Historic Markers Across South Carolina


Marker ID: SCHM 31-5
Location: Downtown Bishopville
County: Lee
Coordinates: N 34° 13.046    W 080° 14.976
  34.21743333    -80.2496
Style: Free Standing **


A trading center and polling place for Upper Salem in old Claremont County in the early 1800s, Bishopville was laid out on land acquired by Dr. Jacques Bishop. In 1824 a post office was established here. The town was chartered in 1888. When Lee County was organized in 1902, commemorating Gen. Robert E. Lee, it became the county seat.

Erected by Lee County Historical Commission - 1963