Village of Pineville

Village of Pineville (HMFCI)

Location: Pineville, SC 29468 Berkeley County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 25.616', W 80° 1.744'

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Pineville, established in 1793-94, was one of the first planters' retreats in the South. James Sinkler built the first summer house here in 1793. Pineville, named for its "religiously preserved" pines and known for its "sweet and balmy air," became a village in 1794 after John Cordes, Peter Gaillard, John Palmer and Peter, Philip, and Samuel Porcher built houses here as well.

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By 1830 Pineville had more than 60 houses, a chapel, an academy, a library, and a race track. Federick Porcher wrote in 1858, "the prestige of its ancient fame remains." Union troops burned most of the village in 1865, except the chapel, library, post office and Gourdin House (ca. 1820). The Pineview Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
Marker Number8-52
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Village of Pineville
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 2:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 590262 N 3699039
Decimal Degrees33.42693333, -80.02906667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 25.616', W 80° 1.744'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 25' 36.96" N, 80° 1' 44.64" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 116 Walnut Way, Pineville SC 29468, US
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