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CCHAPS Preservation Awards

Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society presents its annual Preservation Awards. Preserving history in Colleton County is what CCHAPS is about. It is our highest honor to present awards to the homeowners who enhance their homes while keeping with Colleton County History. This will be a year you will not want to miss! Come join us May 10, 2018 at Orange…

2018 Amazing History Race

The Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society is hosting their first Amazing History Race! The Amazing History Race is a fun-filled, family-friendly event with a live band, games, and food. We will have an Amazing History Race (like the TV show!) showcasing Colleton County history and some of our historical sites. Come and join in the fun and learn about…
The Bedon-Lucas House

The Bedon-Lucas House

Written by:  A. Karel Horn November 20, 2014 The Bedon-Lucas house is one of the few remaining high-houses in Colleton County.  Located in the heart of Walterboro, South Carolina’s Historic District this beautiful house reminds visitors and locals alike the culture and heritage that is so prevalent in the South.  Plantation owners in the Colleton County area were primarily growing…
The Little Library

The Little Library

Written by A. Karel Horn November 20, 2014 The Walterborough Library Society Building is the oldest public building in Walterboro.  This little building holds a strong legacy and is definitely worth getting a closer look.  This small building is known as the Little Library and was the original home of what eventually became the entire library system in Colleton County.…

Catholic Hill

Written by:  A. Karel Horn November 18, 2014 If you’re driving down Hendersonville highway to or from Yemassee you might notice a small green sign proclaiming “Catholic Hill.”   St. James the Greater Church was originally built in the area known as Thompson’s Crossroads in December of 1832.  Sometimes there is a tendency in modern times to believe that African-American Catholics…

The Walterboro Army Airfield and The Tuskegee Airmen

Written by:  A. Karel Horn November 18, 2014 Anderson Airfield is a rural airfield now, but once it was an important Army Airfield during WWII.  When it was first built there were three unpaved landing strips and a mere 60 acres that had been leased by the Town of Walterboro from C.C. Anderson for the use as an airfield in…

The Colleton County Courthouse

Written by:  A. Karel Horn November 17, 2014 Prominently at the corner of Hampton Street and Jeffries Boulevard stands an impressive white building.  The eye-catching statue and soaring columns give it an air of splendor and majesty.  This is the Colleton County Courthouse, the seat of justice in Colleton County and a reminder of our history.  This building is on…

The Nullification House

Written By:  A. Karel Horn November 17, 2014 On Jeffries Boulevard in Walterboro, South Carolina there used to stand a house that was once owned by Robert Barnwell Rhett.  It’s unfortunate that despite efforts to acquire the property by the Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society this house was ultimately torn down.  All that is left now is the memory,…

Preservation Award Information

Preservation Awards Nominations will be accepted until March 1 via email at info@cchaps, mail to 205 Church St., Walterboro, SC 29488 or call the office at 843-549-9633. There are several different categories for nominations, a brief description of each is listed below: The Sir John Colleton Award Sir John Colleton was one of the eight Lords Proprietors to be given…