Our society is hosting a "Historic Homes & Sites Tour" on Saturday, November 2, from 11 AM to 5 PM. Last year the tour featured the Badham Mansion (only downstairs) that had never been opened to the public before. This year's tour will include the entire house. The upstairs is remarkable. It is the living quarters and features a maze of rooms and 5 balconies. One overlooks the front of the property and 4 are actually antique bathrooms, suspended from air hanging over the 2 side porches. The walls, ceiling and floors are built of walnut, mahogany and pine. Stained glass is featured in windows and door panels and the radiators used to steam heat the house in earlier days are prevalent throughout the house. All proceeds will be used on a growing list of historic needs. Tickets are $15 per person, children 15 and under are free if accompanied with an adult. Tickets can be purchased in advance through our website: Upper Dorchester County Historical Society
Bill Blakely has shared photographs of the sites on the tour. Please
click on links below to view the photographs and brief histories of the sites.
COLONIAL FORT DORCHESTER
Read more about Ft. Dorchester HERE
Please note that
features on the Dorchester County SCGenWeb site are not in the public
domain. They are the property of the photographer or contributor and
may not be reproduced without the express permission of the USGenWeb
Project and the owner of the image.
(Orangeburg County, SC)
Can you help with this project?
If you have historic photographs or color photographs of places in Dorchester County and would like to submit them for the Dorchester Co. album, please scan them and e-mail them to me with the description of the scene. Please give me a "heads up" before sending them, and PLEASE send each photo with a separate e-mail. Otherwise, it takes many years to download the message with the attachments.
If you live in the Dorchester County area, or will be visiting soon, please consider taking some photographs for our album! If you've got a digital camera, you'll need to photograph at the lowest resolution and even then will need to reduce the file to 120K or under to e-mail easily.
If you have histories or additional information on these sites, please let me know and I'll add it to the site.
Please alert me in advance if you are going to e-mail photographs, and send them one at a time as separate attachments.
Thanks for your help!