Hartsville | Palmetto Places

Move along the shady paths of Coker College's Kalmia Gardens, then meet topiary wizard Pearl Fryar. Smile at the whimsical animals created by Pat Fowle and visit the Jacob Kelley House, where you learn to cook hoecakes on the hearth.

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Hartsville, Part 1
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Joanna Angle discusses the early history of Hartsville, South Carolina, and its founder, Thomas Edwards Hart. In addition to being a farmer, Thomas Hart was also a merchant, peace-keeper, the first...
Hartsville, Part 2
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Pearl Fryer, South Carolina’s “Wizard of Topiary,” discusses growing, cultivating, and creating art with Topiary plants.
Hartsville, Part 3
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The Atlantic Coastline Railroad station was built in 1908. One of the facilities to accommodate the growing popularity of travel by locomotive. Joanna Angle discusses the history behind this prominent...
Hartsville, Part 4
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An occasional exhibit which is a favorite of museum-goers in Hartsville is a whimsical exhibit of animal sculptures. Local artist Patz Fowle discusses sculpting her art pieces, and her unique visions...
Hartsville, Part 5
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The Jacob Kelly house in Hartsville is a prominent example of how houses “grow.” It began as a one story house, and gradually expanded into the plantation home we see today. Joanna Angle chronicles...
Hartsville, Part 6
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Between Hartsville and Bishopville lies Lee State Park. Covering nearly 3,000 acres, the park features many picturesque areas, perfect for hiking, picnicking, nature study, and photography.