City Directories and History: Under the MORE INFORMATION link, please see the enhanced SCDOT maps of Fairfield County, S.C. from both 1939 and 1963. These maps show the county with significant historical details such as stores, churches and schools in the rural communities. (Old Road Maps – Fairfield County, S.C.)
Individual sections of the 1939 SCDOT road map are also available below. Fairfield County is divided into (28) sections beginning with the northwest corner #1, and ending with the southeastern corner #28.
Due to the sheer size of these PDF maps, it is best to view them on a computer. It will take a minute or more to load each – use the map features plus button, found at the bottom right corner of the maps page, to enlarge the map.
Click on the map section number to be redirected to that section:
Section #1 Section #10 Section #19 Section #28
Section #2 Section #11 Section #20
Section #3 Section #12 Section #21
Section #4 Section #13 Section #22
Section #5 Section #14 Section #23
Section #6 Section #15 Section #24
Section #7 Section #16 Section #25
Section #8 Section #17 Section #26
Section #9 Section #18 Section #27
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J David says
Thank you for posting these maps, as the County Maps represent the start and end of my Paternal Grandfather’s career as County Engineer at the Fairfield County Office of the South Carolina Highway Department.
Cornwell Gibson was the eldest son of John Aiken and Maggie Weldon Gibson of the White Oak Community. He was educated to the 8th grade (as far as the school in White Oak went). He earned the nickname “Doc” due to his keen mind and was given it at the Chester Hospital, while recovering from a burst Appendicitis.
He trained as a surveyor. His Manager told him that he was too smart just to be a surveyor.
Meeting my Grandmother, Sarah (pronounced Say-ruh) Lee Burnside a teacher and graduate of SC Teacher’s College, she taught him Algebra. Then he completed a correspondents course in Civil Engineering through International Correspondents Schools of Scranton, PA.
After getting on with the Highway Department, he moved back from Lancaster, SC to Winnsboro. They had 3 children (my father) John Cornwell Gibson, Charles Burnside Gibson (deceased) and Sarah Lee (Gibson) Brown.