Prestwood Lake & Bridge (Then and Now)

This above circa 1905 postcard views Hartsville from the north side of Prestwood Lake (then called “the Pond”). Prestwood’s Bridge was here since the late 1790s. In 1896, Major J. L. Coker began seeking rights of way for the damming of Black Creek and the resultant flooding. There was some concern that the crossing here…

Darlington County Historical Society’s Spring Meeting

GUEST ARE WELCOME & INVITED CLICK HERE TO R.S.V.P.   Raising the Guns of the C.S.S. Pee Dee! DCHS Spring Meeting Thursday, April 21, 2016 Don’t miss it! Mr. B’s Restaurant (964 W Lydia Hwy, Hartsville, SC 29550) Thursday, April 21 6 PM-8 PM $14.00 Covers Food and Program Ted L. Gragg & Bob Butler…

Lamar (Lisbon) History

Tomorrow in Darlington County History, the citizens of Lamar (Lisbon), will celebrate the 159 anniversary of the Dr. E. J. Mims, Son of Captain George Mims, setting up shop as a town Doctor after completing his education.


Animal is Slain After Much Shooting -Axes Help Bring Brutal Death Quickly. Today in Darlington County History – the 102nd Anniversary of the Killing of a Circus Elephant just off Highway 102, between Patrick and Hartsville, South Carolina. The event happened where Bay Road comes into Hwy 102 just above Hartsville.  The animal was tracked…

USC Digital Libraries Interactive Negro Motorist Green Book

Search and filter listings from the 1956 Negro Travelers’ Green Book using the following options. Up to 500 results will display in the table below. Clicking on a table row will open an info balloon at that point on the map. University Of South Carolina – Digital Libraries (The Negro Travelers’ Green Book)

Our Copy of The Negro Green-Book

The Negro Motorist Green Book (at times styled The Negro Motorist Green-Book or titled The Negro Traveler’s Green Book) was an annual guidebook for African-American road trippers, commonly referred to simply as the Green Book. It was originated and published by New York City mailman Victor H. Green in the United States from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era, when open and often legally prescribed discrimination against non-whites was widespread.