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Rockville (SC) (Images of America)

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EAN
9780738542348
ISBN
0738542342
Brand
Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Author
Alicia Anderson Thompson
Educational Level
Trade
Format
Book
ISBN-10
0738542342
ISBN-13
9780738542348
Language
English
Publication Year
20060000
In 1666, Robert Sandford laid claim to “Carolina,” the land between Virginia and Florida, while standing on the banks of Bohicket Creek where the village of Rockville is today. Named for the iron ore deposits beneath Wadmalaw Island, Rockville became a village in 1835. Plantation owners from Wadmalaw and other sea islands in Charleston County gathered their families near the region’s saltwater during the summer in hopes of surviving the dreaded “miasma,” known today as malaria. They built houses, made friends, and intermarried until everyone was related. Images of America: Rockville shows the Bailey, Jenkins, LaRoche, Sams, Seabrook, Stevens, Townsend, Whaley, Wilkinson, and Wilson families; their summer homes; their chapels of ease; and their well-known annual sailing event, the Rockville Regatta.

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