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Winnsboro Holiday Market

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 9:00am until 2:00pm

Join us for our annual holiday market featuring all your Christmas goodies. The farmers market will also be open at 117-E Washington St., Winnsboro

Location Details:

100 Congress St.
Winnsboro, SC 29180
Email:
fchamber02@truvista.net

In 1785, the General Assembly of South Carolina authorized the establishment of a public market in the town of Winnsborough. On land donated by Robert Cathcart in the center of Washington Street, a site for a new market house and town clock was chosen. The work on purchasing the clock began around 1833 and the materials were ordered from France. The clock was erected in 1837. In 1875, it became necessary to repair the clock tower. An African-American carpenter, John Smart, of Winnsboro did the work and the present tower was erected. It has run for more than 100 years thereby distinguishing itself as the longest, continuously running town clock in the United States. The clock and the tower are the focal points of the Historic Downtown Winnsboro walking tour. The building also houses the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. (803) 635-4242.