Historic Markers Across South Carolina


Marker ID: SCHM 20-7
Location: Congress Street, in front of courthouse, Winnsboro
County: Fairfield
Style: Free Standing **


Settled on land of the Winn family, by 1780 Winnsborough had about twenty houses when it was occupied by Cornwallis. On February 21, 1865, it was occupied again, this time by General W.T. Sherman. Chartered in 1785 by Richard and John Winn and John Vanderhorst, it was made the seat of justice for Fairfield District. Incorporated in 1832, Winnsboro became a social, religious, and educational center of this area.

Erected by Fairfield County Historical Society - 1967


Two sided marker - Fairfield County