William Seaborn Bamberg, who built a store and depot at Lawreys by 1850 and built a hotel there in 1853, was the town's first mayor. Lawreys was renamed Bamberg for him in 1854, and chartered in 1855. W.S. Bamberg died before the present house at Pinewood was completed in 1859; his widow Philippine Piquette Bamberg (1820-1895), a native of France, lived here until her death.
|Placed By||The Historic Society of Bamberg County, Inc|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 4:44am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 491228 N 3682923|
|Decimal Degrees||33.28533333, -81.09420000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 17.12', W 81° 5.652'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 17' 7.20" N, 81° 5' 39.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3141 Capernaum Rd, Bamberg SC 29003, US|
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