The J. D. Copeland Building was built 1891 after the original store (along with most businesses in Bamberg) was damaged by a fire in 1888. Jefferson Daniel Copeland Sr. was a planter and a pioneering merchant of Bamberg. He was a leading buyer of cotton in the area and later a director of the Bamberg Banking Company. He also served in the Civil War. When he died in 1920, J. D. Copeland Jr. took over the business and would become a very prominent business man.
Location: Bamberg, South Carolina