Pinewood Plantation

Pinewood Plantation (HMVXL)

Location: Bamberg, SC 29003 Bamberg County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 17.12', W 81° 5.652'

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This plantation was the home of Maj. William Seaborn Bamberg (1820-1858), planter, merchant, and the founder of Bamberg. Maj. Bamberg, a native of what was then Barnwell District, returned to this area from Georgia in the late 1840s. The town of Bamberg, called "Lawrey's Turnout" or Lawreys, was little more than a stop on the S.C. Railroad before a post office opened there in 1850.

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.

Marker Number5-14
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Historic Society of Bamberg County, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 4:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491228 N 3682923
Decimal Degrees33.28533333, -81.09420000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 17.12', W 81° 5.652'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 17' 7.20" N, 81° 5' 39.12" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3141 Capernaum Rd, Bamberg SC 29003, US
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