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Liberty Hill Historic District, Kershaw County (Liberty Hill)
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Hay House Joseph Cunningham
Joseph Cunningham
House, Vista
Liberty Hill
Post Office
Norman Richards
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Henry Brown House Matheson House First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian
Church Cemetery
R. J. Wardlaw
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R. J. Wardlaw
Robert Charlton
Jones House
Presbyterian Manse Dr. James P.
Richards House
Dr. Robert
Johnson's Office

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A small rural community located on a high plateau, Liberty Hill visually and historically reflects both the life-style and the architecture of the pre-Civil War period as well as the turn of the twentieth century. There are several imposing Greek Revival structures, Greek Revival cottages, and an 1880s vernacular Gothic Revival church. The later, turn of the century residences are primarily one-stop, simple clapboard cottages. The town’s history begins as early as ca. 1813 when Peter Garlick’s store (location unknown) was a gathering place for surrounding farmers. Soon, impressive structures were built by planters in the area. Remaining from the 1830s are Cool Spring and the Joseph Cunningham House. The majority of the town’s antebellum buildings, however, were built ca. 1840-1850. During this period Liberty Hill was a very wealthy community. However, the final days of the Civil War ended that prosperity. Nevertheless, the town did eventually reassert itself and appears to have changed very little since the beginning of the twentieth century. Listed in the National Register November 8, 1978.

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