Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Pinopolis



Marker ID: SCHM 8-31
Location: lnfront of Pinopolis Post Office on road 5
County: Berkeley
Coordinates: N 33° 13.847    W 080° 2.1
  33.23078333    -80.035
Style: Free Standing **
 



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Plantation owners began this pineland village in the 1830s to escape low country plantation summer nights, thought to cause "country fever" (malaria). By 1844 Pinopolis comprised about twelve homes. The village served as a shelter for refugees during the Civil War. The post office began in 1894 with Elizabeth Ravenel as postmaster. Pinopolis has two Historic Districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Erected by Anne Sinkler Fishburne Foundation and Berkeley County Historical Society -1995