Town of Allendale

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PO Box 551

Allendale, SC 29810

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Phone: (803) 584-4619

Region: Midlands

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Town of Allendale

Although the youngest county in South Carolina, having been formed from parts of Barnwell and Hampton Counties in 1919, Allendale County is proud of a rich culture, filled with history and Southern tradition. Beautiful historic homes, churches and cemeteries are plentiful in this side of the region. Take in the beauty of the Spanish moss gracing the enormous live oak trees as you ride miles of equestrian trails with your horse. Notice, too, the low-lying cypress swamp areas where alligators, turtles and other species choose to dwell. Allendale County has a strong tradition in agriculture, producing cotton, grain, watermelon, peaches, peanuts, corn, okra and other crops. Stop at roadside stands to enjoy some of this fresh produce. Take your trip through Allendale County slowly to enjoy the easy pace of the South. Here it is much like it was in yesteryear. Western border of Allendale County. Originally named the Westobou River for the Westo Indians (a warlike tribe who lived in a village on the Westobou), the river was later renamed for the Savannah Indians. Topper Site - National Historical Register South Carolina Institute of Archaeology & Anthropology's seasonal dig, usually held in May. Open to any adult 18 years or older who wishes to learn more about field archaeology and particularly the earliest Indians who lived along the Savannah River. Participation is by registration for one or more weeks. Volunteers learn excavation techniques and artifact identification. Fee includes camping with hot showers, lunch and evening meals, lectures and programs as well as many other benefits. Free tours on Saturday mornings during the season. For cost and more information contact: Dr. Al Goodyear at the SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina, 1321 Pendleton St, Columbia, SC 29208, (803) 777-8170.

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