1135 Sumter Hwy
Bishopville, SC 29010
Phone: (803) 428-3200
Fax: (803) 428-3200
Constructed in 1908, the Lee County Courthouse is situated in Bishopville and was built six years following the incorporation of the county. It was planned that there be a Neo-Classical design replete with ethnic stone and yellow brick construction that is a result of the Roman pattern both in case of the law and architecture. It is historically-significant for being the only courthouse the county has ever had. Its grounds are encompassed with a mountain cannon, a Civil War memorial and a flagpole.
Originally built in the 1820s by settler Jacob Kelley, the Jacob Kelley House features a unique architectural style popular in the 19th Century, known as the I-house. While originally build as a one storeyed cabin, the second level was added later. The house was occupied by the Union Army during the Civil War and was one of their headquarters. A visit to the house is like stepping back in time, everything from the furniture to the clothing displayed in the house date back to the Civil War.
Spread across 30 acres (12 hectares), the Kalmia Gardens is situated in Hartsville, South Carolina. The gardens were set up by Mrs. David R. Coker who made trails and planted ornamental flora. The early-19th-century plantation features azalea plants and camellias along with an array of native species that enhance the beauty of the garden. It is a renowned birding spot that guarantees a pleasing experience for bird watchers. Also, the Joslin Education Center is accessible to school groups for trips to the gardens.
A beautiful example of the Colonial Revivalist style of architecture of the early 1900s, the C.K. Dunlap House was completed in 1934. Charles Kirkland Dunlap was a well respected local personality, and held an important place in the local history of the town as a main executive and engineer at Sonoco Products Company.
Byerly Park has a great variety of recreation and sports facilities for public use. The park is home to several soccer, softball and football fields as well as tennis courts, running tracks and playgrounds for kids. Bring along a picnic and enjoy a day out with family at their lovely picnic area or enjoy a game of horseshoe. The park is also home to the Coach T.B. Thomas Sports Center, Piratesville Splash Pad and Born Learning Trail.
The Thomas E. Hart House is located at Hartsville, South Carolina. This historic house was built in 1817 C.E and had a Early Republic and I-House styles of architecture. This 30 acre (12 hectare) property was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on May 3, 1991.
Registered on the National Register of Historic Places, the Hartsville Armory was constructed between 1939-1940. Heyward S. Singley was the architect who designed this building along the lines of the Art Moderne style prevalent at the time. The unique and distinctive style of architecture makes it a local landmark that is a must visit for history and design buffs.
Enjoy this public park, Pride Park is a bright spot of green in the city center. Originally the location of the Hartsville Graded School, a landmark institution known as the first public school that opened its doors to black students and the Butler School that later replaced it. Note the South Carolina Historical Marker in the park that mentions these two institutions. A Sunday school started here later laid the groundwork for the Mount Pisgah Presbyterian Church.
Built in 1901, the Wade Hampton Hicks House is a local landmark. Significant for the Craftsman style of architectures, the house is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Originally constructed as a one storey house, a second level was added in 1919. The structure features well-preserved details like the single-leaf door and an intricate spindle-worked screen, hipped roof, decorative brackets and characteristic square columns.
Located in Downtown Hartsville, Centennial Park offers visitors and residents a chance to take a break from the busy daily routine and appreciate the pretty green space. It features picturesque flower gardens, arboretum and paved paths.
Originally the Cargill Oil Mill, this city center park has been beautifully developed to create a bright, green space for all to enjoy. Local events and activities take place at the park and it is also where the Hartville Veteran’s Memorial and Veteran’s Walk is located. This memorial honors all the veterans and soldiers who have made sacrifices for their country.
Downtown Hartsville is a hub of local art, culture, shopping and dining. One of the major landmarks is the Hartsville Museum. A visit to the museum is a great place to start exploring the fascinating local history of the town. the structure itself is a local landmark, located in what used to be a 1930s post office. The museum conducts tours of its collection on request. Dont miss a glimpse of the Herschede grandfather clock and the unique skylight.