Bennettsville is a city in, and the county seat of, Marlboro County, South Carolina. According to the 2000 census, it was populated by 9,425. The city covers a total area of 6.2 square miles of which 5.6 square miles is land and 0.6 square miles is water. If you are visiting the area, look through the Bennettsville, SC Yellow Pages as well as the Bennettsville, SC Business Directory as the city offers a variety of things to enjoy. The main draw and attraction for this city is the Bennettsville Historic District, which preserves multiple structures.
Of the structures in the Bennettsville Historic District are the Jennings Brown House, the Female Academy, the Medical Museum and the Murchison School which date back to 1826 to 1902. The D.D. McColl house was a mosquito cottage built in 1826, and has now been restored and relocated to its original location and presented to the Marlboro County by D.D. McColl's great-grandson, Hugh L. McColl, Jr., in 1991. On February 22, 2010, Bennettsville became home to a new Marlboro County library named in honor of Marian Wright Edelman, an American activist for children's rights, and holds 60,000 volumes with two conference rooms, seating 50 and 12 respectively.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan