A History of the Homes and People of Williamsburgh District

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Just within South Carolina's shoreline and tucked next to Georgetown County is Williamsburg County. While Williamsburg is one of the larger counties of South Carolina and has long been inhabited by genteel Southern families, it is also one of the lesser known areas of the Palmetto State. A History of the Homes and People of Williamsburgh District relates the untold stories of the county by following the community through generations of families and their houses. Gordon B. Jenkinson ("Bubber" to his friends and family) begins with the first settlers, offering a picture of their lives and the changes that took place in family, home and community as the county grew. The journey through Williamsburg's history begins with Thorntree, the oldest known residence in the area, and James Witherspoon, the settler who called it home. Also crucial to the Williamsburg story is David Ervin, who sacrificed his arm in the Civil War, and William "Blackie" Blackwell, who gave his life. Share the forgotten heartaches of the families of fallen soldiers, drop by the home of the neighborhood odd couple or visit Salters Plantation House, the only plantation still standing in Williamsburg today. A singular perspective on life in Williamsburg emerges as Jenkinson describes the architecture of the county's most historical homes and the lives of those who lived in them. It becomes clear that both the homes and their inhabitants are a source of historical meaning and identity Jenkinson's book preserves this history for future generations.
ISBN: 9781596291461
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Series: Brief History
Images: 58
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.875 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Gordon "Bubber" Jenkinson serves as a judge in the fourth judicial circuit and travels around the state of South Carolina holding court. He worked as a trial lawyer for more than three decades after receiving his JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law. The events of River Road, his first novel, are based on his experiences working as a public defense attorney in Williamsburg County, South Carolina.
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