Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Wilds~Edwards House

Marker ID: SCHM 16-48
Location: Edwards Ave. in Darlington, SC.
County: Darlington
Coordinates: N 34° 17.948    W 079° 52.524
  34.299133    -79.8754
Style: Free Standing **


This Italianate house, designed by J.L. Clickner, was built 1856~57 for planter Samuel H. Wilds (1819~1867). According to tradition Clickner returned in early 1865 as a Union soldier and persuaded his superiors not to burn the house during a raid in the area. In 1870 attorney B.W. Edwards (1824~1890), later a state senator, acquired the house; it remained in the family until 1999.