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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
PHOTO:  Mothballed helicopters

PHOTO: Mothballed helicopters

This isn’t something you see every day — a bunch of mothballed Coast Guard helicopters, which are located in rural Williamsburg County.

by · 05/15/2015 · Features, Photo
Photo:  Old Salters store

Photo: Old Salters store

Country stores like this one in the Salters community of Williamsburg County, S.C., are a dying breed.

by · 03/13/2015 · Features, Photo