Discover the charms of this tiny crossroads community. See the gristmill and its vast pond, a refuge for migratory birds. Open the doors of Swift Creek Church, and then watch Susan Simpson at work in her broom shop. Listen to a Confederate soldier recount the Battle of Boykin Mill, and learn about the little brown spaniel that is the official state dog.

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Boykin, Part 1 - History | Palmetto Places
Boykin, Part 1 - History | Palmetto Places


When the Boykin family deeded the land to Israel Mathis in 1786, nine acres were reserved for a dam across Swift Creek. The mill dam proved to be a great location for water power, and would benefit...