James A. Bowley House

This house (c. 1890) was the home of James A. Bowley, a teacher, editor, legislator, and probate judge. Bowley, born free in Maryland, came to Georgetown County as a teacher in 1867. During Reconstruction he served in the South Carolina House of Representatives (1869-1874). He was also the editor of the Georgetown Planet, a local newspaper. Included in the Georgetown Historic District.

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