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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Walterboro, 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Colleton County, SC (40) Allendale County, SC (16) Bamberg County, SC (36) Beaufort County, SC (134) Charleston County, SC (614) Dorchester County, SC (33) Hampton County, SC (24) Orangeburg County, SC (60)  ColletonCounty(40) Colleton County (40)  AllendaleCounty(16) Allendale County (16)  BambergCounty(36) Bamberg County (36)  BeaufortCounty(134) Beaufort County (134)  CharlestonCounty(614) Charleston County (614)  DorchesterCounty(33) Dorchester County (33)  HamptonCounty(24) Hampton County (24)  OrangeburgCounty(60) Orangeburg County (60)
Location of Walterboro, South Carolina
    Colleton County (40)
    Allendale County (16)
    Bamberg County (36)
    Beaufort County (134)
    Charleston County (614)
    Dorchester County (33)
    Hampton County (24)
    Orangeburg County (60)
 
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1South 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
2South 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
3South 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
4South 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
5South 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
6South 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
7South 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
8South 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
9South 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
10South 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
11South 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
12South 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
13South 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
14South 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
15South 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
16South 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
17South 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
18South 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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