Marker #:

16-75

Title:

Round O

GPS:

N 34°22’53.11″  W 79°50’14.69″

Address:

1900 Society Hill Rd.

Darlington

Erected:

2017

 

Inscription

Front:

Much of the land in this vicinity was once part of Thomas Smith’s Round O Plantation. The name derives from a large Carolina Bay in the area known as the “The Round Owe.” Round O was the birthplace of former S.C. Representative (Dist. 73) and Senator (Dist. 19) Kay Patterson, who was among the first African Americans elected to the S.C. Legislature since 1902 when he won election in 1974.