Place:Hemingway, Williamsburg, South Carolina, United States

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NameHemingway
Alt namesLambertssource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS45005798
Lamberts Crossroadssource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS45005798
TypeTown
Coordinates33.753°N 79.446°W
Located inWilliamsburg, South Carolina, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Hemingway is a town in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. The population was 573 at the 2000 census.

Historical Sketch

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Hemingway was created from a crossroads community named Lamberts in 1911 by Dr. W. C. Hemingway, in an effort to secure a depot for the proposed Seaboard Air Line Railroad, which was to run from Mullins to Andrews. Land owned by Dr. Hemingway was surveyed and the lots auctioned off. Subsequently the railroad established a Hemingway depot, and the post office name was changed to Hemingway.


With rail access, Hemingway grew into a market town for local agricultural products. Cotton declined after 1921, when the boll weevil arrived, but was already being replaced by flue cured tobacco as the primary money crop for farmers. Other local products were naval stores from the pine forests (later replaced by timbering), corn, soybeans, wheat, and vegetables.

Hemingway is near the Pee Dee River, which was the main commercial route for the area until the coming of the railroad. Snows Lake is a lake near Hemingway. This is also a site in the Revolutionary War camp of US war hero, General Francis Marion. The river was named by early explorers after the Pee Dee tribe. A major tributary is the Waccamaw River likewise named.

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