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Things You Should Know

  • The first zip code in SC - 29001 - was issued to Alcolu
  • Althea Gibson, Clarendon Native, was the first black female to play in Wimbledon
  • The most Governors to ever be elected from one family were from the Richardson family of Clarendon County
  • Miss America 1957, Marion McKnight, is from Clarendon County
  • The best known SC POW – Robert “Mutt” Osborne was a native of Clarendon County
  • Peggy Parish’s “Amelia Bedelia” is a character in a series of children’s books
  • Ann Worsham Richardson, famous artist, is from Clarendon County
  • James Mack Fleming, Clarendon native, is the Horticulturist and co-owner of the Charleston Tea Plantation, the only tea farm in the US

Clarendon County is rich in history. Please visit one or all of the historical sites listed below.

Battle of Half Way Swamp (December 17, 1780)
St. Marks Parish Church
Richardson Cemetery
Battle of Fort Watson/Santee Indian Mound
Calvary Baptist Church
Andrews Chapel
Battle of Richbourg's Mill (November 8, 1780)
Battle of Nelson's Ferry (August 25, 1780)
That Chantey Place
The Harvey Belser Home
The Burgess Home
Oak Grove Church
The Morgan Sauls Home
Woods Bay State Park
Alcolu Sawmill and Burke Brothers Store
James Home
St. Matthias Episcopal Church
"Taw Caw" Gentry – Grayson Home
The First Methodist Parsonage in Manning
The Old Manning Library
J.K. Breedin Home
El Recuerdo
Clarendon County Courthouse
The Wolfe House
Ox Swamp (November 8, 1780)
Taw Caw Baptist Church
Battle of Tearcoat (October 25, 1780)
Battle of Wyboo Swamp (March 6, 1781)
Cantey Plantation
The Old Robert Eli McFaddin Plantation Home
Norman J. McFaddin Plantation Home
Fullwood Plantation
St. Mary Catholic Church
Midway Presbyterian Church
Brewington Presbyterian Church
The Kathleen Green Thigpen Home
The Plantation Home of Samuel McFaddin
Percy B. Harvin, Jr. House
Horse Branch Original Free Will Baptist Church
Bethlehem Methodist Church
John McCuen Rowe Home
Old Rickenbaker Country Store
The Stukes Home
The William C. Coffey, Sr. Home
Livery Stable
Santee Dam
Summerton Presbyterian Manse and Church
New Harmony Presbyterian Church
Manning Presbyterian Church
Indian Artifact Collection of Alvey Welch
The Santee River

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