Carolina’s Lost Communities

Session 2 – Resources for “The French Connection and an Antebellum Academy”   (Scott Withrow presentation)


Butler, John.  The Huguenots in America:  A Refugee People in a New World Society.  Cambridge, Massachusetts:  Harvard University Press, 1983.

Few, Mary Dodgen.  Azilie of Bordeaux.   Greenwood, South Carolina:  Carolina Editions, Inc., 1973.  A novel about the Huguenots in New Bordeaux, South Carolina.

Edmonds, Bobby.  The Making of McCormick County.  Columbia, South Carolina:  The R. L. Bryan Company, 1999.

_________  The Huguenots of New Bordeaux.  McCormick, South Carolina:  Cedar Hill Unltd., 2005.

_________  A Culture Lost to Thurmond Lake.  McCormick, South Carolina:  Cedar Hill Unltd., 2015.

Hirsch, Arthur. The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina.  London:  Archon Books, 1962.  (originally published by Duke University Press, 1928).

Kane, Sharyn and Richard Keeton.  Beneath the Waters:   Archaeological and Historical Studies of 11,500 Years Along the Savannah River.  U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Interagency Archaeological Services Division National Park Service – Southeast Region, Atlanta, Georgia, 1994.

Kidd, Thomas S.  American Colonial History:  Clashing Cultures and Faiths. New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2016.  

Lavender, Abraham D.  French Huguenots:  From Mediterranean Catholics to White Anglo-Saxon Protestants.  New York:  Peter Lang, Inc., 1990.  

MacLeod, James.  The Great Doctor Waddel.  Greenville, South Carolina:  Southern Historical Press, 1995.

Neuffer, Claude Henry.  Names in South Carolina.   The Department of English, University of South Carolina.   “Place Names of the Abbeville Area”  (Winter 1958), 45-49.     “French Huguenot Names and Their Pronunciation”  (Winter 1958), 51.  “Huguenot Names and Their Mispronunciation”  (Winter 1959), 60-61.  

Watson, Margaret.  Greenwood County Sketches:  Old Roads and Early Families.  The Attic Press, Inc., 1971.  Includes a section of early roads such as the Barksdale Ferry Road, Five Notch Road, and Martin Town Road, associated with McCormick or Edgefield Counties.      


File:  1746 Herman Moll Map of Carolina – Geographicus

Edgefield County, South Carolina 1911 Map (portion of a map by Rand McNally).   My Genealogy Hound

James Cook Map of the Province of South Carolina 1773   David Rumsey Map Collection 

Abbeville District of South Carolina by Robert Mills.  South Carolina Department of Archives and History Digital Collection. 

News Archives:

“Willington School”  The Abbeville Messenger, August 24, 1886

“They Shoot at Teachers.  Mrs. Shankle Tells of Work in ‘Dark Corner,’” The Herald and News (Newberry, South Carolina), May 27, 1910. 


Badwell Cemetery (McCormick County, South Carolina)  Find A Grave

Hickory Knob State Resort Park (McCormick County, SC)   

Guillebeau House.  South Carolina Department of Archives and History (National Register Properties in South Carolina

Huguenot Society of South Carolina   

Poland, Tom “Across the Savannah:  Willington, a History Village.”  The Lincoln (Georgia) Journal, December 17, 2017.

Willington on the Way (includes the Willington Book Shop)