Changes In The Voting Precincts

Only a Few in the 21 Dispensary Counties


There will be about 1,200 Managers of Election and Clerks in Addition to Other Costs.

The legislature at its last session made some changes in the voting precincts in Anderson, Berkeley, Laurens, Lee, Chester, Newberry, York, Orangeburg, Greenville, Pickens, Florence, Richland and Spartanburg counties. As there are dispensary elections in some of these counties, the changes may be of interest.

In Berkeley the following precincts were added: Pineville, Bethera and Eutawville.

In Florence, a new precinet at Claussen.

In Lee, DuBose’s Cross Roads was substituted for Mechanicsville.

In Orangeburg the following precincts were struck out of the former act, as they are in Calhoun county: Advance, Cameron, Dantzier’s Mill, Fall Branch, Fort Motte, Lone Star, Quattlebaum, St. Matthews. And the following new prcincts were created: Ebenezer, Felderville, Raymond and Stokes. (In the printed acts “Cope” precinct is spelled “Coke.”)

In Richland a new precinct was created, Olympia, with voting place at or near S. L. Riley’s store. (There is also a Ward 5 precinct.)

As there are three managers, and sometimes a clerk, at each of the polling places there will be not a little expense attached to the elections. The number of precincts in the counties is as follows:

Abbeville 16, Aiken 32, Bamberg 10, Barnwell 18, Beaufort 12, Berkeley 19, Calhoun 10, Charleston 36, Colleton 24, Dorchester 13, Fairfield 16, Florence 19, Georgetown 16, Hampton 19, Kershaw 15, Lee 13, Lexington 33, Orangeburg 22, Richland 22, Sumter 13, Williamsburg 21. Total 299 precincts and 1,296 managers and clerks.

Voting Places.

The precincts in the several counties are as follows, the exact language of the statutes being given:

Abbeville County – Abbeville Court House, Antreville, Mount Carmel, Willington, Due West, Donaldville, Lowndesville, Magnolia, Central school house, in Long Cane township, Clotworthy’s Cross Roads, Keowee, Rock Springs, Cheatham’s Mills and Little River school house, in Due West township.

Aiken County – Aiken Court House, Oakwood, Bath Mills, Kaolin, Banks Mill, Creed’s store, Eureka, Fountain academy, Graniteville, North Augusta, Kneece’s Mill, Langley, Talatha post office, Bloomingdale Montmorenci Court House, Varnville, Sarly Branch, Gillisonville, Tillman, Brighton Ridgeland, Estill, Luray, Bonnett, Stafford, Scotia, Gifford, Seminole, Horse Gall, Grays, River’s Mill and Hopewell.

Kershaw County – Camden opera house, Rabon’s Cross Roads, Blaney, Lang’s Mills, Bethune, Westville, Buffalo schoolhouse, Brewers store, Liberty Hill, McLeod’s Branch, Mt. Zion’s chruch, Stockton Place, Hanging Rock, Kirkley’s Store and Stokes schoolhouse.

Lee County – Bishopville township, one at Bishopville and one at Mayville; Lynchburg township, one at Lynchburg; St. Charles township, one at St. Charles; Mechanicsville township, one at DuBose’s Cross Roads; Spring Hill township, one at Smithville; Ionia schoolhouse and one at McCaskill’s schoolhouse; Turkey Creek township, one at Turkey Creek and one at Lucknow; Stokes Bridge township, one at Stokes Bridge; of Cypress township, one at Cypress; Mt. Clio township, one at Wisacky.

Lexington County – Lexington Court House, T. J. Draft’s store, Leesville, Gilbert, Gaston, Pool’s Mill, Irmo, Ballentine, Chapin, Efird’s store, Peak’s station, W. P. Shealey’s store, Hilton, Samarla, Batesburg, Swansea, Red store, Huffman’s Burnt Mill, Brookland, Spring Hill, Falk’s schoolhouse, Red Bank, Brook, Lower Fork, at St. Andrew’s schoolhouse; Edmund, Pelion, Crout’s store, Steadman, Delingo, Sandy Run, at Oak Grove, St. Matthew’s, T. H. Shull’s store and Summit.

Orangeburg County – Ayers, Bowman, Branchville, Cedar Grover, Cope, Cordova, Dantzler’s postoffice, Ebenezer, Elloree, Felderville, Jamison, Livingston, North, Norway, Orangeburg, Phillips, Raymond, Rowesville, Sawyerdale, Springfield, Vance, and Stokes at or near the place of the late Dr. J. W. Stokes; Provided, That all person holding registration certificates entitling them to vote at Dantzler’s Mill heretofore shall be entitled to vote at Felderville.

Richland County – In Upper township, Slighs, Taylor’s store, Killians, Wayside, at or near Wayside schoolhouse; in Center township, Fairmont, at or near Fairmont schoolhouse or the railroad; Davis, at or near William Thomas’ residence; Horrell Hill, at Morrell’s store; Garner, Midway; in Lower township, Eastover, Gadsden, Hopkins; in Columbia township, Olympia, on public road known as Bluff Road, at or near store of S. I. Riley’s; Waverley, at or near the fork of the Rice Creek Spring and Camden roads; Eau Claire, Shandon, and in the city of Columbia, Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 4, Ward 4, and Ward 5.

Sumter County – Sumter court house No. 1 (situated in Ward 1 of the city of Sumter), Sumter court house No. 2 (situated in Ward 2 of the city of Sumter), Sumter court house No. 3 (situated in Ward 3 of the city of Sumter), Sumter court house No. 4 (situated in Ward 42 of the city of Sumter), Statesburg, Providence, Rafting Creek, Oswego, Mayesville, Shiloh, Concord, Privateer Station, Wedgefield and Bloomhill in Manchester township.

Williamsburg County – Trio, Earle’s. Sultan, Gourdin’s Greenlyville, Salter’s, Kingstree, Cedar Swamp, Cades, Morrisville, Vox, McAllister’s Mill, Hebron church, Muddy Creek, Scranton, Prospect church, Poplar Hill, Taft and Bloomingdale.

July 27, 1909  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
News Article  Issue 6806  Page 3

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