Today in History – June 30

1502 – Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage. 1619 – In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time. 1676 – Nathaniel Bacon issues the “Declaration of the People of Virginia”, beginning Bacon’s…

James Elliott Williams

James Elliott Williams (November 13, 1930 – October 13, 1999) was a sailor of the United States Navy during the 1950s and 1960s. He was the most highly decorated enlisted man in the history of the United States Navy. Williams was born in Fort Mill, South Carolina and moved two months later with his parents…

June 2 – Today in Darlington County History

On this date Saturday,  June 02 1855 Dove Depot Post Office is established. John Dove came to Darlington County in the year 1792 and purchased a sizable tract of land from Sanders, situated on Horse Branch. At that time, his land was bounded on the East by Sanders and later Dr. Thomas Smith; on the…