Wilds-Edwards House / Samuel Hugh Wilds

Wilds-Edwards House / Samuel Hugh Wilds (HMPI5)

Location: Darlington, SC 29532 Darlington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 17.942', W 79° 52.518'

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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 during a raid in the area. In 1870 attorney B.W. Edwards (1824-1890), later a state senator, acquired the house; it remained in the family until 1999.

Samuel H. Wilds was a member of the Darlington Agricultural Society, a colonel in the antebellum militia, and a state representative 1856-57 and again in 1864. He organized the "Wilds Rifles" (later Co. B, 21st S.C. Infantry) at the outbreak of the Civil War as its captain and rose to major by war's end. This house was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
HM NumberHMPI5
Marker Number16-48
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe City of Darlington Historical Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 2:22am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 603500 N 3795885
Decimal Degrees34.29903333, -79.87530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 17.942', W 79° 52.518'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 17' 56.52" N, 79° 52' 31.08" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 120 Edwards Ave, Darlington SC 29532, US
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