ⓘ Duncan, South Carolina

                                     

ⓘ Duncan, South Carolina

In 1811, a post office was established on what is now S.C. Highway 290. A tiny settlement sprung up around it, and both the post office and community were named New Hope. In 1854, the town changed its name to Vernonville or Vernonsville in honor of local physician J.J. Vernon.

In the mid-1850s, plans were on the railway line through Duncan, but the impending Civil war disrupted them. It was not until 1873 that the Atlanta and Richmond railroad laid a line through the city.

Shortly after the Civil war, Leroy Duncan came to town and started buying up land. Duncan was an ambitious man who craved recognition. During the celebrations for the new railway line, he promised the citizens that he will provide land for the city streets, if they agree to rename the city in his honor. In 1881, the name change became official.

Duncan became an important footnote in Spartanburg Countys African-American history, when the rock school of the hill of the Negro was opened in Duncan in 1881.

Within two years changed his name, Duncan could boast a population of 200, and several stores, saw and flour products, and cotton gin. The city received its Charter in 1889.

The Hughes hotel, opened in 1892, has been the focal point of the city and attracts tourists from Greenville-Spartanburg the road.

                                     
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  • Wallace, David Duncan South Carolina A Short History, 1520 - 1948 1951 online standard scholarly history Wright, Louis B. South Carolina A Bicentennial
  • 1904 South Carolina gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1904, to select the governor of the state of South Carolina Governor Duncan Clinch
  • The 1902 South Carolina gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1902, to select the governor of the state of South Carolina Duncan Clinch Heyward
  • The 1897 South Carolina United States Senate election was a unanimous election of the Democratic nominee on January 26, 1897 to select the U.S. Senator
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