Edgefield | Palmetto Places

Expect some tall tales and colorful characters! Come to Oakley Park, where a young woman on horseback rallied 1,500 men under the "Red Shirt" banner. Visit the grave of dashing Preston Brooks, who canned a United States senator unconscious. Learn about the age-old tradition of Edgefield pottery and look in at Starview Farm, where wooly sheep yield lustrous yarns.

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Edgefield
Episode 1

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The name “Edgefield” derives from its location at the edge of Indian battlefields. Edgefield’s reputation for being a political hot bed was enhanced by events that occurred in the home called Oakley...
Edgefield, Part 2
Episode 2

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Willowbrook is the resting place of governors, diplomats, more than 150 Confederate soldiers, and Preston Brooks. Joanna Angle talks about an encounter Brooks had with Massachusetts senator Charles...
Edgefield, Part 3
Episode 3

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Magnolia Dale is presently the headquarters of the Edgefield County Historical Society. Joanna Angle chronicles the history of this historic home, and its ties to one of Edgefield’s most prominent...
Edgefield, Part 4
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Clay pots have been made in the Edgefield region since 2,500 B.C. Master potter Stephen Ferrell discusses making pottery, the different types of pots, along with its history. Stephen Ferrell even...
Edgefield, Part 5
Episode 5

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At Starview Farm, Brian and Micki Getson combine wool, and farm-grown cotton to produce yarn, which is another one of Edgefield’s age-old arts. In an interview, Micki Getson discusses how yarn is made...
Edgefield, Part 6
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Joanna Angle gives a brief history of this beautiful old church: Our Savior Episcopal Church.