Dorchester County, South Carolina

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Dorchester County administrative offices are located at 201 Johnston Street, St. George, SC 29477; phone: 843-832-0103.

Dorchester County as Described in 1941 [1]

Though Dorchester County was made up from parts of Colleton and Berkeley in 1897, its name and settlement go back to about 1697. As in the beginnings, agriculture, lumbering, and cattle raising are still the chief sources of livelihood for whites and blacks. Until recent years, the "Death Scroll" notified Dorchester folk of a funeral, as was done elsewhere in many places of the State. In ornate Spencerian chirography the facts were inscribed on a sheet of note paper ornamented with streamers of black ribbon, and the notice was sent through the community.

  1. Governor Bernet R. Maybank and the Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers Project, South Carolina, A Guide to the Palmetto State, American Guide Series, 1941, Oxford University Press, New York

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