Welcome to Historic Edgefield

Welcome to Historic Edgefield (HM85Y)

Location: Edgefield, SC 29824 Edgefield County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 47.367', W 81° 55.767'

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Home to Ten South Carolina Governors

This Court House Square, which was identified as the site of the courthouse and jail for the newly established Edgefield District in 1785, has been the center of life here for over two centuries. Today the present courthouse, which was built in 1839, still serves as the center of government for Edgefield County.

Visitors will find many points of interest close by. The Edgefield History Wall, located in the park just beyond the northwest corner of the Square tells the story of the town and the county.

The Tompkins Memorial Library and Welcome Center, located on the north side of the Square, houses a comprehensive genealogical library as well as visitor information.

Three living history projects sponsored by the Edgefield Historical Society are also within close proximity to the Square: the Old Edgefield Pottery, the Village Blacksmith, and the Carpenter's Stand.

Three blocks to the east on Main street is the Discovery Center for Region 2 of the South Carolina National heritage Corridor, which provides a comprehensive overview of tourist sites in this Region.

Behind the Discovery Center is the quaint and historic Trinity Episcopal Church. Several blocks north of the church is Willowbrook Cemetery, one of the most historic cemeteries in South Carolina.

Oakley Park, an antebellum house museum and shrine to the Red Shirt movement of 1876, is located a half mile east at the far end of Main Street.
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HM NumberHM85Y
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: South Carolina Heritage Corridor series
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Placed BySouth Carolina Heritage Corridor
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 9:51am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 413954 N 3739199
Decimal Degrees33.78945000, -81.92945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 47.367', W 81° 55.767'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 47' 22.02" N, 81° 55' 46.02" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 103 Main St, Edgefield SC 29824, US
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