Barnwell County Courthouse

Barnwell County Courthouse (HM5I7)

Location: Barnwell, SC 29812 Barnwell County
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N 33° 14.63', W 81° 21.904'

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Barnwell County, originally Winton County,was created out of Orangeburgh Districtin 1785. Renamed Barnwell District in 1798for John Barnwell (1748-1800), a S.C. militiaofficer in the Revolution and afterwards,it became Barnwell County in 1868. Thefirst courthouse was built at Boiling Springsin 1789 and was replaced by a courthousebuilt here in 1800. Later courthouses herewere built in 1819 and 1848.

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The 1848 courthouse was burned by Federaltroops in 1865. Court was held at BarnwellPresbyterian Church 1865-69 and again1874-78. The county seat was moved toBlackwell 1869-73 but returned toBarnwell permanently in 1874. Thiscourthouse, the fourth on this site, wasbuilt in 1878-79 and enlarged in 1901 and1921. The nearby sundial, donated by statesenator J.D. Allen (1812-1880), was erectedin 1858.
HM NumberHM5I7
Marker Number6-13
Year Placed2001
Placed ByBarnwell County Museum and Historical Board and The Barnwell County Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 4:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 465991 N 3678378
Decimal Degrees33.24383333, -81.36506667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 14.63', W 81° 21.904'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 14' 37.80" N, 81° 21' 54.24" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 133 Main St, Barnwell SC 29812, US
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