Famous Residents of Darlington County

I am a lifelong fan of “America’s Pastime,” so I was delighted to learn that Orlando Hudson, a former Major League Baseball player, was born in Darlington, SC, on December 12, 1977

Today in Darlington County History

In that same year, the denizens of Dove’s Depot petitioned the S. C. Legislature to become incorporated by special Act, which was signed into law by the Governor on February 9, 1882.

Today in Darlington County History – 20 December 1860

Today in Darlington County History – 20 December 1860.  “An Ordinance to dissolve the Union between the State of South Carolina and other States” is signed at the conclusion of the Convention of the People in Charleston, SC. After Abraham Lincoln was elected President in early November 1860, the South Carolina State Legislature called for…

Letters to Santa From Darlington County

As a child, I remember as a child, the magic that Christmas seemed to bring. How the air seemed lighter, lights appeared much brighter, the general attitude around town seemed more pleasant.

December 13, 1777 – Today in Darlington County History

St. David’s Academy Organized In 1777, a group of prosperous planters of the area formed the St. David’s Society to promote the cause of education.   Darlington County Historical Marker Marker ID: SCHM 16-9 Location: 499 S. Main St. (#15) City: Society Hill County & State: Darlington County, South Carolina Coordinates: N 34° 30′ 21.90″  …

Today in Darlington County History – December 7, 1822

On June 5, 1822, twelve men paid $20″ each to purchase books for a library. These men were J. J. Evans; David and Elias Gregg; D. R. W., J. K. and T. E. McIver; Thomas Smith; Alexander Sparks; D. R. and J. N. Williams; J. F. Wilson; and J. D. Witherspoon. On December 7, 1822…

Photographs Returned to Darlington, SC

The following photographs are compliments of Ann Lane Huber, Grand Junction, Colorado. Her mother died recently and these photos were in her collection.  They were returned to Darlington by the Huber’s on December 2, 2016. Darlington Christmas Parade, December 1957.  In the background is the old Southern Air Restaurant. Darlington Christmas Parade, December 1957.  In…

INDEPENDENCE AT LONG BUFF ON NOVEMBER 15, 1774

“By as much as you prefer freedom to slavery, by so much ought you to prefer a generous death to servitude…..Hence, by all the ties which mankind hold most dear and sacred; your reverence to your ancestors; your love to your own interest; your tenderness to your posterity; by lawful obligations of your oaths; I…

Today in Darlington County History

We honor the life sacrifice of  1st Lt. William Glover Farrow, a native of Darlington, SC.  It was on this day in 1942 that William Farrow was executed by the Japanese. He served his Country with honor and today we remember his sacrifice as one of the foundation blocks of our American Freedom.  Lt. Farrow…

New exhibit on personal experiences of Civil War

Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016  Darlington News and Press The display includes a detailed model of the Florence Stockade where many Union prisoners perished due to harsh conditions. (Photos by Samantha Lyles) The display includes a detailed model of the Florence Stockade where many Union prisoners perished due to harsh conditions. Photo by Samantha…