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Most People Don’t Know How These 13 Towns In South Carolina Got Their Start

History is such a fun subject, right? Many of the towns in South Carolina got their start when the state was booming with railway development. Others were established around a mill as the people who moved there needed a place to live. And other towns were settled because of other industries, like lumber.

The stories of how the following 13 towns got their start may surprise you.

Do you know of any interesting ways a town in South Carolina got its start? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Robin Jarvis
Robin Jarvis is a staff writer for She's traveled to five of the seven continents and currently lives 35-feet in the air in a treehouse in the Southeastern U.S. When she's not writing, she's dreaming of her next trip.