City Directories and History: This location was listed as an active post office in 1896. Near Buckhead P.O., approximately two miles northeast, lies Feasterville, named for the Feaster family. Disagreement exists as to whether Feasterville was named for Andrew Feaster of Pennsylvania, a devoted member of the Dunkard faith who originally settled in the area, or his equally devout son, John Feaster, who gave the land and buildings for the Liberty Universalist Church in 1832 and the Feasterville Male and Female Academy and Boarding House in the early 1840’s. Although not a mercantile center, Feasterville, was well known for its Academy. Small in size, the name of Feasterville is commonly applied as a community name for much of northwestern Fairfield County. Perhaps stemming from Feasterville’s being a post office and polling place for a number of years as well as the name assigned to Township #1 during a brief but short lived reorganization of the county in 1881 which changed township numbers to names.
Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC
Open the MORE INFORMATION link (found under the primary picture), to view an enlargeable, 1896 Postal Map of Fairfield County, S.C.
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