"In 1888, the South Carolina General Assembly created the “County of Florence”, encompassing the towns of Timmonsville, Coward, and Lake City with the Town of Florence as its county seat."

"Florence is the hub of an eight county region called the “Pee Dee”. It is the center for business, health care, communications, education, retail sales, cultural opportunities, and recreation." 

Florence County. Accessed November 13, 2015. florenceco.gov

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Hewn Timber Cabins | Pee Dee Explorer
Hewn Timber Cabins | Pee Dee Explorer

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Examine the life of African American slaves as Karl McAlister, Francis Marion University Librarian, takes us on a tour of the two remaining hewn timber cabins from the Gregg Plantation in Florence...
Swamp Fox | Pee Dee Explorer
Swamp Fox | Pee Dee Explorer

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Francis Marion served in the American Revolutionary War. Known as the Swamp Fox, he is considered one of the fathers of modern guerrilla warfare due to his "surprise attack" strategies that often took...
Tenant Farmers | Pee Dee Explorer
Tenant Farmers | Pee Dee Explorer

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Learn the history of African-American tenant farmers during the era of reconstruction as Karl McAlister, Francis Marion University Librarian, takes us on a tour of the two remaining hewn timber cabins...
West African Slaves | Pee Dee Explorer
West African Slaves | Pee Dee Explorer

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Find out how slaves were transported from West Africa to South Carolina. Also, discover the culture and language influences as Karl McAlister, Francis Marion University Librarian, takes us on a tour...