Shiness (HMPGR)

Location: Bennettsville, SC 29512 Marlboro County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 36.86', W 79° 40.923'

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According to a plaque placed on its western wall at time of construction, Shiness was built in 1903 by Alexander James Matheson and named for his paternal grandmother's home in Sutherlandshire, Scotland. Matheson was born in Marlboro County in 1848, became a successful businessman and large landowner, married Sarah Ellen Jarnigan in 1870 and became the father of nine

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children. He died in 1918 and is buried in McCall Cemetery in Bennettsville. Shiness was sold in 1939 to J. L. Powers, who converted it into apartments. A key structure in Bennettsville's 1978 National Register District, Shiness was purchased by William Light Kinney, Jr., in 1984 for adaptive use as business offices and retail shops.
Marker Number35-31
Year Placed1991
Placed ByMarlboro County Historic Preservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 620830 N 3831064
Decimal Degrees34.61433333, -79.68205000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 36.86', W 79° 40.923'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 36' 51.60" N, 79° 40' 55.38" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 Fayetteville Ave, Bennettsville SC 29512, US
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