Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Joel Allen House

Marker ID: SCHM 17-4
Location: Intersection of Roads 38 and 29 at Centerville Crossroads, 7 miles NW of Latta
County: Dillon
Coordinates: N 34° 24.696    W 079° 29.562
  34.4116    -79.4927
Style: Free Standing **


This house, located 1/4 mile E, was built about 1857 by Joel Allen, a Baptist minister who organized and served many churches in the Pee Dee area, 1838-1884. He represented Marion County in the S. C. General Assembly, 1870-1872. His son, W. B. Allen, added a second story to the ´. 11/2Story dwelling about 1891. The present kitchen was built about 1940 by J. J. Allen.

Erected by Dillon County Historic Preservation Commission - 1975