Barnwell, Part 1 - History | Palmetto Places


Barnwell county was formed in 1785 when the old Orangeburg District was divided. The county was named in honor of a lowcountry family, the Barnwells. The town of Barnwell was settled mainly by families coming from Virginia during the American Revolution.

In this clip, hear the story of "Tuscarora Jack," learn the history of Banskia Hall during Sherman's March and visit four historic churches.

"Three known Revolutionary War period skirmishes took place in Barnwell County: the battle of Morris Ford, the battle of Vince's Fort, and the battle of Slaughter Field." Barnwell County, South Carolina. Accessed September 25, 2017.


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