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Located at the junction of US 278 and SC 64, the City of Barnwell straddles the South Carolina regional divide between Midlands and Lowcountry.

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Melissa Roberts of Barnwell, 2010 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

People began to settle here in the early 1800s and Barnwell was called “Red Hill” until it was incorporated in 1829. Back then, the town’s limits radiated just a three-quarters of a mile from the Barnwell County Courthouse, which is still considered the heart of the city.

The sign above sports a miniature replica of Barnwell’s famous sundial. The actual sundial is located in front of the county courthouse on Main Street. It was a gift to the city in 1858 from state senator J.D. Allen. The sundial is one-of-a-kind and still keeps nearly perfect time after all these years.

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7 Comments about Barnwell Photos

Lewis Mustard, PhD says:
June 17th, 2019 at 12:57 pm

I was the hospital CEO of the Barnwell hospital and nursing home shortly before it closed. Barnwell is a pleasant place to live. I am not up to date on the access to medical care there.

SC Picture Project says:
June 16th, 2019 at 9:43 pm

How wonderful, congratulations on your new home, we hope everything goes smoothly! Barnwell is a wonderful place.

Edward F. Connelly says:
June 15th, 2019 at 7:02 pm

I so much enjoyed Barnwell, my wife (Rosemary) and I decided to contract to purchase the J. O. Patterson Home. If all goes well we will be moving from North Carolina (Elkin) to 626 Hagood Ave. We love the home and look forward to maintaining its beauty and history. Everyone we spoke to of the city were very kind and helpful. Respectfully Edward F. Connelly

Lewis mustard says:
June 28th, 2018 at 11:22 pm

I was the Barnwell Hospital and Nursing Home CEO in late 1970s. My family and I lived on the hospital grounds in a dormitory which on one end was our home and on the other end two nurses lived. The hospital eventually closed as regional hospitals expanded. Photos are great.

Bobby Hammonds says:
September 7th, 2010 at 8:47 am

I thank you so much.

SCIWAY says:
August 23rd, 2010 at 8:04 am

We’re so glad that you enjoyed them! They are wonderful pictures, and SCIWAY is always so grateful when people share their photos with us.

Marian Collins says:
August 20th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

I love these pics. I have known Melissa and Jayme for several years. I didn’t know they took such lovely pics!


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