Bishopville Commercial Historic District

N. Main St. between W. Church and Cedar Ln. and along Cedar Ln., Bishopville, South Carolina


Moore and Sons, 128 N. Main St.

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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The Bishopville Commercial Historic District contains forty-eight contributing buildings which represent the historic commercial center of the community. All of the buildings are of brick construction with most constructed between 1890 and 1920. The buildings are all one to two stories in height and are vernacular commercial designs of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. All of the buildings are used for commercial purposes such as stores, restaurants, offices and banks. Two important buildings, the Seaboard Coastline Depot and the Palmetto Oil Mill, are located adjacent to Main Street and are included in the district. The period of building reflects Bishopville’s period of prosperity and growth as a cotton shipping and trading center and as a county seat. By 1920 all of downtown was composed of substantial one to two-story brick buildings with detailing typical of the period. With the decline in the cotton industry after 1920, construction in the area came to a halt. Few changes have since occurred in the district. Listed in the National Register January 9, 1986. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 9, 1986
Reference number
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Rail-related; Manufacturing facility; Specialty store; Financial institution; Business
Current functions
Business; Specialty store; Manufacturing facility; Financial institution
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 48
Non-contributing buildings: 7

Update Log 

  • July 6, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • September 22, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photo
  • September 22, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller