Category: Historical Sites

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,…

The Burial Site of Colonel Isaac Hayne

Written by:  A. Karel Horn November 18, 2014   Isaac Hayne was a planter and patriot from Jacksonborough, South Carolina.  Hayne was born in 1745 and died on August 4, 1781 when he was executed by the British in Charleston.  He owned plantations in Beaufort and Colleton Counties.  Hayne Hall, a rice plantation and his main residence, was located in…

Parker’s Ferry Battlefield

Parker’s Ferry was the site of the ambush of the British by General Francis Marion on August 30, 1781. He and a force of four hundred Patriots battled five hundred and forty British at the Battle of Parker’s Ferry, forcing them to withdraw to Charleston.

Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery remains today the site of the church organized 1728 by Rev. Archibald Stobo, the father of the Presbyterian Church in South Carolina. Until the Revolution, all ministers of Bethel came from Scotland. The first building was called the “Meeting House” and lasted until 1746 when a handsome church was erected. Eleven thousand handmade bricks made up the…

Pon Pon Chapel of Ease

Written by:  A. Karel Horn November 18, 2014 Pon Pon Chapel of Ease is located on Parker's Ferry Road near Jacksonboro, South Carolina.  The remains of this important structure are owned and maintained by the Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society.  Pon Pon is located in the area that was known as St. Bartholomew’s Parish during the Colonial period.  There…