Monday, February 6, 2012

Barnwell County Courthouse - Barnwell, South Carolina

Barnwell County Courthouse
The former District of Barnwell was named after a prominent family from Colonial America and specifically after John Barnwell.  Standing as a Major in the South Carolina Militia in the Revolution, serving as a Senator and Congressman to his State, and also a signer of the Constitution of the United States, I think that a few things should be named after him!

The square in the heart of the downtown area is laden with memorials to notable citizens of the Barnwell area and historic events that happened in her bounds.

Staircase to the Courthouse

I am becoming a bigger fan than ever before of taking the back roads of America!  Sure, the interstate can get you from point A to point B in the shortest amount of time, but what did you miss?  Small things.  They are what make a trip so memorable,  for me it is odd architecture, cemeteries (older the better!), and locally owned anything!  My recommendation to you is to take your state map, randomly pick a small town and just take two lane highways or dirt roads to get there and make memories along the way!

Eucalyptus leaves 
Warning:  Anywhere you go within the South Carolina borders, be prepared for every object you see to have a relation to the Palmetto Tree!  The Palmetto tree has played a vital role in the Carolinian history and they are proud of it!

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