Barnwell County Courthouse & Sundial
Courthouse & Sundial | Thoroughbred Country
Location:  141 Main St
City:  Barnwell
Description:  The original courthouse, built in Boiling Springs in 1789, was succeeded by several buildings on the present site. The present courthouse was built in 1878-79. The unique vertical sundial in front of the courthouse was given to the town in 1858 by Joseph D. Allen, who was a state Senator from Barnwell at that time. Legend has it that this is the only free-standing vertical sundial in the United States and though erected prior to standard time (1883), it keeps within two minutes of that.