Place:Bethune, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States

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NameBethune
Alt namesLizenbysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS45001064
Lynchwoodsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS45001064
TypeTown
Coordinates34.415°N 80.347°W
Located inKershaw, South Carolina, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Bethune is a small town in Kershaw County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 352 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Columbia, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

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Europeans first moved into the area in the early 1800s finding members of the Kadapaw tribe living in the area. Originally, the settlers named the town Lynchwood and, in 1828, they established a post office. After the railroads came to the area, the town was officially chartered in 1900 and the name changed to honor Daniel Murdock Bethune.

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