Historic Estill – Estill, South Carolina


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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 by the poverty that followed, and the town of Lawtonville was dying. That all 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 James Estill, who was 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

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The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Historic Estill, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!


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3 Comments about Historic Estill

Toby HouseyNo Gravatar 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 BinghamNo Gravatar 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 RiversNo Gravatar 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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