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The Town of Radnor was carved out of William Bull’s Newbury Plantation and laid out as early as 1734. This was at the landing of the Combahee ferry, which was established in 1715. In 1741, a bridge replaced the ferry, but by 1754 the bridge had fallen into the river and was replaced by a rope ferry which served as the principal crossing of the lower Combahee for the rest of the colonial era. Radnor was established as a market town by an Act of the Commons House of Assembly on March 11, 1737. The project was never a commercial success, and William Bull was still left holding almost all the town lots at the time of his death in 1755. By 1754, Colonel John Mullryne of Beaufort had built a store, lodging house,and public house at Radnor. This was the only colonial enterprise in the town. It was housed in a two-story frame building with a one-story veranda across its forty-foot front. In the 1750s, this establishment was managed by Katherine Weyerhuysen.”
(Information from: A History of Beaufort County, Vol. I, Rowland, Moore and G.C. Rogers, Jr. – Un. of S.C. Press, 1996)
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