Hunter Farm – Williamston, South Carolina


South Carolina  |  SC Picture Project  |  Anderson County Photos  |  Hunter Farm

This classic red barn in Williamston is owned by Dean Hunter, who takes a keen interest in antiques – especially of the mechanical variety. His farm boasts an assortment of old tractors and automobiles, some of which date back to the early 1900s. Hunter has a special penchant for steam engines and is said to own the largest collection of stationary steam engines in our state.

Anderson Barn

Jerry Stafford of Seneca, 2006 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Many of his steam engines came from a collector in Missouri, and several of the larger ones once powered textile mills. Hunter Farm is also home to two fully-operational steam-powered trains, one of which runs on a 7.5-inch track and the other of which runs on a two-foot track. Up to 30 people can ride on the latter train. Both tracks run over a mile, forming a loop around the farm’s pond and dam.

The train at Hunter Farm also takes passengers past a replica cotton gin and general store. Norman Durham, who met Hunter at an engine show in 2003, now volunteers at the farm. One of many who have joined in this preservation effort, he pitches in to help build structures and maintain machines. Last year, when caretakers of an Andersonville, Georgia cemetery decided to replace the headstones of Civil War graves, Hunter purchased the original markers and Durham helped him set up a mock burial ground. Today it is one of the sites visitors see as they round the rail line, which Durham says is “a good scenic ride.”

The Hunter family enjoys opening its doors to those who share similar interests. Each spring, the family hosts its annual Old Farm Days celebration here, a private event for those interested in antique engines and farm implements. The farm has also served as a stop along the annual SC Young Farmer and Agribusiness Association Educational Tour, and A-model and classic car clubs meet here throughout the year. Hunter even operates a double-decker bus to take people on tours of his property! To learn more about visiting, please call Norman at 864-643-9196.

The image above was captured in 2006 by photographer Jerry Stafford of Seneca while he was searching for rural images to promote a fund-raising antique tractor and engine show for the Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center in Moncks Corner. Jerry writes, “The red barn, assorted farming implements, and Model A Ford peeking from one bay of the barn presented all of the needed elements for this photo.”



Hunter Farm Info


Address: 4300 Hopewell Road, Williamston, SC 29697

Hunter Farm – Add Info and More Photos


The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Hunter Farm, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!


If You Don't Have a Facebook Account, Please Comment Below




4 Comments about Hunter Farm

Norman Durham says:
February 13th, 2015 at 1:11 pm

The address is 4300 Hopewell Rd. Williamston, SC There is an annual event that takes place there. This year it will be May 2, 2015 It is called Old Farm Days at the Hunter Farm.

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
February 13th, 2015 at 10:47 am

Thank you, Norman! This info was incredibly helpful, and we have added it to our page above.

Erik LeeNo Gravatar says:
May 21st, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Does anyone have any contact information and/or address for this location? I’d very very much appreciate it. Thanks!

erikmakesmovies@yahoo.com

Allison LoudermilkNo Gravatar says:
October 27th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Can anyone go here and take photos?





Related Pages


McLeod Farms

Pacolet
Pacolet
Pacolet


Salters Cotton Gin

W.S. McCollough and Sons Store & Grain

Lake City
Lake City
Lake City


L.W. Paul Farm

Brick Warehouse

Graniteville Farm Bell

Duncan
Duncan
Duncan





TRENDING

July Calendar
July Newsletter
Add New Info
Add New Pictures
Our 5 Goals

SC CATEGORIES

Abbeville ACE Basin Aiken Allendale Anderson Awendaw Bamberg Barns & Farms Barnwell Beaches Beaufort Beech Island Belton Bennettsville Bishopville Blackville Bluffton Bridges Bygone Landmarks Camden Carnegie Libraries Cemeteries Charleston Charleston Navy Base Cheraw Chester Churches Clemson Clinton Clio Colleges Columbia Conway Courthouses Darlington Denmark Dillon Donalds Easley Edgefield Edisto Elloree Fairfax Florence Folly Beach Gaffney Garden City Beach Georgetown Glenn Springs Graniteville Greeleyville Greenville Greenwood Greer Hamburg Hampton Hartsville Hemingway Hilton Head Historic Houses Historic Photos Honea Path Hopkins Hunting Island Isle of Palms Jails James Island Johnsonville Kiawah Island Kingstree Lake City Lakes Lancaster Latta Laurens Lexington Libraries Lighthouses Little River Manning Marion McClellanville McCormick Military Mills Moncks Corner Mountains Mt. Carmel Mt. Pleasant Mullins Murrells Inlet Myrtle Beach National Register Newberry Ninety Six North Augusta North Charleston North Myrtle Beach Orangeburg Parks Pawleys Island Pendleton Pickens Piers Plantations Port Royal Post Offices Restaurants Ridgeway Rivers Robert Mills Rock Hill Rosenwald Schools Salters Saluda Savannah River Site SC Artists SC Heroes of the Alamo Schools Seneca Shrimp Boats Society Hill Spartanburg Sports Springs St. George St. Helena Island St. Matthews Stores Sullivan's Island Summerton Summerville Sumter Synagogues Town Clocks Trains & Depots Trees Trenton Turbeville Ulmer Union Wadmalaw Island Walhalla Walterboro Waterfalls Water Towers Westminster Winnsboro Yemassee York

© 2015 SCIWAY.net, LLC All rights reserved.