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Williamsburg County Courthouse in Kingstree; Photo by Linda W. Brown.

HISTORY:  Kingstree, S.C

S.C. Encyclopedia  |  The seat of Williamsburg County, Kingstree was founded at the site of a large white pine tree on the east bank of Black River, where an early explorer chopped an arrow, marking it as the “King’s Tree.” This became the center of Williamsburg Township, one of the townships proposed in the 1730s by Governor Robert Johnson to promote interior settlement and protect the coastal settlers. Forty Scots-Irish settled the township in 1732 and formed Williamsburg Presbyterian Church in 1736. Two years later the church obtained a site for a meetinghouse, which became the township’s largest building until the Revolutionary War. The site was resurveyed in 1788, when only five buildings, all smaller than twenty by twenty feet, stood in the town of Williamsburg, which later became Kingstree.

by · 08/11/2017 · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
MYSTERY PHOTO:   Sticking with the old store theme

MYSTERY PHOTO: Sticking with the old store theme

Yep, it’s a third week of a mystery of an old store. Any idea where this one is? Hmmm, wonder if it is a “country” store? Send your best guess to: and make sure to include your name and hometown. If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

PHOTO:  Tied up in knots

PHOTO: Tied up in knots

These boats in South Carolina’s third largest city share a lot in common with the General Assembly these days — they’re just as tied up in knots as some legislation is. The boats, photographed by Kingstree photographer Linda W. Brown, are docked near the Harborwalk in Georgetown on the Sampit River. In the background is the old Georgetown steel mill. To learn more about Georgetown, see this week’s entry from S.C. Encyclopedia.

by · 04/29/2016 · Features, Photo
PHOTO:  Empty parking lot, Kingstree

PHOTO: Empty parking lot, Kingstree

Kingstree photographer Linda W. Brown sent along this photo that shows the 1960s-era hospital for Williamsburg County that closed last week because of problems related to the fall’s massive flooding. Modular buildings are supposed to fill in temporarily, but whether that’s just a temporary stopgap pending later closure is anybody’s guess, as outlined in today’s news story on challenges facing rural hospitals.

by · 02/12/2016 · Features, Photo
By the numbers:  The Great Flood

By the numbers: The Great Flood

Here is a look at the impact of the flood based on available data as of Oct. 23, 2015:

Meals served through Oct. 22: 1,506,973 by these four agencies:

Harvest Hope Food Bank, 1,154,518 meals
Lowcountry Food Bank: 328,558 meals
American Red Cross: 70,759 meals; 75,866 snacks
Salvation Army: 53,138 meals; 48,921 drinks; 41,658 snacks

Number of nonprofit emergency response vehicles: 45 each by American Red Cross and Salvation Army

Overnight stays via the American Red Cross: 4,748

MY TURN. How you can help S.C. flood victims

MY TURN. How you can help S.C. flood victims

By Tim Ervolina, president, United Way Association of South Carolina | This flood has a thousand stories.

I could tell you about the disaster response volunteer from Danville, Virginia, who called in the midst of the deluge to offer tractor-trailers full of relief supplies, along with trained volunteers to pass them out.

I could tell you the community health worker who was looking for infant formula for a Hispanic mother of a fragile baby. When we got it to her, we found that the worker had been in a shelter since her own evacuation days ago.

I could tell you about the faith communities, the first responders, the medical staff, the animal shelter volunteers and the ordinary people who opened their hearts, their homes and their wallets to their neighbors and to total strangers.

by · 10/06/2015 · My Turn
PHOTO: Town hall, Salters, S.C.

PHOTO: Town hall, Salters, S.C.

Although never incorporated, Salters, S.C., has a town hall,” writes Kingstree, S.C., photographer Linda W. Brown. “Built around 1900 as a project of The Salters Social Club, it hosted community and club meetings and was a venue for school commencements, community plays, dances and suppers.

by · 04/24/2015 · Features, Photo
Abandoned store, Aiken County, S.C.

PHOTO: Abandoned Aiken County store

This old store is diagonally across the Old Ninety Six Indian Trail from Jackson Hole in the western part of South Carolina. New Holland Crossroads in rural Aiken County, S.C., looks pretty much like a ghost town these days, said photographer Linda W. Brown of Kingstree, S.C.

by · 04/17/2015 · Features, Photo