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Lake Edgar Brown — Barnwell , South Carolina

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Lake Edgar Brown

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.

Lake Brown Spillway

F. Everett Leigh of Union, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

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 Brown in Barnwell

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

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

Lake Edgar Brown Map

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3 Comments about Lake Edgar Brown

Peggy Hatfild says:
April 2nd, 2019 at 9:08 am

Also enjoyed the Lakeside Grille on Gilmore Street, awesome food and beautiful view of lake.

Everett Leigh says:
June 12th, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Thanks for the highlight! Having one of my images shared on SC's premiere Information Highway is truly an honor.

Agnes Roberts says:
December 14th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Very interesting and beautiful pictures. I was not aware of the points of interest which are displayed in this collage of pictures of this area. My hat’s off to Melissa Roberts and the other photographers who have submitted such an array of beauty Barnwell County has to offer. Lake Edgar Brown is a really pretty lake with its wooden fishing piers, surrounding plants, and shore line flowering trees. It’s a relaxing place for outdoor recreation, as outlined in the pictures submitted here.


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