Blog Posts - Laurens County



David Fanning: SC Loyalist in Backcountry Revolution

DAVID FANNING was North Carolina's most notorious Tory. He lived for a time as an Indian trader on Raeburn's Creek in Laurens County, SC. For his terrible atrocities, Fanning was excepted from a general pardon by the US government after the Revo...
by Sunday in the South on Jun 14, 2016

David Fanning: Badguy loyalist of the Carolina Backcountry Revolution

David Fanning escapes againDAVID FANNING was North Carolina's most notorious Tory. He lived for a time as an Indian trader on Raeburn's Creek in Laurens County, SC. For his terrible atrocities, Fanning was excepted from a general pardon by the U...
by Sunday in the South on Feb 2, 2016

Methodists and kin of Reconstruction-era Laurens County, SC

Our series on Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction looks at Methodist and Episcopal life during that era. Church of the Epiphany (inactive during Reconstruction)The white Methodists in Laurens had a wooden white building with green blinds.
by Sunday in the South on Dec 14, 2015

Black Baptist church planters in Laurens County, SC

Brush arbor similar to those used in planting churchesOur series on Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction explores the work of Rev. June Kennedy and other emerging leaders among black Baptists.        &nbs...
by Sunday in the South on Dec 4, 2015

Rise of Black Baptist churches in Laurens County, SC

"A Negro Camp Meeting in the South" (loc.org)Our series on Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction continues with the remarkable rise of Baptist churches led by African American freed slaves. Baptists also found themselves in the midst o...
by Sunday in the South on Nov 24, 2015

Presbyterians of Reconstruction-era Laurens County, SC

Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church, oldest church in UpstateOur series on Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction continues with a sketch of Presbyterianism in the county.Because of the heavy Scots-Irish settlement of much of Laurens County...
by Sunday in the South on Nov 18, 2015

Baptists of Reconstruction Laurens County, SC

Langston Baptist Church, oldest continuousBaptist church in Laurens County, SCOur series on Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction continues with an introduction to Baptists in Laurens County, SC.The Baptists in Laurens County, SC, were...
by Sunday in the South on Nov 17, 2015

Baptists of Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction

Langston Baptist Church, oldest continuousBaptist church in Laurens County, SCOur series on Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction continues with an introduction to Baptists in Laurens County, SC.  The Baptists in Laurens County, SC...
by Sunday in the South on Nov 14, 2015

Joys of Pastoring in Laurens County, SC

Clinton, SC, Presbyterian Church organized 1855Our series on Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction continues with the fun that W.P. Jacobs had pastoring his Clinton, SC, Presbyterian flock.Being a pastor in Reconstruction-era Laurens Co...
by Sunday in the South on Nov 6, 2015

Presbyterians of Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction

Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church, oldest church in UpstateOur series on Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction continues with a sketch of Presbyterianism in the county.Because of the heavy Scots-Irish settlement of much of Laurens County...
by Sunday in the South on Oct 25, 2015

Thornwell: A home for War orphans

William Plumer JacobsOur series on Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction continues with an home for War orphans in Clinton.In the midst of Reconstruction Laurens County, SC, Dr. William Plumer Jacobs was sensing God’s leadership in ot...
by Sunday in the South on Oct 15, 2015

Reconstruction-era Laurens County education

Thornwell Orphanage, Clinton, SCOur series on Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction continues with a survey of education and institutions for children during the period.Though privately tutored education was more emphasized than public...
by Sunday in the South on Sep 15, 2015

Schools in Reconstruction Laurens County, SC

 Though private education was more emphasized than public education before the War Between the States, some poor schools and academies were in operation. The first public school house in Laurens County was established in 1810 as a free school or...
by Sunday in the South on Sep 14, 2015

Thomas M. Workman, genius inventor of Laurens County, SC

Sanctuary of Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church Our series on Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction continues with a genius inventor living between Laurens and Clinton.MEET THOMAS MADISON WORKMANOut in the Rocky Springs community, a young genius...
by Sunday in the South on Sep 4, 2015

A Primer on South Carolina's Reconstruction

A view of SC's Reconstruction General AssemblyOur series on Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction continues with a primer on SC Reconstruction history. In order to better understand Laurens County’s role in South Carolina Reconst...
by Sunday in the South on Aug 25, 2015

Laurens County (SC) living in 1872

Our series on Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction continues with life in 1872 Laurens County.Clinton (SC) Presbyterian Church built 1855         As Laurens County, SC, dealt with the Conspiracy Arrests in 1872...
by Sunday in the South on Aug 25, 2015

Laurens and Clinton Conspiracy Trials

Our series on Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction continues with the 1872 Conspiracy trials in response to the Laurens Riot of 1870. The prisoners from Laurens and Clinton lived quite a hard life in the Columbia jail. T...
by Sunday in the South on Aug 24, 2015

A Primer on South Carolina's Reconstruction

A view of SC's Reconstruction General AssemblyIn order to better understand Laurens County’s role in South Carolina Reconstruction history, a short overview of Reconstruction across the state may be helpful. After the Confederacy fell in April 1865...
by Sunday in the South on Aug 15, 2015

The Conspiracy Trials of Laurens and Clinton

Our series on Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction continues with the 1872 Conspiracy trials in response to the Laurens Riot of 1870. The prisoners from Laurens and Clinton lived quite a hard life in the Columbia jail. T...
by Sunday in the South on Aug 5, 2015

Laurens County Conspiracy Arrests

The W.D. Simpson house in Laurens, SC, as far as J.N. Wright ventured into LaurensOur series on Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction continues with the response to the Laurens Riot of 1870 with the surprise Federal arrests of lea...
by Sunday in the South on Jul 26, 2015


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