Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Edmund H. Deas



Marker ID: SCHM 16-18
Location: 2nd block of Ave. E, off South Main Street, Darlington
County: Darlington
Coordinates: N 34° 17.729    W 079° 51.755
  34.29548333    -79.86258333
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

After moving to Darlington County in the 1870s, Edmund H. Deas served as county chairman of the Republican Party for a number of years and was a delegate to four national conventions. A black candidate for Congress in 1884 and 1890, Deas was Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue in S. C., 1889-94 and 1897-1901. This house was his residence at his death in 1915.

Erected by Darlington County Bicentennial Committee for Ethnic Participation - 1977