City Directories and History: R&R has divided the 1939 SCDOT map of Abbeville County into (23) sectional maps. Many of the individually listed schools and churches shown on this section are pictured. However, in many cases, the individual site also has its own post on R&R, which often provides added information and image. Be wise and use the search function to locate all of the entries for this and other homeplace listings.
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Lowndesville, located about four miles south of the Abbeville-Anderson County line, just west of Rocky River, was chartered December 21, 1839, and rechartered February 20, 1897.1
The name is most probably derived from the Lowndes family, long prominent in lower South Carolina. It is primarily the center of a farming community.
(Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC)
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