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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hampton County, South Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Hampton County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Hampton County, SC (24) Allendale County, SC (16) Bamberg County, SC (36) Beaufort County, SC (134) Colleton County, SC (40) Jasper County, SC (36) Effingham County, GA (29) Screven County, GA (28)  HamptonCounty(24) Hampton County (24)  AllendaleCounty(16) Allendale County (16)  BambergCounty(36) Bamberg County (36)  BeaufortCounty(134) Beaufort County (134)  ColletonCounty(40) Colleton County (40)  JasperCounty(36) Jasper County (36)  EffinghamCountyGeorgia(29) Effingham County (29)  ScrevenCounty(28) Screven County (28)
Adjacent to Hampton County, South Carolina
    Allendale County (16)
    Bamberg County (36)
    Beaufort County (134)
    Colleton County (40)
    Jasper County (36)
    Effingham County, Georgia (29)
    Screven County, Georgia (28)
 
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1South Carolina (Hampton County), Brunson — 25-13 — Cherry Grove Christian Church
On Cherry Grove Road (State Highway 25-621) 0.2 miles west of Harold Lane, on the right when traveling south.
This African-American church, a congregation of the Disciples of Christ, was founded in 1855 by members of Three Mile Creek Christian Church. A Rev. Ervin was its first pastor, and it met in a brush arbor before building its first sanctuary here. . . . Map (db m26015) HM
2South Carolina (Hampton County), Brunson — 25-5 — Prince Williams Baptist Church
On Prince Williams Road (State Highway 25-512) east of Pond Town Road (State Highway 25-315).
Previously a branch of nearby Coosawhatchie Baptist Church (now Beech Branch), this church was constituted as a separate church in 1813 and takes its name from the parish in which it was located. Espousing Primitive Baptist principals, the . . . Map (db m11500) HM
3South Carolina (Hampton County), Brunson — 25-2 — The Town Of Brunson
On U.S. 278, on the right when traveling west.
On November 7, 1872, a post office was established in this community, named for William E. Brunson, Sr., who donated the site. Brunson was chartered in 1874. The Town Hall, built in 1906, originally stood on stilts and covered the town's artesian . . . Map (db m11519) HM
4South Carolina (Hampton County), Cleland Crossroads — 25-11 — Hickory Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery
On Sandy Run Road (State Highway 25-43) at Hickory Grove Road, on the right when traveling north on Sandy Run Road.
(Front text) This church, founded by 1869 with Rev. G.D. Kinard as its first pastor and 22 charter members, was admitted to the Barnwell Association that year. The congregation first met in a brush arbor, then built a log church near this . . . Map (db m27162) HM
5South Carolina (Hampton County), Crocketville — 25-17 — Whippy Swamp Muster Ground
On Bamberg Road (U.S. 601), on the right when traveling south.
(Front) This area, called Whippy Swamp Cross Roads, was in Beaufort District before Hampton County was created in 1878. In 1840 the Whippy Swamp Guards of the 12th S.C. Militia built their “militia house” nearby. It hosted . . . Map (db m43977) HM
6South Carolina (Hampton County), Estill — 25-19 — Estill Presbyterian Church
On Clark Avenue 0.1 miles south of 5th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Side 1 This church was founded in 1898 by residents of Estill and Lawtonville who were members of distant Presbyterian churches and desired to organize a congregation here. It held its first services in a school on Fourth St. the first permanent . . . Map (db m129258) HM
7South Carolina (Hampton County), Estill — 25-4 — Lawtonville Church
On Fourth Street at Lawton Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Fourth Street.
This Baptist Church, constituted in March 1775, was first situated on Pipe Creek in upper St. Peter's Parish near the Savannah River. Prior to 1836 it was moved to Lawtonville, where its building was used as a hospital by Union Forces in . . . Map (db m16476) HM
8South Carolina (Hampton County), Estill — Lucile Ellerbe Godbold
On Columbia Highway (U.S. 321), on the left when traveling north.
1922 Olympic Gold Medal winner Paris, France, while a student at Winthrop College. First woman in South Carolina Athletic Hall Of Fame. Outstanding educator at Columbia College. Daughter of William Asa and Lucie Ellerbe Godbold, Estill, South . . . Map (db m4767) HM
9South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — All Wars Memorial
On Jackson Street at 1st Street, in the median on Jackson Street.
( North Face) The Official Roster of South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Marines from Hampton County who died defending our country World War I 1917-1918Bennett, Eugene • Bowers, Charles E. • Buckner, Ben N. • . . . Map (db m19814) WM
10South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-16 — American Legion Hut
On Jackson Avenue near Hoover Street South, on the right when traveling north.
(Front text) This 1933 cypress-log hut is the headquarters of American Legion Post #108. Legionnaires and other local citizens cut cypress trees for it, designed it, and built it, with funding from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, a . . . Map (db m39392) HM
11South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-15 — Bank of Hampton
On 1st Street East, on the left when traveling north.
(Front text) The Bank of Hampton, built in 1892, was the first bank organized in Hampton and an important part of the rapid growth and development of the county seat from the 1890s to the mid-1920s. It was designed by Vincent Joseph . . . Map (db m35693) HM
12South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — Hampton Colored School
On Holly St W near Patrick Dr., on the left when traveling west.
The National Register Of Historical Places South Carolina Department of Archives and History Hampton Colored SchoolMap (db m11542) HM
13South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-6 — Hampton Colored School
On Holly Street West near Patrick Drive, on the left when traveling west.
Constructed for black students,this elementary school was built shortly after Hampton County School District purchased the land in the late 1920s. Two of the school's alumni of the 1930's and 1940s, brothers James F. and Julius C. Fields . . . Map (db m19649) HM
14South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-1 — Hampton County
On Elm Street (U.S. 278) near Lee Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
Established February 18, 1878, once a part of Beaufort District. It was named in honor of Wade Hampton. Lieutenant General C.S.A., Governor of South Carolina, 1876-79. United States Senator, 1879-91. Cornerstone of courthouse laid by Gen. . . . Map (db m6536) HM
15South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-12 — James Washington Moore House
On Oak Street, on the right when traveling north.
(Front text) This house, built between 1878 and 1885, was the home of James Washington Moore (1837-1912), lawyer, Confederate officer, state legislator, and militia officer. Moore, a native of Gillisonville, was educated at the University of . . . Map (db m26653) HM
16South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-3 — Miles McSweeney Home Site
On Jackson Avenue E near 1st Street East, on the right.
On this site stood the home of Miles Benjamin McSweeney ( 1854 ~ 1909 ), first Governor of South Carolina from Hampton County. He was the founder of the Hampton County Guardian, S.C. representative 1894 - 96, Lieutentant Governor 1897 ~ 99, . . . Map (db m9777) HM
17South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-8 — Old Pocotaligo Road, March From The Sea
On Pocotaligo Road (County Route 68) at Savannah Highway (U.S. 601), on the left when traveling south on Pocotaligo Road.
(front): This was a major road in the northern part of old Beaufort District for many years, appearing in Mill's Atlas of 1825. Gen. Wm. T. Sherman used this route from Savannah, Georgia, to North Carolina in February of 1865 with much of his . . . Map (db m4803) HM
18South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-18 — Plywoods - Plastics Corporation / Westinghouse Micarta Division
On Hoover Street North (U.S. 601) near Plywood Street, on the right when traveling north.
Plywoods - Plastics Corporation.   This complex, opened in 1942 as Plywoods - Plastics Corporation, has been significant in the industry and economy of Hampton and the lowcountry ever since.   In 1941 Plywood Products Corporation . . . Map (db m65197) HM
19South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — Site of Hampton High School1911       1954
On Mulberry Street W., on the right when traveling west.
Built 1911, by Town of Hampton. Given to Hampton County 1925, to become part of the county's first public school system. Closed 1954, upon consolidation of district schools. Building razed 1957. This marker dedicated to our school days, our . . . Map (db m7149) HM
20South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-14 — World War II POW Camp
On Hoover Street South, on the right when traveling north.
(Front text) German prisoners of war were held in a camp on this site from September 1943 to the spring of 1946. This camp, one of 21 in S.C., was a sub-camp of Fort Jackson, in Columbia. 250 prisoners captured in North Africa were the first . . . Map (db m36557) HM
21South Carolina (Hampton County), Lawtonville — 25-9 — Lawtonville Church
On Augusta Stagecoach Road (State Highway 25-20), on the left when traveling north.
This Baptist congregation, originally known as Savannah River, Carolina Church, was constituted near here March 1, 1775, mainly by members of Coosawhatchie (Beech Branch ) Church. Rev. Joshua Lewis was its first known minister. In 1786, . . . Map (db m16037) HM
22South Carolina (Hampton County), Lawtonville Crossroads — 25-7 — Morrison Academy
On Orangeburg Road (State Highway S-25-19) at State Highway S-25-20 on Orangeburg Road.
In old Lawtonville Community, across from this site, was the first Morrison Academy. a one-room elementary and college preparatory school. It was later moved 3.4 miles north of here on Orangeburg Road to be near the home of Rev. John Timothy . . . Map (db m10462) HM
23South Carolina (Hampton County), Pocotaligo — " The Frampton Line "
On Lowcountry Lane near Trask Parkway (U.S. 17).
* A large "earthwork," over 100 yards in length was raised on this site by General Robert E. Lee's troops c. 1862. This fortification was a fall-back position from which to defend the Charleston to Savannah Railroad, an important . . . Map (db m15398) HM
24South Carolina (Hampton County), Yemassee — Southern Live Oak Tree
Near Lowcountry Lane at Kings Highway (U.S. 17).
Our large Live Oaks are approximately 250 years-old. We are caring for them with pruning and periodic feeding. The massive branches also support other plants: Gray strands of hanging Spanish Moss (which is an epiphyte and not a paracite), and . . . Map (db m90442)
 
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