Wiggins — Wiggins, South Carolina
SC Picture Project | Colleton County | Wiggins
Let photographer Steven Taylor introduce you to Wiggins, South Carolina. He writes, “I love to drive down the country roads and explore, finding that special place. Wiggins was something of a mystery to me.”
“I remember when I was 18 driving down the road to Wiggins and never making it to the end as I turned around and headed back to SC Highway 26. Now I am 32 and felt it was time to conquer this feat. I went to the end to see what was there and this old building stood. Not sure the story behind it but I thought it had some special southern charm you can’t find any where else!”
Do you know a story about Wiggins or this building in particular? If you do, please send it to the South Carolina Picture Project so we can help Steven solve this mystery. Thank you!
Reflections on Wiggins
Contributor Edward H. Phillips responded to our request for further information and shares the following with SCIWAY: “My family lived in Wiggins back in the days of the Sawmill Village. My dad, J.B. Hickman, was the foreman there in its heyday. My grandfather, W.C. Ritter, worked there also. The building in the picture was moved to the present location from the Seaboard Airline Railroad about 1 mile back. There was a depot and several other buildings there.
“A Mr. Lyons and his family lived in one of the houses. He worked for the railroad. Behind the plantation house to the left is a road that goes to the Cheehaw River. Beside this road are the concrete foundations of the sawmill. The plantation has a large two-story building that was the comissary for the town. The upstairs was later used for parties, meetings and social events. The Hickman Family Reunion was held at the boat landing on the Combahee River at Wiggins for a number of years. I lived at Green Pond until 1956, so I went to Wiggins many times to visit my grandparents.”
Address: Wiggins Road, Wiggins, SC 29446
GPS Coordinates: 32.607516,-80.547581