-1926 Speaker House of Representatives 1925-1926 South Carolina Senate 1929-1972 President Pro Tempore of Senate 1949-1972 Chairman Senate Finance . . . Map (db m8797) HM
15South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — 6-2F — Ellenton Agricultural Club
Established March 24, 1894, this agricultural club was organized to promote the welfare and interests of the Ellenton farmers and to improve conditions generally. The first clubhouse, built in 1904, was moved here in 1953 after the town of Ellenton . . . Map (db m8701) HM
16South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — 6-19 — Fuller Park
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 . . . Map (db m63304) HM
17South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — 06-05 — Morris Ford Earthworks1780 & 1865
[Front] Nearby earthworks at Morris Ford, on the Salkehatchie River, built in the spring 1780 by Loyalists under Ben John. In May, soon after Charleston fell to the British, Capt. John Mumford of the South Carolina militia was killed in . . . Map (db m8671) HM
18South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — 6-20 — Red Hill At Turkey Creek
This high bluff was called Red Hill in the colonial era. It overlooks Turkey Creek, which flows into the Great Salkehatchie River. The Charleston-to-Augusta road, along an old Indian trail, crossed the creek nearby. The waters of . . . Map (db m63305) HM
19South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — Solomon Blatt, Sr.1895-1986
Born in Blackwell, South Carolina on February 27, 1895, Soloman Blatt has unselfishly devoted a lifetime of remarkable service to all of the citizens of Barnwell County and the state of South Carolina while setting National and International records . . . Map (db m8801) HM
20South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — The Barnwell Ring Monument
The Barnwell Ring In 1941 Barnwell County was home to four of the most powerful men in South Carolina government. Serving for a time simultaneously, Edgar A. Brown, Chm. of the Senate Finance Committee J. Emile Harley, Governor Pres. . . . Map (db m95192) HM
21South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — The Police Station
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 . . . Map (db m50795) HM
22South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — To Honor the Memory of those Soldiers
from Barnwell County who gave their services in the Revolutionary WarMap (db m8497) HM
23South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — To the Veterans of All The Wars( Barnwell County, South Carolina )
(West Face) [ US Army Emblem ] Dedicated To the Glory of God To the Veterans of all Wars Presented by Comrades in Arms American Legion Post and Auxiliary Units of Barnwell County ( South Face) [ Marine . . . Map (db m19790) HM
24South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — 6-2R — Town of Ellenton
By 1873, a post office named Ellentown was located on the Port Royal Railroad, about 20 miles W. of here. In 1880, the town of Ellenton was incorporated. According to local tradition, the town was named for Ellen Dunbar, a local resident. Ellenton . . . Map (db m8495) HM
25South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — William Gilmore SimmsApril 17, 1806 - June 11, 1870
The lifetime of William Gilmore Simms, the preeminent man of letters in the Old South, embraced an era of American history marked by nullification, states rights, secession, war and reconstruction. He responded to these crises by writing and . . . Map (db m95193) HM
26South Carolina (Barnwell County), Blackville — 6-12 — Barnwell County Courthouse
The county courthouse was on this site from 1871 to 1874. In 1869 Republican state senator Charles P. Leslie, a native of New York, sponsored an act to move the county seat from Barnwell to Blackville. Court was first held in a church until a . . . Map (db m8704) HM
27South Carolina (Barnwell County), Blackville — Blackville
A Glimpse into Blackville's Past The South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company began construction of what was to be the longest continuous rail for commercially operated steam locomotives in 1830. The track was to connect Charleston and . . . Map (db m46791) HM
28South Carolina (Barnwell County), Blackville — 06-05 — Blackville : Town Of The Phoenix / Battle of Blackville, 1865
Blackville: Town of the Phoenix Blackville was founded in 1833 as the first overnight stop on the new railroad operated by the S.C. Canal & Railroad Co. It was also the scene of 4 major fires in the late 19th century (in 1865, 1876, 1887, . . . Map (db m8656) HM
29South Carolina (Barnwell County), Blackville — 06-16 — Macedonia Baptist Church
[Front text]: This church, the first African-American Baptist church in Barnwell County, was founded in 1866 when Rev. James T. Tolbert preached in Blackville under a brush arbor; the first sanctuary was built in 1868. The church hosted . . . Map (db m28080) HM
30South Carolina (Barnwell County), Blackville — Solomon Blatt Highway
Named In Honor Of "Mr. Speaker" who has traveled this road between Barnwell and Columbia thousands of times as member, House of Representatives since 1933 Speaker of the House 1937 — 47   1951 —73 A . . . Map (db m55175) HM
31South Carolina (Barnwell County), Blackville — Solomon Blatt, Sr.
Erected to honor Solomon Blatt Sr. who was born in Blackville February 27, 1825 The son of Nathan and Mollie Blatt A courageous gentleman and statesman who loves Blackville and all its citizens. No other Blackville citizen has been . . . Map (db m46977) HM
32South Carolina (Barnwell County), Boiling Springs — 6-8 — Boiling Springs Academy
[Marker Front]: Boiling Springs Academy was founded by the Boiling Springs Academical Society in 1823, with trustees Hansford Duncan, John Fowke, James Furse, William Gillette, Gideon Hagood, Frederick Hay, Lawrence Hext, James . . . Map (db m8666) HM
33South Carolina (Barnwell County), Boiling Springs — 6-9 — Boiling Springs Presbyterian Church
This church was organized by Rev. James H. Thornwell on authority from Charleston Presbytery; F.J. and W.A. Hay were its first elders. By 1846 Rev. Samuel H. Hay preached on alternate Sundays here and at a new church in Barnwell; this . . . Map (db m8715) HM
34South Carolina (Barnwell County), Boiling Springs — 6-7 — Tarlton Brown (1757 - 1845)
(Front text) The grave of Tarlton Brown (1757 - 1845), militia officer, state representative, and state senator, is located here. Brown, a native of Virginia, moved to S.C. at an early age and settled in what was then Orangeburg . . . Map (db m8791) HM
35South Carolina (Barnwell County), Healing Springs — God’s Acre Healing Springs
[Front text] By tradition, Healing Springs got its name during the Revolutionary War. In 1781 after a bloody battle at nearby Windy Hill Creek, four wounded Tories sent inland from Charleston by General Banastre (the Butcher) Tarleton . . . Map (db m8798) HM
36South Carolina (Barnwell County), Healing Springs — God’s Acre Healing Springs
According to tradition the Indians reverenced the water for its healing properties as a gift from the great spirit. They led the British wounded to their secret waters during the American Revolution and the wounded were healed. This . . . Map (db m8799) HM
37South Carolina (Barnwell County), Healing Springs — God’s Acre Healing Springs
Deeded To Almighty God To Be Used By The Sick And Afflicted By L.P. Lute Boylston July 21, 1944 "The most precious piece of earth I have ever owned" Map (db m8800) HM
38South Carolina (Barnwell County), Healing Springs — Healing Springs
God's Acre By tradition, Healing Springs got its name during the Revolutionary War. In 1781 after a bloody battle at nearby Windy Hill Creek, four wounded Tories sent inland from Charleston by General Banastre "The Butcher" Tarleton were . . . Map (db m46928) HM
39South Carolina (Barnwell County), Hilda — 6-15 — Hilda
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 . . . Map (db m8501) HM
40South Carolina (Barnwell County), Owens Crossroads — 6-1 — Winton County Court House Site1.4 Miles »—→
Originally Barnwell County was part of Granville County, later a part of Orangeburg District. Winton County was created by an act of the legislature on March 12, 1785. Justices William Robertson, John Parkinson, Thomas Knight, Richard Treadway, . . . Map (db m8749) HM
41South Carolina (Barnwell County), Patterson Mill — 6-11 — Lower Three Runs Baptist Church
(Front text) This church, originally located 8/10 mi. W on the old Augusta-to-Charleston road, was founded in 1789 by twelve charter members, with Rev. Nathaniel Walker as its first pastor. Lower Three Runs was a mother church to at least . . . Map (db m27603) HM
42South Carolina (Barnwell County), Williston — 6-17 — Ashley - Willis House
This Greek revival house was built between 1833 and 1850 and features a wide gable- front form unusual for the period. John Ashley and then Elijah Willis owned this land before 1850: the house was likely built by the Ashley family. Williston, . . . Map (db m19640) HM
43South Carolina (Barnwell County), Williston — Ashley House - 1820
1670 - 1970 Ashley House - 1820 Occupied by Federal Troops Feb. 5, 1865Map (db m95152) HM
44South Carolina (Barnwell County), Williston — The Best FriendThe Railroad
Throughout the ages, good transportation has been vital in setting one area apart from another. Whether for communication, industrial growth, or simply visitation, the people well knew the necessity of quick and easy travel. What began as a mere . . . Map (db m9674) HM
May. 11, 2021