Smith Barn

E of Floydale, Floydale, South Carolina


Smith Barn, Facade

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Virtually unaltered since its construction in 1942 by J.L. King (date and name scratched in the chinking on the façade), the Smith Barn is an excellent example of the tobacco barns built in Marion and Dillon Counties between ca. 1895 and the 1950s. The Smith Barn is a five -“room” wooden barn with a metal-covered gable roof and a brick foundation. The walls up to the eaves are hewn timber and mortar chinking. The gable ends are weatherboarded and contain rectangular openings with wooden doors. Metal-roofed sheds supported by wooden posts are attached to the façade and left and right elevation. The façade and rear elevations have wood plank doors. There is a brick double arched firebox on the left elevation. The original flues used for ventilation are still in place. The Smith Barn retains all of the basic characteristics of a traditional tobacco barn, a rapidly disappearing historic resource, and was the most intact barn identified in the two counties. Listed in the National Register December 4, 1984. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 4, 1984
Reference number
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Flue-Cured Tobacco Barn
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce; Architecture; Agriculture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Agricultural outbuildings; Manufacturing facility
Period of significance
Significant year

Update Log 

  • August 27, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • August 14, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description"