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Bishopville, South Carolina: Button King Museum Team Field Report

55 Joe Dority Rd, Bishopville, SC
I-20 exit 108. Drive north, then turn right onto Camden Hwy/Hwy 34. Drive four miles. Turn left onto Johnson Pond Rd/CR-41. Drive one mile. Bear right onto Joe Dority Rd, and look for the museum sign on the left.
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Dalton Stevens, Button King.

Button King Museum

Dalton Stevens -- known as "The Button King" -- displays the cars and furnishings and clothes to which he's glued and sewed about a million buttons. Dalton passed away on Nov. 21, 2016. Museum later reopened. Report... [05/16/2010]
Bishopville, South Carolina - Sleep Well, Button King (1930-2016)
Button King Museum: Dalton Stevens, who said he never did get much sleep, now has gone to his eternal rest. [11/22/2016] Complete Story...
Bishopville, South Carolina - Button King --Trapped Alive in the Button Coffin
Button King Museum: Dalton Stevens, a.k.a. The Button King, exhibits two button-encrusted caskets in his Bishopville, South Carolina Button King Museum, intended for his eventual burial. There's a story behind that. [05/16/2010] Complete Story...

The Button King Sings!

Bishopville, South Carolina - The Button King Sings!
Button King Museum:

Dalton Stevens performed one of his songs in the Button King Museum.

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Hearse with Final Lap button mosaic.

Button King Museum

An extraordinary collection of buttons -- they adorn a coffin, toilet, sedan, even a hearse (which also includes a button mural declaring The Button King's Final Lap). The Button King has passed, but his son lovingly maintains the museum and (along with a friendly dog) welcomes guests. Sit for a while and watch the Button King on Geraldo and Johnny Carson.

[Jennifer Kefer, 12/23/2019]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Pearl Fryar's Topiary GardenPearl Fryar's Topiary Garden, Bishopville, SC - 5 mi.
Lizard Man SandwichesLizard Man Sandwiches, Bishopville, SC - 5 mi.
Cotton Museum: Lizard Man!Cotton Museum: Lizard Man!, Bishopville, SC - 6 mi.
In the region:
Dizzy Gillespie Statue, Cheraw, SC - 41 mi.

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