Society Hill Library Society

Society Hill Library Society (HMPJH)

Location: Society Hill, SC 29593 Darlington County
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N 34° 30.545', W 79° 51.292'

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On June 5, 1822, twelve men paid $20 each to purchase books for a library. These men were J. J. Evans; David and Elias Gregg; D. R. W., J. K. and T. E. McIver; Thomas Smith; Alexander Sparks; D. R. and J. N. Williams; J. F. Wilson; and J. D. Witherspoon. On December 7, 1822 the men formed the Society Hill Library Society.

This society was incorporated Dec. 20, 1823 and by 1826 was located in a structure about 900 ft. N. on land given by John D. Witherspoon. Elias Gregg is thought to have been the first librarian, serving until 1844. The library building was moved from its original site on Main St. to the St. David's Academy lot here about 1932. It was taken into the county library system in 1971.
Marker Number16-26
Year Placed1990
Placed BySouth Carolina Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 6:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 605118 N 3819199
Decimal Degrees34.50908333, -79.85486667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 30.545', W 79° 51.292'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 30' 32.70" N, 79° 51' 17.52" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 286 S Main St, Society Hill SC 29593, US
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