Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Samuel Hugh Wilds

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 **


Samuel H. Wilds was a member of the Darlington Agricultural Society, a colonel in the antebellum militia, and a state representative 1856~57 and again in 1864. He organized the "Wilds Rifles" (later Co. B. 21st S.C. Infantry) at the outbreak of the Civil War as its captain and rose to major by war´s end. This house was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.