Blackville is a small town in Barnwell County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,406 at the 2010 census.
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Location of Blackville, South Carolina
On December 22, 1781, a band of British Loyalists fought with a group of local Patriots two miles north of Blackville. The location, called Windy Hill at that time, is slightly east of the present-day Healing Springs Park and Church. The commanding officer was Captain Benjamin Odom, Jr. who was a member of Colonel William Harden's regiment. Sixteen Patriots were killed. Major “Bloody Bill” Cunningham was believed to be the commander of the Tory company. The area was known for many years as "Slaughter Hill".
Blackville is located in northeastern Barnwell County at U.S. Route 78 passes through the town, leading west 31 miles (50 km) to Aiken and east 15 miles (24 km) to Bamberg. South Carolina Highway 3 leads southwest 9 miles (14 km) to Barnwell, the county seat. (33.357078, -81.272649).
According to the United States Census Bureau, Blackville has a total area of 9.0 square miles (23.4 km2), of which 8.9 square miles (23.1 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 1.13%, is water.
Education facilities in Blackville include Macedonia Elementary School, Blackville-Hilda Junior High School, Blackville-Hilda High School, Jefferson Davis Academy, Calvary Fellowship Mennonite, Bamberg/Barnwell County Adult Education, and Barnwell Christian School.