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 the background is the Trinity  Methodist  Episcopal Church, before the side addition was added.


Darlington Christmas Parade, December 1962.  In the center foreground is Santa on “Our Pat.”


Florence Christmas Parade, December 1962.


Early 1960’s “Snow Pic” of the Winn-Dixie, Darlington, SC.


Early 1960’s “Snow Pic” of a Darlington Intersection.  Notice the PURE Station, center, right.


Early 1960’s Photograph of South Main Street, Darlington, SC.  Allen’s Esso Station is shown.  Located at 255 South Main Street. Owned by Curtis  C. & Elizabeth Allen.


February 1962 photo of house on Hampton Street, Darlington, SC.


Clanton’s Auto Auction, notice the Southern 500 racetrack in the background.  Roy Clanton served as president and J.C. Clanton as vice-president.


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    • Crystal,
      When Trinity was founded it was founded under the named – “Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church of Darlington. The Methodist Episcopal Church (MEC) was the first Methodist denomination founded in the United States. In the early 19th century, it was the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. The Methodist Episcopal Church existed from 1784 until 1939, when it merged with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and the Methodist Protestant Church to form the Methodist Church. In 1968, the Methodist Church merged with the Evangelical United Brethren Church to form the present-day United Methodist Church. My choice in using that name was to reflect its history and the origin of the church. If you are interested in the documentation for this name, you are welcome to stop by the Historical Commission, we have a ton of material on the church. Through the years the Church has ha a very solid understanding of historical preservation and has archived copies of their conferences, church minutes and important documents with the Commission.

      • Looking for a photo of 1957 crowning of Ms Darlington raceway . her name was Carolyn.?? Thanks !! will pay for picture or copy plus shipping.jim Jenkins 8435440054

      • Jim,
        I have looked for a picture of that event and I have not been able to locate one. If you can find Carolyn’s last name, I would be able to look in that family name file. Email me at


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