Historic Markers Across South Carolina

John L. Hart

Marker ID: SCHM 16-23
Location: East Home Avenue, Hartsville
County: Darlington
Coordinates: N 34° 22.601    W 080° 04.426
  34.37668333    -80.07376666
Style: Free Standing **


In 1845, John Lide Hart (1825-1864) bought a 491-acre plantation here. Along what is now Home A venue, he built a carriage factory, a store, a steam-powered sawmill and grist-mill, and houses for himself and his workers. Hart also donated land for the First Baptist Church, which he helped establish. The property here left his ownership in 1854. Hart, a Confederate lieutenant, died in action near Petersburg, Virginia.

Erected by Hartsville Heritage Foundation - 1986


Two Sided Marker - John Hart House