PEE DEE CHAPTER
SOUTH CAROLINA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

Annual Tours

Orange Trumpet Flower against white sand at Campbell's Bridge on Little Pee Dee River. Photo by Jo Dickerson, June 2008.


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2013 Annual Tour & Picnic
Bennettsville, South Carolina

President Jeff Dudley was our Tour Guide in this historic old Pee Dee town.
Complete write-up in the May-June 2013 issue of the Pee Dee Queue.

All 2013 tour photographs courtesy of Jeff Dudley.
All photographs are copyrighted.
All rights reserved.

2013 Photographs coming soon.


 

2011 Annual Tour & Picnic
Fair Bluff, North Carolina

Mary Alice McNeill Thompson was our Tour Guide. Many thanks to the Fair Bluff Museum, Fair Bluff Visitors Center, and Elvington Drug Store in Fair Bluff, and to Spring Branch Baptist Church in Horry County for their hospitality. Special thanks to all the kind folks who made us feel so welcome, and to Mary Alice and her family who fed us at their ancestral McNeill farmhouse in Causey Community, Horry County.

All photographs by Jo Dickerson except where noted.
All photographs are copyrighted as cited.
All rights reserved.

Complete write-up in the July-August 2011 issue of the Pee Dee Queue.




Fair Bluff
Beautiful old town on a little bluff of the Lumber River (Drowning Creek)
at intersection of Highways 76 and 904 in Columbus County, North Carolina


Fair Bluff Depot Museum
Many railroad and local history displays, photographs, and a growing genealogical library.



Photo by Jerri White

Fully functional 1908 Soda Fountain at Elvington Drug Store


Spring Branch Baptist Church and Cemetery, 1970 building
Horry County, South Carolina, near Fair Bluff.
Many surnames common to Marion and Dillon
Counties can be found on these tombstones.


Old photo courtesy Mary Alice Thompson

Earlier Spring Branch Baptist Church, built c1900.
The remains of the old building are still standing on a nearby farm. (below).


Photo by Jeff Dudley




Photo by Jerri White

McNeill Family Home near Causey Community
In Horry County, South Carolina, near Fair Bluff

Buddy Harrelson and Mary Alice Thompson
Looking over a chart showing all the burials at Spring Branch Church.

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2010 Annual Tour & Picnic
Marion, South Carolina

Denley Caughman was Tour Guide this year for our tour of The Grove and two other wonderful homes in this old Marion neighborhood. The Chapter gratefully acknowledges Denley and Ann Caughman for making available their home and grounds for our tour and picnic; Lucta Allen-Gerald who allowed us to tour her ancestral home so soon after she moved in, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Marshall, who have made a showplace of their late 19th Century home.

All photographs by Jo Dickerson.
Copyright 2010, all rights reserved.

Complete write-up in the July-August 2010 issue of the Pee Dee Queue.




The Grove
(1893)
The W. J. Montgomery House
Home of our hosts and tour guide, Rev. Denley and Ann Caughman

Montgomery's Grove, the Inn on Harllee


Montgomery family memorabilia on display at The Grove.


The Major J. B. Young House (1850s)
Home of our host, Mrs. Lucta Allen-Gerald


The Dr. W. W. Hamilton House (1882)
Home of our hosts, Mr. & Mrs. Gary Marshall


The view at the end of Harllee Street.
The Grove is at the end of the street, and the Marshall home is on the left.
The Young home is two blocks south, on Godbold Street.


Walking Tour!


Getting ready to picnic under the pecan trees..



Link to 2011 ANNUAL TOUR & PICNIC

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2009 Annual Tour & Picnic
Centenary, Marion County

Jerri White was Tour Guide this year for our tour of Centenary and environs. Settled by some of Marion's earliest families, Centenary is centrally located in lower Marion. The Chapter gratefully acknowledges Helen and Jerri White for opening their home for our gathering and picnic.

All photographs are copyrighted as cited.
All rights reserved.

Complete write up in the July-August 2009 issue of the Pee Dee Queue.



Woodlawn, 1853.
Home of Rev. David LeGette and his wife, Martha Richardson
(Photo by Jerri White)


Centenary Methodist Church and Cemetery, 1854.
(Photo by Buddy Harrelson)


Circle Arrow Farms on old Baker family lands, circa 1915.
The current owners are 7th generation Baker descendants.
(Photo by Buddy Harrelson)


Old stores on the B. F. Davis plantation, Ella's Grove. (Photo by Jerri White)


Palmer School, circa 1907.
(Photo provided by Jerri White)

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