History

Historical events and sites in Colleton county.

The Bedon-Lucas House

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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 …

The Little Library

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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 …

Catholic Hill

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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 …

The Walterboro Army Airfield and The Tuskegee Airmen

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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 …

The Colleton County Courthouse

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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 …

The Nullification House

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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 …

General Assembly meets in Old Jacksonborough in 1782

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In 1782, the occupation of Charleston by the British forced the General Assembly to convene in the village of Old Jacksonborough. The House of Representatives meetings were conducted at the Masonic Lodge and the Senate meetings were held at the Tavern of …

George Washington Visits in May of 1791

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George Washington, on his southern tour in May of 1791, was entertained at Duharra Plantation, home of Congressman O’Brien Smith, who served in the General Assembly, the State Senate, and was the second President of the Hibernian Society of Charleston. …

The Burial Site of Colonel Isaac Hayne

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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. …

Parker’s Ferry Battlefield

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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 …