JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: 52 Saturdays - Week 17 - Mt Zion in Winnsboro, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 17 - Mt Zion in Winnsboro, SC

Mt. Zion in Winnsboro, SC  Located just off Main Street Winnsboro, a short drive from Columbia, SC, is the campus of Mt. Zion. It's just over three acres in total with a large field and the brick building itself standing on one end. The lands were donated after the formation of Mt. Zion College in 1777 and was continuously overseen by the Mt. Zion Society which is still in existence today.

  The campus served as an encampment during both the Revolutionary War and the war between the states. In fact Mt. Zion and William and Mary are the only 2 remaining campuses in the U.S. to serve as encampments for opposing forces during these wars. To put it lightly, there is a lot of history here.


Mt. Zion in Winnsboro, SC  Mt. Zion also served as a high school and up until 1991, the campus was used as Mt. Zion Elementary School, which believe it or not is where I attended the 4th and 5th grade. Though you can no longer wander the halls of remaining buildings, you can enjoy the grounds and get a good look at the outside.

  There is walking trail around the main field in front of the building and there are several monuments that grace the grounds, including monument to honor sports teams from the school and one honoring William Belk, a Winnsboro native who was an Iranian hostage released in 1981.


Mt Zion in Winnsboro, SC











Mt. Zion in Winnsboro, SC












Mt. Zion is located at 250 N. Zion Street Winnsboro, SC 29180.


Visit the Friends of Mt. Zion Institute website for more info about the grounds and history. Mt. Zion in Winnsboro, SC.


52 Saturdays is a series of blogs written by JL Boney, about sights, points of interest, and things to do  throughout the Greater Columbia, SC Area. It is meant to inspire  you to explore everything we have to offer. So get out there and enjoy yourself. If you like what you see and what more info about previous articles or would like to make suggestion, please feel free to contact me at 803-730-9601 or email at James_Boney@yahoo.com. If you would like to call Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas home, I have you covered there too. Please visit Columbia, SC Homes for Sale and start your home search.


52 Saturdays - Week 1 - Doko Meadows

52 Saturdays - Week 2 - Edventure Children's Museum

52 Saturdays - Week 3 - Frankie's Fun Park

52 Saturdays - Week 4 - Colonial Life Arena

52 Saturdays - Week 5 - Congaree National Park

52 Saturdays - Week 6 - SC State Musuem in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - week 7 - Plex Indoor Sports in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 8 - Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 9 - The Children's Garden in Northeast Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 10 - Fortune Springs Park in Winnsboro, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 11 - Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 12 - West Columbia Riverwalk in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 13 - The SC State House in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 14 - Sesquicentennial State Park in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 15 - Midlands Plant and Flower Festival

52 Saturdays - Week 16 - North Springs Park in Northeast Columbia, SC


JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

 I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsJL Boney, III • April 27 2018 05:18PM


I like your idea of sharing sights in your area with the 52 Saturdays series. Great localism idea and a way to share the history...

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) 10 months ago


What a great way to share different areas that are of interest in your marketplace.  Wishing you an dyours a delightful weekend.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 10 months ago

Hi Jl Boney, III, Great Post. Thank you for sharing!. 

Posted by James Grant 10 months ago

Three acres or just over there is a nice amount to have! Here’s hoping for a great sale! Good luck with everything, J!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 10 months ago

JL, Thanks for the information on Mt. Zion. Have a good weekend.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 10 months ago

JL, I continue to be impressed with your local posts and love that you're doing this each week. I know your consumer loves reading these and they will be phoning YOU when they're ready to buy or sell in your area. You obviously have your finger on the pulse of living in the Columbia, SC area!

Happy Sunday!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 months ago