116 Barberville Loop116 Barberville Loop
This 42-acre property is well known for its connection with the South Carolina Land Commission, a governmental body established to help freed-men acquire land ownership and avoid the misfortune of sharecropping. Since its purchase by freedman Samuel Barber in 1872, the Barber House property has remained in the same family. After Samuel and his wife, Harriet, died in 1891 and 1899, respectively, the circa-1880 house and property passed to their son Jon, who, as a farmer, teacher and preacher, raised eleven children with his wife Mamie. Today, the Barber house is managed by descendants of the Barber family and the Southeast Rural Community Outreach.