Estill is located in the southwestern section of Hampton County. In the early 20th century Estill was known as Lawtonville. Devastated by the Civil War and the poverty it wrought, Lawtonville began to fade. That changed when the Seaboard Air Lines Railroad constructed a rail line through the town. The name was changed to Estill in the early 1900s to honor Colonel John Estill, the editor of the Savannah Morning News.
This picture was taken by Thomas T. Faucette in the 1940s. SCIWAY thanks his son (and frequent contributor!) Steven Faucette of Williamston for submitting this photo.