Barnwell is considered the gateway to the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Learn about the interesting election that officially left the county seat in Barnwell instead of Blackville.
In the front of the Barnwell courthouse is a unique vertical sundial that was made in Charleston. The sundial was given to the town in 1858 by Captain Joseph D. Allen, a state senator. It's believed to be the only one if its kind and keeps within 2 minutes of Eastern Standard time.
The Barnwell County Library was a gift from business man, C.G. Fuller. Fuller and his family lived in Barnwell from the 1920s to the 1050s. Also, learn about the Barnwell County Museum and visit the Barnwell State Park.
Some famous Barnwell residents include Edgar Brown who served in the House of Representatives and then the Senate. He served in state office for 47 years. Another famous Barnwell county resident was Solomon Blatt, who served in the House of Representives for 53 years and served as speaker for 33 years. Both of these men were heavy weights in politics from the 1930s through the 1970s.