DescriptionWinnsboro was named in honor of town founder and Revolutionary War colonel Richard Winn. In 1780 British troops under Gen. Charles Cornwallis occupied the town for 4 months before pressing onward to their eventual surrender at Yorktown, Va. In February 1865 Federal troops looted houses and stores and then burned part of Winnsboro.
Many of those buildings not destroyed by the fire are in the town's historic district. This area has several fine examples of early 19th-century architecture, including the Old Town Clock Building, Fairfield County Courthouse and Thespian Hall.
Visitor InfoFairfield County Chamber of Commerce 120 N. Congress St. WINNSBORO, SC 29180. Phone:(803)635-4242
Self-guiding toursBrochures detailing a walking or driving tour are available at the chamber of commerce and from local merchants.
Things to SeeFairfield County Museum