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Kingstree Photos — Williamsburg County, South Carolina

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Situated right on the edge of the Pee Dee, Williamsburg County is home to the historic town of Kingstree. Its name comes from the “King’s Tree” – a particularly tall white pine marked for the King of England. The king reserved such trees to be used as masts for the British Navy.

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Kingstree was originally known as Williamsburgh Township, founded in 1732. The area was settled as an effort to provide a buffer between Native Americans and white colonists along the coast.

Read our article Kingstree: Where They Treat You Like Royalty.

Also, be sure to check out photos and notes on our railroad trip from Charleston to Kingstree.

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One Comment about Kingstree Photos

Patty Mcdaniel says:
May 12th, 2016 at 9:10 pm

My grandmother's aunts owned and operated the King's Tree Hotel that burnt down in the 50's, Maribelle and Effie King were their maiden names, I will traveling to Kingstree May 18,2016 from California and would appreciate any information or pictures you can provide.
thank you , Patty


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