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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Colleton County, South Carolina

Clickable Map of Colleton 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> Colleton County, SC (48) Allendale County, SC (16) Bamberg County, SC (38) Beaufort County, SC (150) Charleston County, SC (694) Dorchester County, SC (49) Hampton County, SC (25) Orangeburg County, SC (69)  ColletonCounty(48) Colleton County (48)  AllendaleCounty(16) Allendale County (16)  BambergCounty(38) Bamberg County (38)  BeaufortCounty(150) Beaufort County (150)  CharlestonCounty(694) Charleston County (694)  DorchesterCounty(49) Dorchester County (49)  HamptonCounty(25) Hampton County (25)  OrangeburgCounty(69) Orangeburg County (69)
Walterboro is the county seat for Colleton County
Adjacent to Colleton County, South Carolina
      Allendale County (16)  
      Bamberg County (38)  
      Beaufort County (150)  
      Charleston County (694)  
      Dorchester County (49)  
      Hampton County (25)  
      Orangeburg County (69)  
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1 South Carolina, Colleton County, Ashepoo — 15-3 — Edmundsbury
A brick Chapel of Ease for St. Bartholomew's Parish was built here in 1758 in a town laid out in 1740 and named for Landgrave Edmund Bellinger. The Vestry reported the Chapel unfit for use in 1786, and in 1810 it fell in ruins. A new Chapel built . . . Map (db m220036) HM
2 South Carolina, Colleton County, Ashton — 15-20 — Cross Swamp Methodist Church
[Front]: Cross Swamp Methodist Church, the first Methodist congregation in upper Colleton County, was founded in 1808. James and Asia Sineath deeded an acre on this site to church trustees in April and the first sanctuary, which was a . . . Map (db m27161) HM
3 South Carolina, Colleton County, Edisto Island — Bache's Bar of Invariable Length
In the 1840s, the U.S. Coast Survey finally began the first-ever accurate mapping of our coasts. The agency's superintendent, Professor Alexander D. Bache, great grandson of Benjamin Franklin and West Point roommate of Jefferson Davis, was a . . . Map (db m208402) HM
4 South Carolina, Colleton County, Edisto Island — How to Measure the World, and Why
You understand how important safe airports, roads and shipping lanes are today. President Thomas Jefferson understood the same thing in 1807 (except tor the airports!) when he approved a survey of America's coastline to aid in navigation. To . . . Map (db m208406) HM
5 South Carolina, Colleton County, Edisto Island — Markers in the Woods
Placed here in 1850, this granite monument marks the western end of the Edisto baseline. Its mate still stands 6.68 miles east of this spot. They are among the few surviving end-point monuments of the seven baselines the U.S. Coast Survey measured . . . Map (db m208412) HM
6 South Carolina, Colleton County, Edisto Island — The Struggle for a Long Straight Line
As you look at the dense maritime forest around you, imagine using only hand tools to clear a swath through that formidable vegetation. That's what faced faced Alexander Bache's assistant, Charles Boutelle, when he arrived at Edisto to prepare the . . . Map (db m208407) HM
7 South Carolina, Colleton County, Ehrhardt — John Jacob HeyerHistorical Marker
Eight Hundred fifty-three feet west of this marker lies the Northwest corner of the three hundred acre tract granted by The Colonial Governor's Council to John Jacob Heyer, Sr. and his wife Mary Magdalene Wagner of . . . Map (db m18422) HM
8 South Carolina, Colleton County, Green Pond — 15-23 — Destruction of the Boston
On May 23-24, 1864, Union forces attempted an amphibious operation to destroy a railroad trestle across the Ashepoo River. Soldiers from the 34th U.S.C.T were carried up the Ashepoo on the steamer Boston. The boat was grounded on an oyster . . . Map (db m115202) HM
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9 South Carolina, Colleton County, Green Pond — 15-13 — Temple of Sport
On top of this ridge stood a sylvan temple erected before the Revolution by Colonel Barnard Elliott, patriot and sportsman. The structure was supported by columns in the classic manor. The site, a part of Colonel Elliot's plantation "Belleview," . . . Map (db m7869) HM
10 South Carolina, Colleton County, Hendersonville — 15-16 — Hendersonville / Arab The Horse
Hendersonville Settled in 1791 and known as Godfrey Savannah, this area later was the summer home for a colony of Combahee River rice planters. The settlement, known as Hendersonville by 1862, was named for Dr. Edward Rogers Henderson, a . . . Map (db m7028) HM
11 South Carolina, Colleton County, Jacksonboro — 15-12 — Battle Of Parker's Ferry
Sent to intercept a raid by 540 Hessians, British, and Tories, General Francis Marion with a force of 400 men on August 30, 1781 set up an ambuscade along this road about 1 mile from the ferry. The enemy advancing along the narrow causeway were . . . Map (db m7918) HM
12 South Carolina, Colleton County, Jacksonboro — 15-8 — Bethel Presbyterian Church
Founded on this site in 1728 by the Reverend Archibald Stobo, Bethel or Pon Pon Church served a large Presbyterian congregation until replaced by Bethel Presbyterian Church in nearby town of Walterboro early in the nineteenth century. The original . . . Map (db m7880) HM
13 South Carolina, Colleton County, Jacksonboro — 15-1 — Old Jacksonborough
Founded about 1735 on lands granted John Jackson in 1701; county seat of Colleton District from 1799 to 1822. Provisional capital of state while Charleston was under siege in the closing months of the American Revolution. First South Carolina . . . Map (db m8660) HM
14 South Carolina, Colleton County, Jacksonboro — Pon Pon ChapelServing the Community for Many Years
Here on the old stage coach road connecting Charleston to Savannah, the Anglican Pon Pon Chapel of Ease served the Jacksonborough community for many years. The parish of St. Bartholomew's was established in 1706, however its first minister, . . . Map (db m66489) HM
15 South Carolina, Colleton County, Jacksonboro — 15-14 — Pon Pon Chapel
On Parker's Ferry Road one mile northeast of here are the ruins of Pon Pon Chapel of Ease, established in 1725 by an Act of the General Assembly after the Yemassee War aborted plans for St. Bartholomew's Parish Church. John Wesley preached here in . . . Map (db m7073) HM
16 South Carolina, Colleton County, Jacksonboro — Ruins of Pon Pon Chapel of EaseSt. Bartholomew’s Parish
1706 Parish Established Rev. Nathaniel Osborn, Missionary of the S.P.G. arrived 1715 Parish devastated by Yemassee, Indians 1725 Act of General Assembly provided for a Chapel of Ease here to be used as a Parish Church until one should be built . . . Map (db m7120) HM
17 South Carolina, Colleton County, Jacksonboro — The Burial Site of Captain John Herbert Dent
This U.S. Naval officer was born in Maryland in 1782 and died at his plantation in St. Bartholomew's Parish, S.C. in 1823. He served as acting captain of the frigate "Constitution" in 1804 during the war with Tripoli, and was senior officer . . . Map (db m7881) HM
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18 South Carolina, Colleton County, Jonesville — 15-15 — Salkehatchie Presbyterian Church
This was formerly the site of a Presbyterian church organized in 1766 by the Reverend Arichibald Simpson, minister from Scotland. The church was incorporated on December 17, 1808. Serving the church were the Reverends Simpson, Edward . . . Map (db m7118) HM
19 South Carolina, Colleton County, Lodge — Bonnie E. Cone
In Memory of Bonnie E. Cone June 22, 1907 ~ March 8, 2003 A native of Lodge and a tireless visionary whose unwavering belief in the love of God the kindness of people and the power of education led to the founding of . . . Map (db m32935) HM
20 South Carolina, Colleton County, Ritter — 150 Years Of Faith at St. James Church1826-1976
In tribute to all those who, casting away the shackles of servitude and the humiliation of bondage, accepted the sweet yoke of Christ and the light burden of his teachings in the Holy Catholic Church founded by Jesus upon Simon Peter the Apostle, . . . Map (db m7885) HM
21 South Carolina, Colleton County, Ritter — 15-10 — Catholic Hill
Settlers from Ireland of the Roman Catholic faith in this area helped form the ecclesiastical territory of Colleton, Beaufort, and Barnwell Districts under Bishop John England in 1831. The Church of St. James the Greater was dedicated on this site . . . Map (db m7883) HM
22 South Carolina, Colleton County, Round O — Colonel Issac Hayne
As a grateful and reverential tribute to A noble martyr in behalf of liberty The State Of South Carolina Has erected this memorial to Colonel Issac Hayne who was captured near here by the British July 6, 1781, and in violation . . . Map (db m8790) HM
23 South Carolina, Colleton County, Round O — Fateful Choices - The Hanging Of Isaac Hayne
Isaac Hayne tried to spend the rest of the Revolutionary War in peace after the British captured Charleston in 1780. Although he had supported independence, Hayne accepted a parole - a promise to remain neutral - in exchange for his freedom. But the . . . Map (db m8010) HM
24 South Carolina, Colleton County, Round O — 15-4 — General Greene At The Round O
General Nathanael Greene advanced into the Low Country with the Continental Army under his command and set up headquarters in this vicinity on the Round O in December 1781 before moving down to protect the General Assembly convened at Jacksonborough . . . Map (db m8788) HM
25 South Carolina, Colleton County, Round O — 15-6 — Martyr Of The Revolution / Hayne Hall Reported missing
Martyr Of The Revolution When Loyalists soldiers attacked the camp of Col. Isaac Hayne's S.C. militia about 5 mi. W on July 7, 1781, they captured Hayne. He was soon condemned as a traitor because he had previously declared allegiance to . . . Map (db m155644) HM
26 South Carolina, Colleton County, Springtown — Green Pond United Methodist ChurchFormerly Chapel and Camp Ground
December 14, 1808 Bishop Francis Asbury, Bishop William McKIendree, and Rev. Henry Boehm spoke here. June, 1820 Camp meeting was held here from Friday afternoon until Monday morning. There were 125 carriages of all kinds, 50 tents . . . Map (db m32160) HM
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27 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — 15-17 — Anderson Field / Walterboro Army Air Field
(Anderson Field side): This airfield, the first in Colleton County, was built and dedicated in 1933 on 60 acres leased to the town of Walterboro by the estate of C.C. Anderson, foe whom it was named. By 1937 the town purchased the field and . . . Map (db m4290) HM
28 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — 15-19 — Bethel Presbyterian Church
[Front text] This church, originally located at Jacksonboro, was founded in 1728 by Rev. Archibald Stobo (d.1741), father of the Presbyterian church in S.C. The first building at Jacksonboro was replaced in 1746 by a "hansome sanctuary" . . . Map (db m7117) HM
29 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — 15-18 — Colleton County Courthouse
(Front Text): The original section of this courthouse, completed in 1882 after the county seat moved to Walterboro from Jacksonborough, was built by contractor William Thompson. The front portico is attributed to Robert Mills, who completed . . . Map (db m7063) HM
30 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — Colleton County Veterans War Memorial
Short and tall, rich and poor, black and white, farmer and shopkeeper - they came from every walk of life. The men and women of Colleton County have always answered the call to defend the flag and protect our freedom. They have done this . . . Map (db m7150) WM
31 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — Confederate Monument — Colleton County , South Carolina —
(Front face):To the Confederate soldiers of Colleton County, SC To those who fought and lived To those who fought and died To those who gave much And to those who gave all (Rear face): To the mothers, wives, sisters and . . . Map (db m7064) HM
32 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — Hickory ValleyWhere Walterboro Began
In 1784, brothers Paul and Jacob Walters, seeking refuge from the malaria-ridden rice swamps of the coast, found relief in the pinelands of this area. Here they constructed log cabin summer homes immediately north of where you're standing and to the . . . Map (db m200600) HM
33 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — 15-11 — Hickory Valley
Near here in a hickory grove Paul and Jacob Walter built in 1784 summer houses which formed the nucleus of a summer colony which grew into the town of Walterboro. The first store in the town was here and later the first drug store. The park here was . . . Map (db m7112) HM
34 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — 15-5 — Island Creek Meeting House
The cemetery one-half mile west is on the site of a meeting house deeded to the Methodist Society by John Fontaine in 1802. Bishop Francis Asbury had held services at Island Creek on March 4, 1796, in "a pole house." In 1882 the members had moved to . . . Map (db m176608) HM
35 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — Prisoner Of War Camp and Camouflage School
During World War II over 400,000 German and Italian POWs were quartered in camps across the United States. In many cases the prisoners were used to fill vast labor shortages in production and agriculture. Their prisoner camps were small communities . . . Map (db m22627) HM
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36 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — St. Jude’s Episcopal Church
St. Jude’s Episcopal Church Walterboro Historic District The National Register of Historic Places South Carolina Department of Archives and HistoryMap (db m200601) HM
37 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — 15-26 — St. Peter’s A.M.E. Church
(Side 1) Tradition holds that this African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) church first met after the Civil War before organizing in 1867 under Rev. James R. Nesbitt. It was part of the A.M.E Church's Walterboro Circuit, which Nesbitt . . . Map (db m200426) HM
38 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — The Beacon(Aircraft Guiding Light)
In 1945, the army deeded the Walterboro Army Airfield, previously known as Anderson Airfield, jointly to the City of Walterboro and Colleton County, including all surplus equipment. The Beacon (Aircraft Guiding Light) was left as part of the surplus . . . Map (db m7020) HM
39 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — The Tuskegee Airman of World War II
In honor of the Tuskegee Airman, their instructors, and ground support personnel who participated in training for combat at the Walterboro Army Airfield during the Second World War. Because of their heroic action in combat they were called . . . Map (db m4324) HM
40 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — The Tuskegee Airmen
(Top left picture): In April of 1944, Walterboro Army Airfield stopped training fighter groups and switched to advanced individual air combat training. Over 500 black airmen from the training program at Tuskegee trained at the airfield . . . Map (db m22611) HM
41 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — 15-21 — Training the Tuskegee Airmen
(Front text) Graduates of the Tuskegee Army Flying School, who belonged to the first African-American units in the U.S. Army Air Corps, took further combat flight training at Walterboro Army Air Field from May 1944 to October 1945. Many of . . . Map (db m43420) HM
42 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — Walterboro
Settled by Paul and Jacob Walter in 1784. Became a summer resort for Edisto, Combahee and Ashepoo planters. Incorporated in 1826. Since 1822 the County Seat of Colleton. In the court house was held, June 1826, the first Nullification Meeting under . . . Map (db m7084) HM
43 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — Walterboro Army Air Field
"We were prisoners, but (we weren't made to) feel like prisoners. We were just people waiting to go back home" - Helmut Ulbricht, German POW, Walterboro Army Air Field, 1945.The Press and Standard, 1994. Two Hundred and fifty German . . . Map (db m22631) HM
44 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — Walterboro Army Airfield
(Left Column) Walterboro Army Airfield In the late 1920's and 1930's, a rough landing strip was made on the farm of C.C. Anderson just outside Walterboro. Starting in 1941, as part of the World War II effort,The U.S. Government . . . Map (db m22479) HM
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45 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — Walterboro Army Airfield
" Both white and negro troops will be stationed there, with negro troops to constitute about ten percent of the total personnel." - The Press and Standard, 1942 " A network of army air fields, used for training purposes and . . . Map (db m22562) HM
46 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — 15-9 — Walterboro Jail
This neo-Gothic building, designed by Jones and Lee, noted architects of Charleston, and constructed by J.& B. Lucas in 1855-56, replaced the jail built in 1822 when Walterboro became the seat of justice of Colleton District. It served as a jail . . . Map (db m9970) HM
47 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — 15-7 — Walterborough Academy
Incorporated December 17, 1834, Walterborough Academy was the forerunner of the present city school system. Its trustees were Malachi Ford, John G. Godfrey, John D. Edwards, David Campbell, and Archibald Campbell. The Reverend John B. Van Dyke . . . Map (db m8665) HM
48 South Carolina, Colleton County, Walterboro — Walterborough Library SocietyEst. 1820 - Inc. 1821
Marked geographic center of town First location on present site of St. Jude's Episcopal Church Moved in 1845 to land given by Richard B. Bedon Now used by the Colleton County Historical SocietyMap (db m7114) HM
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Apr. 20, 2024