Zachariah W. Wines
Today a private residence, this building was once a store owned and operated by local merchant, educator, politician, and lay church leader Zachariah Wines (1847-1920). Wines was a founding member and officer of Union Baptist Church (organized in 1866) across the street and a teacher at the Waddell School nearby. He represented Darlington County in the Legislature from 1876 to 1878, during the collapse of Reconstruction. In 1877, Democratic Gov. Wade Hampton, leader of the anti-Reconstruction movement, commissioned Wines a captain in the state militia, and from 1897 to 1904, during Republican presidential administrations, he served as Society Hill’s postmaster.
KEYWORDS: BAPTIST, WADDELL SCHOOL, STATE LEGISLATOR, RECONSTRUCTION, MILITARY, SOCIETY HILL, DARLINGTON COUNTY