In 1828 Aiken and others received a charter from the General Assembly authorizing the creation of the South Carolina Canal and Rail Road Company (SCC&RR). Aiken, the railroad’s largest investor, was soon chosen as president of the company. Read the Entry »

On the eve of the Civil War, per capita wealth for the free residents of All Saints was among the highest in the nation. Read the Entry »

Allan’s most popular creation was “Boysi,” a comical, stereotypical black servant getting his way with his white employers. Read the Entry »

Following her graduation in 1894 from the Women’s Medical College of the New York Infirmary for Women and Children in 1891, Allan returned to Charleston and participated in the first sitting of the South Carolina Medical Board, the only woman to do so. Read the Entry »

As it has for generations, the family run milling company continues to produce cornmeal, mixes, feed, and breeders in addition to Adluh Flour. Read the Entry »

The productive presidency of David Henry Sims, an Oberlin graduate and a future AME Church bishop, developed Allen University into a full fledged seat of learning. Read the Entry »

Allen’s poetry combines contemporary philosophical concerns with a format more aligned with earlier poetic styles. Read the Entry »

Although Allen spent only six of his sixty years in the state, his association with the Poetry Society of South Carolina came at a crucial time in his development as a writer. Read the Entry »

Construction of the Savannah River Site after World War II briefly transformed Allendale into a boomtown. But when Interstate 95 opened east of Allendale County, the tourist-oriented economy along U.S. 301 collapsed Read the Entry »

Allendale is South Carolina’s youngest county, yet it contains the oldest known human habitation in the state. Read the Entry »