Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Black Mingo - Willtown

Marker ID: SCHM 45-6
Location: about 1 mile N of Rhems on SC 41 and 51
County: Williamsburg
Coordinates: N 33° 37.027    W 079° 26.113
  33.617117    -79.435217
Style: Free Standing **


By 1760, Charles Woodmason had established a store near here, following a 1745 Act of the General Assembly that provided for clearing of the watercourses at the head of Black Mingo Creek. Soon thereafter, schooners carried local products to Charlestown; by the early 1760s Black Mingo settlement, later known as Willtown, had developed on the creek.

Erected by Three Rivers Historical Society - 1981


Two sided - Black Mingo Baptist Church