Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Hickory Valley

Marker ID: SCHM 15-11
Location: Wichman Street, Walterboro
County: Colleton
Coordinates: N 32° 54.266    W 080° 39.549
  32.904433    -80.65915
Style: Free Standing **


Near here in a hickory grove Paul and Jacob Walter in 1784 built summer houses, which formed the nucleus of a summer colony, which grew into the town of Walterboro. The first store in the town was here and later the first drug store. The park here was the center of community life until the cyclone of 1879 leveled most of the trees.

Erected by Colleton County Historical Society - 1967