Williamsburg

Williamsburg County lies in the southern Pee Dee region of South Carolina. The county was named in honor of King William III. Kingstree serves as its county seat.

Williamsburg County lies in the southern Pee Dee region of South Carolina. The county was named in honor of King William III. Kingstree serves as its county seat.

Scotch-Irish and French Huguenots first settled the area in the 18th century. Williamsburg County was founded in 1804 after previously belonging to the Georgetown District. The Revolutionary War battles of Black Mingo, Mount Hope Swamp, and Lower Bridge all took place in the region.

The region first became wealthy from the cultivation of Indigo, and today it remains largely agricultural. It is also known for its nature preserves and outdoor sports.

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History of Williamsburg County. Accessed June 13. 2016. http://www.williamsburgcounty.sc.gov/index.aspx?page=258

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Black River | South Carolina Public Radio
Black River | South Carolina Public Radio

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“B” is for Black River. The Black River takes its name from its tea-colored waters. The river begins in the Sandhills of Lee County, and is joined at Rocky Bluff Swamp near Sumter. The Pocotaligo...
You’ve Got a Friend | Digital Traditions
You’ve Got a Friend | Digital Traditions

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Lorenzo Conyers and his three young sons perform original gospel arrangements during the Sunday afternoon “Gospel Extravaganza” portion of the Williamsburg County Black Heritage Festival in Kingstree...
Williamsburg Historical Museum  |  ETV Shorts
Williamsburg Historical Museum | ETV Shorts

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Located in downtown Kingstree, the Williamsburg Historical Museum offers guests a chance to see antique china, early maps and even a dug-canoe. The museum also has the County Record newspaper on...