Blackville : Town Of The Phoenix / Battle of Blackville

Blackville : Town Of The Phoenix / Battle of Blackville (HM5GL)

Location: Blackville, SC 29817 Barnwell County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 21.307', W 81° 16.277'

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Blackville: Town of the Phoenix
Blackville was founded in 1833 as the first overnight stop on the new railroad operated by the S.C. Canal & Railroad Co. It was also the scene of 4 major fires in the late 19th century (in 1865, 1876, 1887, and 1888), each of which almost destroyed the town. Editor A. E. Gonzales nicknamed Blackville "The Town of the Phoenix" in 1889 in honor of its ability to rise again and again from the ashes and rebuild.

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Battle of Blackville, 1865
Early on February 7, 1865, Federal cavalry under Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick advanced to Blackville from Barnwell. Col. Thomas J. Jordan's brigade attacked a Confederate cavalry brigade under Col. James Hagan, drove it through the town and three miles beyond, and captured many prisoners, scattering the rest. Kilpatrick destroyed the railroad at Blackville and advanced west to Reynolds Station, between Blackville and Williston, that night.
HM NumberHM5GL
Marker Number6-5
Year Placed1996
Placed ByTown of Blackville and the Blackville Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 7:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 474759 N 3690689
Decimal Degrees33.35511667, -81.27128333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 21.307', W 81° 16.277'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 21' 18.42" N, 81° 16' 16.62" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Rail Rd Ave, Blackville SC 29817, US
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