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Chinquapin Creek – Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina


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This idyllic scene in the Batesburg-Leesville vicinity shows rural structures along Chinquapin Creek. The creek begins in Monetta and then merges with Lightwood Knot Creek in Lexington County to form the north fork of the Edisto River. It forms the geographical line between Lexington County and Aiken County. The land surrounding the creek was granted to James Harrison of Craven County, North Carolina in 1773 in return for his service in the Revolutionary War. He likely named the area for the Chinquapin Creek near his North Carolina home. The name Chinquapin refers to a variety of trees and shrubs.

Chinquapin Creek

Ann Helms of Spartanburg, 2010 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

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Contributor Ann Helms, who sent the above photo, shares, “Chinquapin Creek sits right over the line on South Carolina Highway 391, with an old store and a few barns nearby. This was a scenic surprise for me after taking 391 on a whim.”

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Chinquapin Creek Info


Address: South Carolina Highway 391, SC 29006
GPS Coordinates: 33.825637,-81.522338


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