Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Barnwell County Courthouse

Marker ID: SCHM 6-12
Location: on Solomon Blatt Avenue (State Highway 3)
County: Barnwell
Coordinates: N 33° 21.405    W 081° 16.242
  33.356758    -81.270703
Style: Free Standing **


The county courthouse was on this site from 1871 to 1874. In 1869 Republican state senator Charles P. Leslie, a native of New York, sponsored an act to move the county seat from Barnwell to Blackville. Court was first held in a church until a two-story br