Subject: Lowndesville S.C.|
Date: February 17, 2000
As printed in a book, "THE HISTORY OF LOWNDESVILLE, S. C." by H. A. Carlisle, it state as followers; The name LOWNDESVILLE- while it does not seen to be writien record, it seens that the town was named for the Lowmdes family of the Charleston area. the most likely individual to contribute the name seems to be William Lowmdes (son of Rawlins Lowndes ) February 17, 1782 - October 27, 1822, who server in Congress as a United Ststes Representative fron 1810 to May 8, 1822. During part of this time he was Closely associated with epresentative Johyn C. Calhoun and Langdon Cheves who were natives of Abbeville County. Some have said that this connection with fellow Congressman resulted in his name being giveng to this small community. Lownesville was first chartered by the South Carolina Legistature on December 21 !839; however, there was a post office Officially called Lownesville on August 17 , 1836.
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