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Cotton grows prolifically in Williamsburg County; in fact, the county seat, Kingstree, boasts one of the largest cotton markets in the country. With the cash crop thriving in this part of the Pee Dee, cotton gins such as this one in Salters can be seen throughout the county.

Salters Cotton Gin

Linda Brown of Kingstree, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Though cotton remains a viable cash crop in Salters and other nearby communities, this cotton gin closed in the 1970s. The abandoned building rests behind the vacant silos of the former W.S. McCollough and Sons Store and Grain.

UPDATE: Linda Brown says that plans to tear down the cotton gin are scheduled for March 24, 2015. In response to the impending demolition, Brown captured what will likely be the last photographs of the building, seen below. She tells us, “The owners say it was a hard decision to make but one that they felt they had to make at this time.”

Salters Gin Railroad

Linda Brown of Kingstree, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Of the above photo, Brown says, “This shot shows its proximity to the railroad.”

Salters Gin Side

Linda Brown of Kingstree, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

She goes on to note of the picture above, “A different angle on the old gin which shows that it is more or less just a shell.”

Salters Gin Interior

Linda Brown of Kingstree, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

She captured the image above to give readers “a view of the interior of the gin.”

Salters Gin Williamsburg County

Linda Brown of Kingstree, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Finally, Brown took the above photo in March of 2015 to compare the state of the building to its appearance two years earlier (seen at the top of this page). She says, “This shot is similar to the one I took in July 2013. I think this shows how much deterioration has taken place over the past two years.”

Reflections on the Salters Cotton Gin


Contributor Linda Brown shares, “Friends who grew up in Salters fondly remember that a popular pastime in the fall was to jump the bales of cotton waiting to be ginned. I’ve also been told that the three stores that were then operating in Salters would stay open late at night during the ginning season for the convenience of the gin workers.”

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Salters Cotton Gin Info


Address: Cotton Gin Road, Salters, SC 29590
GPS Coordinates: 33.595153,-79.854458


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2 Comments about Salters Cotton Gin

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
March 23rd, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Bill, thank you for your beautiful words and for recognizing the value in these buildings, farms, and other landmarks that tell the story of our state and its hard-working people.

Bill SegarsNo Gravatar says:
March 23rd, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Thanks to all of those that save and send images to SCIWAY of cotton gins, tobacco barns, country stores and mill villages; these places are disappearing from South Carolina’s landscape at an alarming rate. Our ancestors lost Southern features and lifestyles that they held dear and we are surviving, I can only hope that our decedents will survive also. They will as long as we remind them through photos and conversations of what they have lost. It’s hard to appreciate what one has until they understand what they missed out on.





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