ⓘ Paxville, South Carolina


ⓘ Paxville, South Carolina

Paxville is a town in Clarendon County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 185 at the 2010 census, down from 248 in 2000. The town was named after Joseph Pack.

Joseph Pak and his wife, Louise Alexandria package, arrived in America from England in 1770. He became one of the largest landowners in the low countries of Carolina, having acquired more than 10.000 acres of the 4.000 hectares of land. He helped to found the town of Packsville later renamed Paxville in 1902. Paxville is considered to be the oldest town in the County of Clarendon.

Some land grants given to Joseph a package of king George III of the United Kingdom, while the other was from South Carolina. Some land grants in Paxville may have been given to Joseph as a result of his revolutionary military service. There is a marker honoring the service of Joseph packages with the South Carolina militia during the war for independence.

Joseph and Louise raised a family of six boys and six girls. Joseph Park died in 1827 and his wife Louisa followed in 1832. Joseph Pak is buried in the cemetery, Paxville.

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