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Historical Markers in Barnwell, 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 (93) Allendale County, SC (16) Bamberg County, SC (37) Orangeburg County, SC (60) Burke County, GA (33)  BarnwellCounty(44) Barnwell County (44)  AikenCounty(93) Aiken County (93)  AllendaleCounty(16) Allendale County (16)  BambergCounty(37) Bamberg County (37)  OrangeburgCounty(60) Orangeburg County (60)  BurkeCountyGeorgia(33) Burke County (33)
Barnwell is the county seat for Barnwell County
Barnwell is in Barnwell County
      Barnwell County (44)  
      Aiken County (93)  
      Allendale County (16)  
      Bamberg County (37)  
      Orangeburg County (60)  
      Burke County, Georgia (33)  
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Dec. 7, 2022