Barnwell (HM5DE)

Location: Barnwell, SC 29812 Barnwell County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 14.675', W 81° 21.557'

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Barnwell, originally called "Red Hill" and later "the Village," was founded in 1800 when a courthouse was built on land donated by Benjamin Odom. Both Winton County and its new county seat were renamed for John Barnwell (1748-1800), a S.C. militia officer in the Revolution and afterwards. Barnwell was incorporated in 1829 with the town limits extending ? mi. from the courthouse. The heart of the city is the Circle, with its unique 1858 vertical sundial.

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Barnwell is perhaps best known for the dedicated public service of its citizens as governors, legislators, and jurists. The city is also known as the home of the "Barnwell Ring", a powerful group of twentieth-century Barnwell politicians who included Joseph Emile Harley, lt. governor 1934-41 and governor 1941-42; Edgar A. Brown, president pro tem of the S.C. Senate 1942-72, and Solomon Blatt, speaker of the S.C. House 1937-46 and 1951-73.
HM NumberHM5DE
Marker Number6-15
Year Placed2002
Placed ByCity of Barnwell and the Collins Park Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 11:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 466530 N 3678459
Decimal Degrees33.24458333, -81.35928333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 14.675', W 81° 21.557'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 14' 40.50" N, 81° 21' 33.42" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 456-498 Main St, Barnwell SC 29812, US
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