Lawrence Faulkner / Simon Brown

Lawrence Faulkner / Simon Brown (HMPJG)

Location: Society Hill, SC 29593 Darlington County
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N 34° 30.708', W 79° 51.096'

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Born c.1840 and a resident of Darlington County by 1871, Lawrence Faulkner was a black school teacher, later merchant, and Society Hill's postmaster from 1877 to 1889. A trustee of nearby Union Baptist Church, Faulkner died in 1898. His store and dwelling were located on this site.

A former slave from Virginia, Brown lived in Society Hill around 1900 and for years was employed by Lawrence Faulkner's widow to work on her farm. His small house was adjacent to the Faulkner house on this site. A gifted story-teller of black folk tales, Brown's allegories were posthumously recorded by the Smithsonian Institution.
Marker Number16-25
Year Placed1989
Placed ByDarlington County Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 7:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 605414 N 3819504
Decimal Degrees34.51180000, -79.85160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 30.708', W 79° 51.096'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 30' 42.48" N, 79° 51' 5.76" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 123-163 S Main St, Society Hill SC 29593, US
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