Category: History

Soapbox Derby winner donates car to Historical Commission

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (The News & Press Website) By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, A relic of Darlington’s racing past will soon be on display at the Darlington County Historical Commission, thanks to a donation by a local citizen. Hartsville native… Continue Reading “Soapbox Derby winner donates car to Historical Commission”

Help Us Identify Photos

Thanks to our new website, we are posting unidentified photos from within our collections here at the Historical Commission.  We are counting on more people discovering photographs they haven’t seen before, even family pictures. Most exciting for the Commission staff is the help the… Continue Reading “Help Us Identify Photos”


DECLARATION OF WAR Congress was growing more frustrated with the way the Administration was handling the economic turmoil and its failure to use economic sanctions to receive concessions from the British. A faction within Congress called the War Hawks became even more outspoken in… Continue Reading “DARLINGTON COUNTY RESPONSE TO DECLARATION OF WAR”


ENTER THE SPY John Henry (1776 Dublin-1853 Paris(?)) immigrated to the United States in 1796. He edited a newspaper, managed a wine business in Philadelphia, ran a farm in Vermont, studied law, and gave speeches and wrote articles for the Federalist cause. He was… Continue Reading “SPIES & CON MEN”


ENTER THE DIPLOMATS     David Montagu Erskine was born in England in 1776 and died in England on March 19, 1855. His father was Thomas Erskine, the Lord High Chancellor of England. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge. In 1799 he married… Continue Reading “DIPLOMATIC ROLLER-COASTER”