The first settlement of the town of Branchville was 1735 about one mile southeast of the present town. Almost 100 years later, the present town grew from 170 acres of land purchased from the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company. It was . . . — — Map (db m16536) HM
Built in the 1830's it is thought to be the oldest of the plantation summer homes in the area. Acquired by the Church of the Epiphany across the street, it was used for various church activities. Now it . . . — — Map (db m16801) HM
Began first successful scheduled steam railroad service in America on December 25, 1830, and by 1833
its 136 miles from Charleston to Hamburg made it the world’s longest railroad.
Now part of the Southern Railway System. — — Map (db m9985) HM