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Courthouse"Barnwell County was named for Revolutionary War leader John Barnwell (1748-1800). The county was originally part of Orangeburg District, and in 1785 it was named Winton County. It was given its current name in 1800. The South Carolina Railroad, which connected Charleston to Hamburg on the Savannah River, was built through this area, creating the towns of Blackville and Williston in the mid-nineteenth century." (From the State of SC web site)

Form of Government Council-Administrator
Area 557 square miles (2000)
Population 23,478 (2000)
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City of Blackville
Form of Government Mayor-Council
Area 9 square miles
Population 2,688

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