Welcome to Darlington County!

Towns: Darlington – Hartsville – Lamar – Society Hill

Darlington County is best known as the home of the Darlington Raceway, NASCAR’s oldest superspeedway, which opened in 1950 and remains a major stop on the NASCAR circuit. Racing spills over into related attractions such as the Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum and National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) Hall of Fame, as well as a beautiful outdoor area called the Liberty Lane Walk of Fame, with handprints honoring NASCAR drivers who have won at Darlington Raceway. Darlington County is also a showcase for historical attractions such as the Jacob Kelley House in Hartsville that briefly served as a headquarters for General Sherman’s army during the Civil War. There’s also West Broad Historic District in Darlington that offers a collection of intact residences that were constructed between 1890 and 1928, most of which are Victorian or Queen Anne style with decorative woodwork. These were built by architect and master carpenter, Lawrence Reese, an African American who moved from Marlboro County to Darlington in the 1880s.

There is plenty of natural beauty to see in the county as well. Hit the walking trails at Kalmia Gardens in Hartsville for a descent of 60 ft. to explore a true blackwater swamp along the banks of Black Creek. Discover over 300 types of plant and animal species at Williamson Park in Darlington, a 70-acre cypress swampland woodland preserve.

Looking for family fun? Head to Hartsville to spend the day at Neptune Island, a seasonal waterpark offering activities from mild to wild! At the EdVenture Children’s Museum, ride the carousel then hop on the stage for a one-of-a-kind performance.

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