Bowen's Corner

Bowen's Corner (HMJO1)

Location: Hanahan, SC 29410 Berkeley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 56.224', W 80° 0.507'

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Bowen's Corner, an African-American farming community from the mid-19th century through the late-20th century, was originally part of a rice plantation established along Goose Creek in 1680. That tract was granted by the Lords Proprietors to Barnard Schenckingh (d. 1692). It was later owned by Benjamin Coachman (d. 1779), member of the Royal Assembly. By 1785 it passed to John Bowen (d. 1811), a state representative, for whom Bowen's Corner is named.

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Bowen and later absentee owners through the antebellum and post-Civil War era often employed slaves and freedmen as overseers or managers, giving them an opportunity to work toward self-sufficiency. "Bowen's Old Place" was subdivided into small farms after the war. By 1936 the Bowen's Corner community, between the railroad and the Goose Creek Reservoir, was centered on Bethel A.M.E. Church and Bowen's Corner School, for grades 1-8, which closed in 1954.
HM NumberHMJO1
Marker Number8-58
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe City of Hanahan
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 2:33pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 592694 N 3644746
Decimal Degrees32.93706667, -80.00845000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 56.224', W 80° 0.507'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 56' 13.44" N, 80° 0' 30.42" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1219-1299 Hanahan Rd, Hanahan SC 29410, US
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