Situated right on the edge of the Pee Dee, Williamsburg County is home to the historic town of Kingstree. Its name comes from the “King’s Tree” – a particularly tall white pine marked for the King of England. The king reserved such trees to be used as masts for the British Navy.
Kingstree was originally known as Williamsburgh Township, founded in 1732. The area was settled as an effort to provide a buffer between Native Americans and white colonists along the coast.
Read our article Kingstree: Where They Treat You Like Royalty.
Also, be sure to check out photos and notes on our railroad trip from Charleston to Kingstree.
Pauline Johnson says
Enjoyed reading about Kingstree & things I didn’t know. What is a good way to get around Kingstree to see these places if you do the railroad trip from Charleston to Kingstree?
Patty Mcdaniel says
My grandmother's aunts owned and operated the King's Tree Hotel that burnt down in the 50's, Maribelle and Effie King were their maiden names, I will traveling to Kingstree May 18,2016 from California and would appreciate any information or pictures you can provide.
thank you , Patty