Marion County, SC is somewhere that most people only pass through on the way to Myrtle Beach. Located about an hour west of the beach, the county typifies the South Carolina low-country. The county is mostly poor, mostly rural, and dotted with small towns throughout, including Marion, Mullins, and Nichols. While it is rich in a conflicted, sometimes painful, and oftentimes joyful history, it is an area that has rarely been studied and a place where history is rarely reflected on. My goal in conducting life history research in Marion County is to bring this history to light through the lens of personal experience and to help facilitate dialogue in a community where dialogue is oftentimes rare.
I hope that you enjoy and cherish these stories as much as I do.