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This 1960s era photograph depicts several Broadway Street businesses of the time, including Prosser's Department Store and the old Gulf station. The blue pickup was a 1958 or 1959 Chevy that belonged to David Poston. It is parked in front of the…

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Thomas Rothmahler Grier (1817-1883) and his wife, Margaret Ann Johnson Grier (1823-1891). Thomas was a magistrate and was known as "The Squire." He owned a plantation near Lynches River given by Margaret Johnson's father William J. Johnson, who…

Thomas Lynch, Jr. (August 5, 1749 – 1779) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of South Carolina; his father was unable to sign the Declaration of Independence because of illness.

He was born at Prince…

Johnsonville Gin Company - 1962.jpg
The Johnsonville Gin Company was located by the railroad track in Johnsonville near the corner of Pine Street and Railroad Ave. At the time this photo was taken in 1962, it was run by Ezra Eaddy and his son James (Bozy) Eaddy, farmers from Leo…

Johnsonville Drug Company 1920, druggist Ashby McElveen.jpg
This photo was taken in front of the Johnsonville Drug Company, circa 1920. The man pictured is Ashby McElveen, a druggist at the pharmacy - the girl is currently unknown. He was from Lake City. Ashby purchased a Drug Store in Sumter, SC in 1923 and…

Rosa Belle Eaddy Woodberry Dickson.jpg
Rosa Belle Eaddy Woodberry Dickson (1869-1953) was the first female mayor in South Carolina history..

She was a role model of the independent female who lived in
the area of Johnsonville, South Carolina area between 1868 and 1953. She
was a…

Broadway 1968.jpg
Broadway Street, 1968, during a snow. Photo shows Haselden's Grocery, Frederick's Studio, Post Office, Johnsonville Pharmacy, and Turner's IGA.

Chic 1973.jpg
The present business was opened by businessmen Billy King and John Taylor as “The Chick Supreme.” Macky DeCamps owns the building. The business is now run by sisters Carolyn Palumbo, Lavonia Olsen and Dixie Evans.

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Christmas Parade 1950 - Carl Godwin, Hardee Godwin, Randell Godwin.jpg
Pictured: Carl Godwin, Hardee Godwin, Randell Godwin

Christmas Parade 1950 - Tomlinson's and Venters.jpg
This is the first location of Tomlinson's, a department store opened by U. C. Tomlinson which developed into a regional chain with locations in South Carolina and later North Carolina

Christmas Parade 1966 - Faye Burris Miss Johnsonville.jpg
Johnsonville Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade 1966.jpg
The train, shown here with a group of 40 and 8 members aboard, is from Winyah Post 1354, Georgetown, Andrews, Hemingway, and Johnsonville

Dairy King - closeup.jpg
Operated by husband and wife Lenora Venters and Hugh Hearn.

Dairy King on hwy 41.jpg
Operated by husband and wife Lenora Venters and Hugh Hearn.
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