Bishopville and Lee County

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In 1821, Dr. Jacques Bishop purchased a tract of land called Singleton's Crossroads; and by 1828, the village was known as Bishopville. In 1902, Lee County was established and Bishopville flourished as its seat of government and center of activity. Images of America: Bishopville and Lee County is a journey back to a time when Bishopville's Main Street on a Saturday teemed with a crowd so thick that downtown patrons had to weave their way down the sidewalk, and cotton was a booming business not only in Bishopville but in Lynchburg, Elliott, Lucknow, and Wisacky as well.
ISBN: 9780738586434
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: South Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 212
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Rachael Bowman Bradbury is a descendant of Edmund Stuckey, who settled the Manville section in the late 1700s. Her great-grandfather, Joseph F. Stuckey, was an avid Lee County historian whose research sparked her growing interest in the story of her ancestors. Rachael holds a degree in history from Wofford College. William P. Baskin III is a lifelong Bishopville resident. A retired attorney and municipal judge, Billy is a 1957 graduate of Wofford College. He inherited his love of history from his father, the late Sen. William P. Baskin Jr., and is a frequent volunteer at the South Carolina Cotton Museum.