City Directories and History: In 1774 William Wilkins migrated from Virginia to South Carolina and settled near Thicketty and Goucher Creeks. He and his wife, the former Elizabeth “Betsy” Terrill, had sixteen children. William prospered and accumulated much property. One of their sons established his home several miles east of the home site. He, too, prospered and in a short while the area began to grow and develop and the name Wilkinsville was bestowed upon the community. Wilkinsville was not as rich and productive by nature as were some other areas of the county, but by diligence and dedication the residents made it into an area that was an example to others who may have thought that nature cheated them in the fertility and productiveness of their soil.
(Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC)
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