Just 23 miles from Interstate 95, Varnville was originally known as "Dixie." Varnville was founded by the Varn Brothers, who sold the right-of-way for railroad tracks through their sawmill in 1872, prior to Hampton County's founding. In 1878, Hampton County was created from Beaufort County, and the site for the county seat was located three miles northwest of Varnville, eventually becoming the town of Hampton. Varnville grew as a result of its close proximity to the county seat as well as its connections with surrounding agricultural areas. It was said that the aristocrats settled in Varnville.


In 1993, several scenes from the film Forrest Gump were shot in Varnville, of which some were used to create the fictional town of Greenbow, Alabama. Many of the old buildings still line the town square including some which are on the National Register of Historic Places. The old post office has been transformed into a lovely coffee shop and sells gourmet coffee and other southern collectibles.

Palmetto trees line the main avenue through Varnville and a large white gazebo is the meeting place for many of the town's events. Nearby is Lake Warren State Park, which hosts the annual Watermelon Festival.

Search Varnville Homes for Sale

Most Popular

328 PALMETTO AVE
Varnville, SC 29944
$109,900
3 beds/2 baths
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker 1st Choice Realty HILTONHEAD
35 King Cir
Varnville, SC 29944
$85,000
3 beds/2 baths
Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty HILTONHEAD
719 Pepper St
Varnville, SC 29944
$449,000
3 beds/5 baths
Courtesy of Weichert Realtors-Coastal Properties HILTONHEAD
1643 Walterboro Hwy
Varnville, SC 29944
$53,900
2 beds/1 baths
Listing courtesy of ERA Evergreen Real Estate Co

Single Family

719 Pepper Street
Varnville, SC 29944
$419,000
3 beds/5 baths
Listing courtesy of Weichert Realtors-Coastal PR
443 Main St
Varnville, SC 29944
$149,000
5 beds/4 baths
Listing courtesy of ERA Evergreen Real Estate Co
719 Pepper St
Varnville, SC 29944
$449,000
3 beds/5 baths
Courtesy of Weichert Realtors-Coastal Properties HILTONHEAD
Foreclosure
260 Walnut Street
Varnville, SC 29944
$129,900
5 beds/3 baths
Listing courtesy of Aggressive Realty LLC
HILTONHEAD We do not attempt to independently verify the currency, completeness, accuracy or authenticity of the data contained herein. It may be subject to transcription and transmission errors. Accordingly, the data is provided on an "as is," "as available" basis only and may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. © 2015 Multiple Listing Service of Hilton Head Island, Inc. All rights reserved. Certain information contained herein is derived from information which is the licensed property of, and copyrighted by, Multiple Listing Service of Hilton Head Island, Inc.
Listing information is provided by Beaufort Multiple Listing Service and ERA Evergreen Real Estate Company. Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. Copyright 2015 Beaufort Multiple Listing Service, Inc. All rights reserved. Updated May 29, 2015 2:18:pm.

Today's Market Trends for Varnville *

$208,470

-0.05%

$97.0000

-0.04%

14

0.08%

April

March

 

13

9

 

0.44%

-0.18%

Chart Temporarily Unavailable
Chart Temporarily Unavailable

* All data pertains to single-family homes