Fairfield County / Winnsboro

Fairfield County / Winnsboro (HMVXT)

Location: Winnsboro, SC 29180 Fairfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 22.816', W 81° 5.188'

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Fairfield County
A center of activity in the Regulator movement to bring law and order to the backcountry, this area in 1769 was made part of Camden District under the Circuit Court Act. In 1775 it formed part of the District between the Broad and Catawba Rivers for election purposes. Laid out as the jurisdiction of a county court in 1785, Fairfield became a judicial district in 1800 and a county again in 1868.

Settled on land of the Winn family, by 1780 Winnsborough had about twenty houses when it was occupied by Cornwallis. On February 21, 1865, it was occupied again, by General W.T. Sherman. Chartered in 1785 by Richard and John Winn and John Vanderhorst, it was made the seat of justice for Fairfield District. Incorporated in 1832, Winnsboro became a social, religious, and educational center of this area.

Marker Number20-7
Year Placed1967
Placed ByFairfield Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 3:52pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 492050 N 3804323
Decimal Degrees34.38026667, -81.08646667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 22.816', W 81° 5.188'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 22' 48.96" N, 81° 5' 11.28" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-111 S Congress St, Winnsboro SC 29180, US
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