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Bishopville Commerical Historic District, Lee County (Bishopville)
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121-131 N. Main St. 135 N. Main St. Moore and Sons
128 N. Main St.
J. B. Kelley Building
136 N. Main St.
People's Bank
140 N. Main St.
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201-205 N. Main St. 207 N. Main St. Windham Building
204 N. Main St.
Farmers Loan and
Trust Company
210 N. Main St.
233 N. Main St.
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Tisdale Building
243-247 N. Main St.
Seaboard Coastline
Rail Depot
N. Main St. and
Cedar Lane
Palmetto Oil Company
Cedar Lane

The Bishopville Commercial Historic District contains forty-eight contributing buildings which represent the historic commercial center of the community. All of the buildings are of brick construction with most constructed between 1890 and 1920. The buildings are all one to two stories in height and are vernacular commercial designs of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. All of the buildings are used for commercial purposes such as stores, restaurants, offices and banks. Two important buildings, the Seaboard Coastline Depot and the Palmetto Oil Mill, are located adjacent to Main Street and are included in the district. The period of building reflects Bishopville’s period of prosperity and growth as a cotton shipping and trading center and as a county seat. By 1920 all of downtown was composed of substantial one to two-story brick buildings with detailing typical of the period. With the decline in the cotton industry after 1920, construction in the area came to a halt. Few changes have since occurred in the district. Listed in the National Register January 9, 1986.

View a map showing the boundaries of the Bishopville Commercial Historic District.

View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Bishopville includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.

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