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Seal of the American Legion
Honoring all who served and Dedicated to the everlasting memory of those who gave their lives for the cause of Freedom in World War I and World War II
Seal of Veterans of Foreign Wars
In remembrance of Williamsburgh District Patriots whose efforts helped create for us a new nation 1776 ~ 1976
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Nobel Peace Prize WinnerDrum-Major for JusticeAssassinated April 4, 19681929 ~ 1968
"Unless we learn to live together as brothers, surely we will die apart as fools."
Supreme Court JusticeTrumpter for FreedomMr. Civil Rights1908 ~ 1993"I did the best I could with what I had."
Born near Glasgow, Scotland in 1670, removed to Ireland because of religious persecution and settled in County Down in 1695. In 1734 he, with his kindred and friends, came to America and settled near Kingstree in Williamsburg Township. He was the …
In 1732 Roger Gordon led 40 Scotch Irish to found Williamsburg Township, (Kingstree), one of 11 inland sites granted by the Provincial Governor in King George's plan to develop a successful English colony in South Carolina. In 1738 the town acquir…
After Francis Marion's initial victories in August and early September 1780, British military authorities in South Carolina moved to eliminate the threat of an insurgency in Williamsburg District. Lord Cornwallis ordered Maj. James Wemyss to sweep…
By late August 1780, Francis Marion and the Whig militiamen of eastern South Carolina had already begun to cause alarm among the British military leaders in charge of subduing the province. Sensing the British would move against him, Col. Marion s…
Over three weeks in March 1781, Brig. Gen. Francis Marion conducted a series of engagements between the Santee River and Georgetown, battering a larger force of British regulars and Loyalist militiamen under the command of Col. John Watson. This s…
[Front]This house, with Classical Revival architectural influences, was built ca. 1906 for Edward J. McCollum (1867-1942), African-American businessman and machinist with the Mallard Lumber Company. In 1922, when twelve-year-old Charles E. Murray'…