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Historic Estill — Estill, South Carolina


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Historic Estill

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.

Historic Estill

Thomas T. Faucette, 1940s © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

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.

Historic Estill Info


Address: US Highway 321 and SC Highway 3, Estill, SC 29918
GPS Coordinates: 32.754032,-81.241225

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6 Comments about Historic Estill

BarbaraFrager says:
October 26th, 2018 at 7:46 am

No, I found a copy of the photo at the Hampton Libary on microfilm. Its the only photo that’s known to be taken of my great grandmother. Am looking for the photographer who took the photo it was also with the dedication of the fountain in front of the Hampton Court House.

SC Picture Project says:
October 25th, 2018 at 9:48 am

Hello Barbara, do you happen to know more about them? Have we ever had the photo featured here?

Barbara Frager says:
October 25th, 2018 at 7:17 am

Hello, I’m looking for the person who took the picture for the 1970 Watermelon Festival for the Guardian News.

Toby Housey says:
May 31st, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Greetings, Judy. You mentioned your father used to take many pictures of Estill. Is it possible he may have taken any of a man named James Housey? He used to work for Mr. Sam Mcabee at the dry cleaners. My family has experienced difficulties locating a clear photo of him.

Sheryl Gunter Bingham says:
August 7th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Love these old photos. I have wonderful memories and enjoy seeing things the way they were. We had rummage sales in the grove of trees by the Town Hall.

Judy Norton Rivers says:
August 5th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Love this pic. My father, Carl (Choppy) Norton took many pictures of Estill. They are a treasure to all of us who have lived here all our lives. Thanks for sharing this one!




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