Blackville, South Carolina facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
Blackville, South Carolina
Location of Blackville, South Carolina
|• Total||9.03 sq mi (23.40 km2)|
|• Land||8.93 sq mi (23.13 km2)|
|• Water||0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)|
|Elevation||292 ft (89 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||245.07/sq mi (94.62/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area codes||803, 839|
|GNIS feature ID||1246909|
Blackville is a small town in Barnwell County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,406 at the 2010 census.
The town was named after Alexander Black, a railroad promoter.
On December 22, 1781, a band of British Loyalists fought with a group of local Patriots two miles north of Blackville. The location, called Windy Hill at that time, is slightly east of the present-day Healing Springs Park and Church. The commanding officer was Captain Benjamin Odom, Jr. who was a member of Colonel William Harden's regiment. Sixteen Patriots were killed. Major “Bloody Bill” Cunningham was believed to be the commander of the Tory company. The area was known for many years as "Slaughter Hill".
Longtime state representative Solomon Blatt, Sr. was born in Blackville.
Blackville is located in northeastern Barnwell County at U.S. Route 78 passes through the town, leading west 31 miles (50 km) to Aiken and east 15 miles (24 km) to Bamberg. South Carolina Highway 3 leads southwest 9 miles (14 km) to Barnwell, the county seat.(33.357078, -81.272649).
According to the United States Census Bureau, Blackville has a total area of 9.0 square miles (23.4 km2), of which 8.9 square miles (23.1 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 1.13%, is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||1,583||82.32%|
|Hispanic or Latino||31||1.61%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,923 people, 758 households, and 432 families residing in the town.
God's Acre Healing Springs is a small patch of land whose legal owner is "God Almighty". The land includes a natural spring whose water local tradition holds has healing powers.
Education facilities in Blackville include Macedonia Elementary School, Blackville-Hilda Junior High School, Blackville-Hilda High School, Jefferson Davis Academy, Calvary Fellowship Mennonite, Bamberg/Barnwell County Adult Education, and Barnwell Christian School.
Blackville has a public library, a branch of the ABBE Regional Library System.
In Spanish: Blackville para niños
Blackville, South Carolina Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.