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…