Blackville

Blackville (HMVI1)

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

N 33° 21.304', W 81° 16.222'

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A Glimpse into Blackville's Past
The South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company began construction of what was to be the longest continuous rail for commercially operated steam locomotives in 1830. The track was to connect Charleston and Hamburg, near modern North Augusta. Mr. John Alexander Black was employed by the SCCRR to survey and establish locations for fuel and water stops for the train. He chose the locale of Blackville for the first overnight stop because it was about one day's train travel from Charleston. Mr. Black decided to settle his family in the area and the town that sprung up would bear his name. Remnants of the rail bed can still be seen in the middle of Main Street.
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The Mennonite Community
The Mennonite community was the Calvary Fellowship Church are located one mile east of the healing Springs. This community is made up of Amish-Mennonite families that came to this area in the late 1960s. The community began a mission church and has grown to about fourteen families.
Coming to South Carolina from communities in Ohio and Indiana the Mennonite community settled this rural area so that they could rear their families in the traditional way.
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Healing Springs
Discover the storied healing qualities of Blackville's Healing Springs. Locate three miles north of town on SC Hwy 3, these natural springs are situated on one acre of land that the previous owner deeded to God in 1944. Also known as God's Acre, legends abound about the healings that have taken place at the springs. Healing Springs is opened to the public daily and offers picnic facilities near by.
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The Shamrock Hotel
The Shamrock Hotel was built by Mr. Jack Farrell (1912) to capitalize upon railroad travelers like traveling salesmen and produce buyers doing business in town. This structure was an elegant three-story brick building housing a pharmacy, beauty salon, and a full service lobby on the ground floor. The hotel offered 30 rooms for rent, a restaurant, and a game room to their guest.
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HM NumberHMVI1
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: South Carolina Heritage Corridor series
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Placed BySouth Carolina National Heritage Corridor
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 3:51am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 474845 N 3690683
Decimal Degrees33.35506667, -81.27036667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 21.304', W 81° 16.222'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 21' 18.24" N, 81° 16' 13.32" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106-110 Rail Rd Ave, Blackville SC 29817, US
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