A little about our town

Blackville is located in Barnwell County, along the SC Heritage Corridor. Visitors may enjoy the Region 3 Discovery Center, with hands-on features highlighting the region's connection to the railroad and agricultural industries and giving a historical background on Bamberg, Barnwell, Orangeburg, and Aiken Counties.

Driving through the rural town will take you past corn fields, pastures, and barns. Right off the main road you will find an artesian well, God's Acre Healing Springs, where locals and tourists stop to fill their water bottles. Blackville is also home to a small Mennonite community. One of the Mennonite families runs Miller's Bread Basket, a popular restaurant on Blackville's Main Street.

For a more detailed history of the town please read here.


Mayor and Council

Mayor Michael Beasely
Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian T. Alson
Council Member M. Ann Pernell
Council Member Kelvin Isaac
Council Member Allen Harrison
Council Member Steve Jowers
Council Member Frederick B. Orr


Town Attorney Miles Loadholt
Municipal Judge The Honorable J.W. Gantt
Town Clerk Harriett McKnight
Administrative Assistant Inell W. Waring
Public Works Director Edward Rockwell
Water Department Supervisor Earthel Walker
Chief of Police John Holston
Fire Department Chief James Haskins
Police Clerk Beverly Woods
Planning Commisioner Marion Clark