Rutledge Bay Road
City Directories and History: The Cades Depot was built in Williamsburg County…..
Cades is an unincorporated town named for the Cade family who lived there. McGill mentions C. M., R. E., and A. F. Cade of this area. Boddie on page 529 of his History of the county says that in 1780 Marion left Snow’s Island and camped where the town of Cades now stands, while on his way to Tarcote in the fork of Black River, to seize British supplies. His camping here gave the area the name “Camp Branch” for over 100 years. governor of South Carolina, Robert E. McNair, was born at Cades.
(Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC)
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