Historic Markers Across South Carolina

The Sundial

Marker ID: SCHM 
Location: on Main Street ( SC-70)
County: Barnwell
Coordinates: N 33° 14.617    W 081° 21.896
  33.243619    -81.364928
Style: Free Standing **


The oldest known device for the measurement of time, a sundial indicates time by the position of the shadow of a gnomon cast by the sun on the face of a dial marked in hours. The gnonon is a flat piece of metal in the center of the dial with its back poin