Barnwell Sundial – Barnwell, South Carolina
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The unusual “town clock” in Barnwell is actually a sundial and tells the time by the angle of the sun in the sky. Quite possibly the only one of its kind, it has displayed the accurate time – within two minutes of standard time – for over 150 years. The vertical sundial is located on Main Street in front of the Barnwell County Courthouse. It was a gift to the city in 1858 from state senator J.D. Allen.
Reflections on the Barnwell Sundial Clock
Contributor Mike Stroud tells us this about using the Barnwell sundial clock: “When adding one hour for daylight savings plus the one minute the table shows for the date, the shadow was within one minute of the correct time, as shown by data stored with photo from camera, 12:33 pm. Close enough for me!”
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Address: 141 Main Street, Barnwell, SC 29812
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