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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Darlington, South Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Darlington 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 Darlington County, SC (76) Chesterfield County, SC (19) Florence County, SC (110) Kershaw County, SC (115) Lee County, SC (30) Marlboro County, SC (39)  DarlingtonCounty(76) Darlington County (76)  ChesterfieldCounty(19) Chesterfield County (19)  FlorenceCounty(110) Florence County (110)  KershawCounty(115) Kershaw County (115)  LeeCounty(30) Lee County (30)  MarlboroCounty(39) Marlboro County (39)
Darlington is the county seat for Darlington County
Darlington is in Darlington County
      Darlington County (76)  
ADJACENT TO DARLINGTON COUNTY
      Chesterfield County (19)  
      Florence County (110)  
      Kershaw County (115)  
      Lee County (30)  
      Marlboro County (39)  
 
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1 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — "Reese's Row"West Broad Street Historic District
Known as “Reese’s Row,” the West Broad Street Historic District features 14 houses designed and built between c.1890 and 1910 by master carpenter Lawrence Reese (1864-1915). Most of the large, two-story homes feature elaborate Eastlake, Queen . . . Map (db m224009) HM
2 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-51 — “Yankee Hill”
In the summer of 1865, just after the end of the Civil War, Federal troops began their occupation of many cities and towns in S.C. Units in Darlington in 1865-1866 included the 15th Maine Infantry, 29th Maine Veteran Volunteers. They camped on the . . . Map (db m13570) HM
3 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-50 — Andrew Hunter
Side A Andrew Hunter (d. 1823), planter, state representative, and county official, is buried in the Hunter family cemetery about 400 ft. south. During the American Revolution he ran a grist mill several miles south on High Hill Creek, . . . Map (db m38109) HM
4 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-12 — Attempted Ambush
On March 5, 1865, near the point where the Ebenezer Road crossed the Cheraw and Darlington Railroad, the 29th Missouri Mounted Infantry of Col. Reuben Williams's command, deployed on either side of the tracks to capture a Confederate train . . . Map (db m38094) HM
5 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-22 — Darlington County / Darlington County Courthouse
Darlington County This area become part of St. David's Parish in 1768, Cheraws District in 1769, and then Darlington County on March 12, 1785. In 1800 Darlington became a circuit court district, and again a county in 1868. Extensive territory . . . Map (db m38101) HM
6 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — Darlington County Confederate Monument
(North Side): On fame's eternal camping ground their silent tents are spread; and glory guards, with solemn round, the bivouac of the dead. (East Side): They never fail who Die in a great cause. While the tree of freedom's . . . Map (db m46220) HM
7 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-60 — Darlington County Jail
This building, a New Deal project of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Public Works Administration (PWA), was built in 1937 at a cost of $60,000. Called “one of the most modern jails in the South,” it was designed by Rock Hill architect Alfred D. Gilchrist . . . Map (db m38116) HM
8 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-7 — Darlington District Agricultural Society / The Mineral Spring
Darlington District Agricultural Society On May 5, 1846, a society was organized for "mutual improvement in agriculture and to promote the planting interest of the country." Most of the annual meetings since that time have been held at this . . . Map (db m38092) HM
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9 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-54 — Darlington Memorial Cemetery
Side A This cemetery, established in 1890, was originally a five-acre tract when it was laid out as the cemetery for the nearby Macedonia Baptist Church. The first African American cemetery in Darlington, it includes about 1,900 graves . . . Map (db m38111) HM
10 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-49 — Darlington Memorial Center
This house was built in 1889 by Charles McCullough (1853-1908), who served as town councilman and later as mayor. It was for many years a recreation center for local youth. The Darlington Memorial Center, chartered in 1946 as a memorial to . . . Map (db m38108) HM
11 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — Darlington Raceway
Famously referred to as the track Too Tough to Tame, Darlington Raceway annually draws over 100,000 spectators. Ticketholders travel from all 50 states and several foreign countries to watch the top stock car drivers in the world . . . Map (db m224015) HM
12 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-37 — Darlington Raceway
Darlington Raceway, the first superspeedway in NASCAR history, was constructed in 1950 by Harold Brasington, a local race promoter who saw an asphalt-paved track as an advance over the standard dirt tracks and wanted a 500-mile stock car race to . . . Map (db m30634) HM
13 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-18 — Edmund H. Deas
After moving to Darlington County in the 1870s, Edmund H. Deas served as county chairman of the Republican Party for a number of years and was a delegate to four national conventions. A black candidate for Congress in 1884 and 1890, Deas was Deputy . . . Map (db m38097) HM
14 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-38 — First Baptist Church
Side A Established in 1831 as Darlington Baptist Church of Christ, with Rev. W.Q. Beattie as its first minister; joined the Welsh Neck Association in 1832. The first sanctuary, built in 1830 just before the church was formally organized, . . . Map (db m38102) HM
15 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-6 — George W. Dargan1802 - 1859
Near this site stood the home of George W. Dargan, ante-bellum leader of this area, who served as State Senator, 1842-1847 and Chancellor of the S.C. Court of Equity, 1847-1859. He was a trustee of the S.C. College and a member of the Southern . . . Map (db m38090) HM
16 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-59 — Grove Hill Cemetery
Grove Hill Cemetery, the first public cemetery in Darlington, was chartered in 1889. Citizens founded it “on account of the health of our town but also on account of the great scarcity of space in the church cemeteries.” The original . . . Map (db m47812) HM
17 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-43 — Henry "Dad" Brown
[Front] Henry "Dad" Brown (1830-1907), a black veteran of the Mexican, Civil, and Spanish-American Wars, is buried 75' N with his wife Laura. Variously said to have been born free or born as a slave who purchased his and Laura's freedom, he . . . Map (db m38106) HM
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18 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-52 — Julius A. Dargan House
Side A This house was built in 1856 for Julius A. Dargan (1815-1861). Built on land acquired from Jesse H. Lide in 1839, the house is a fine example of the Greek Revival style. Dargan briefly taught school and practiced law with his brother . . . Map (db m38110) HM
19 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-45 — Lawrence Reese
West Broad Street features several late-19th to early-20th century residences designed and built by Lawrence Reese (1865-1915), a native of Marlboro County who came to Darlington as a merchant by 1887. Reese, who had no formal training in . . . Map (db m38174) HM
20 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-15 — Macedonia Church
Side A Tradition says first meetings of this Baptist Church were held in the home of Laura Brown. A house of worship was constructed on the N.E. corner of present S. Main and Hampton streets on land purchased during 1866-1874. The present . . . Map (db m38095) HM
21 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-61 — Mount Pleasant Baptist Church / Lowther's Hill Cemetery
Marker Front: Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, organized by 1785, first met in a nearby school. It built a sanctuary here in 1791; that year Cashaway Baptist Church merged with it. In 1818 the congregation . . . Map (db m38120) HM
22 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-88 — Pleasant Grove Church
This church was organized in 1869 by Rev. Daniel Jesse. Members first met under a brush arbor before building a small wooden church at this site by 1872, when they acquired one acre where the church already stood. The present structure was built in . . . Map (db m238119) HM
23 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — Richard Petty All-Time NASCAR RecordDarlington International Raceway
Here on May 13, 1967, Richard Petty set an all-time NASCAR record by streaking to victory in the Rebel 400, in a 1967 Plymouth. It was his 55th career Grand National win topping the previous career high of 54, set by his father, Lee Petty.Map (db m224013) HM
24 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-11 — Samuel Bacot 1745-1795
Early land records indicate that Samuel Bacot settled in the back country of S.C. about 1770. He served in the State Militia during the Revolution, was taken prisoner by the British in 1780, but with his companions made his escape, avoiding . . . Map (db m38093) HM
25 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — Site of First Methodist Church
The First Methodist Church was built in 1831 on land donated by Moses Sanders in 1830. This was five years before Darlington was chartered. It was a plain barn like building, not plastered or ceiled. A great revival was held in the church was held . . . Map (db m60606) HM
26 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-16 — St. James Church
Side A This United Methodist Church was originally named Pearl Street Methodist Episcopal Church. The first trustees were Henry Brown, Abner Black, Wesley Dargan, Zeddidiah Dargan, January Felder, Randolph Hart and Rev. B. Frank Whittemore. . . . Map (db m38096) HM
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27 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — Veterans Memorial
In Honor and Memory of All Veterans Gone But Not ForgottenMap (db m224010) WM
28 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-48 — Wilds-Edwards House / Samuel Hugh Wilds
[Front] This Italianate house, designed by J.L. Clickner, was built 1856-57 for planter Samuel H. Wilds (1819-1867). According to tradition Clickner returned in early 1865 as a Union soldier and persuaded his superiors not to burn the house . . . Map (db m38107) HM
29 South Carolina, Darlington County, Darlington — 16-19 — Wilson Crossroads / Dr. Peter A. Wilson
Wilson Crossroads At this point the Camden-Mars Bluff road intersected the road to Darlington on property granted to the Reverend John Wilson (1790-1869) by the state of South Carolina in 1837. Wilson, a North Carolinian, settled here, and . . . Map (db m224017) HM
 
 
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Feb. 29, 2024