Lake Edgar Brown — Barnwell , South Carolina
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The 100-acre Lake Edgar Brown in the city of Barnwell offers visitors two wooden fishing piers and a boat ramp. In addition, several walking paths wind their way around the lake. Lake Brown, as it is more commonly known, is located across the highway from Fuller Park. It was built in the early 1960s by the South Carolina Department of Recreation, which manages the lake. It was created by damming nearby Turkey Creek. In 1968 Turkey Creek was diverted around the lake, but in recent years it was reconnected to Lake Edgar Brown.
Dedicated on July 1, 1964, the lake was named in honor of Edgar A. Brown, who served South Carolina in both the State House and the Senate from 1922 through 1972. Brown is also the namesake of the Edgar Brown Building on the State House grounds in Columbia. Brown was part of the Barnwell Ring, a group of influential South Carolina politicians who used their positions to sway South Carolina governance.
Lake Edgar Brown is popular with anglers. Large mouth bass, catfish, and bluegill are common varieties of fish caught from the piers and waters of this small but well-populated lake.
Lake Edgar Brown Info
Address: Bryan Street, Barnwell, SC 29812
GPS Coordinates: 33.2467,-81.36878