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Dillon in Dillon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dillon County / Dillon County Courthouse

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, February 26, 2009
1. Dillon County face of Marker
Inscription. Originally in colonial Craven County, this area became part of Georgetown District, 1769; Liberty County, 1785; Marion District, 1798; and Marion County, 1868. The movement to separate this county from upper Marion County began some years before the General Assembly enacted the bill creating Dillon County. It was signed by Governor Martin F. Ansel, Feb. 5, 1910, in the presence of Dillon citizens.

James W. Dillon and his son Thomas gave one-half of this block for erection of the Dillon Courthouse; they also assisted financially in its construction. The cornerstone was laid October 30, 1911. Honoring James W. Dillon as Father of Dillon County, the granite monument on the grounds was unveiled June 29, 1938.
 
Erected 1979 by Dillon County Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 17-8.)
 
Location. 34° 25.104′ N, 79° 22.5′ W. Marker is in Dillon, South Carolina, in Dillon County. Marker is on West Main Street (State Highway 34) just west of 3rd Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dillon SC 29536, United States of America.
 
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Dillon County Courthouse Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 26, 2009
2. Dillon County Courthouse Face of Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James W. Dillon (within shouting distance of this marker); Duncan McLaurin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town of Dillon / Florence Railroad Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Street Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); James W. Dillon House Museum (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saint Paul Methodist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Pee Dee Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Vidalia Academy (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dillon.
 
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Marker and the Dillon County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 26, 2009
3. Marker and the Dillon County Courthouse
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4. Dillon County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 29, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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