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Encyclopedia > Dillon, South Carolina
Dillon, South Carolina
Motto: Quietly Progressive
Location of Dillon inSouth Carolina
Location of Dillon in
South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°25′4″N 79°22′5″W / 34.41778, -79.36806
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Dillon
Government
 - Mayor Todd Davis
Area
 - Total 4.8 sq mi (12.5 km²)
 - Land 4.8 sq mi (12.5 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation 112 ft (34 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 6,316
 - Density 588.7/sq mi (227.3/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29536
Area code(s) 843
FIPS code 45-19420GR2
GNIS feature ID 1222024GR3
Website: Dillon City

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Geography

The City of Dillon is located at 34°25′4″N, 79°22′5″W (34.417765, -79.367975)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.5 km² (4.8 mi²). 12.5 km² (4.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.21% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Dillon lies in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. The Little Pee Dee River, a tributary of the Pee Dee River, runs through the edge of the city. The Little Pee Dee River is a tributary of the Pee Dee River (which originates in the Appalachian Mountains where it is known as the Yadkin River). ... Shad Fishing in February Pee Dee River, Yauhanna, South Carolina The Pee Dee River, also known as the Great Pee Dee River, is a river in South Carolina. ...


Dillon gained prosperity when the town's founding fathers allowed the railroad to come through it. Little Rock, (a smaller, neighboring town) was the original choice, but its residents believed the railroad would do more harm than good.


Dillon had the good fortune of being located along a frequently-used railway line, and was at one time a prosperous town, as evidenced by its large and ornate courthouse. Its economy was based on the profitable tobacco- and cotton-production and sales industries, a source of income that has slowly shrunk over the years as production and transport systems for these commodities have become more efficient and less centralized. Now, outside of service industry and state jobs, gainful employment is scarce in Dillon. Despite this, the city infrastructure is well-maintained and there is a large, modern hosital and medical complex--Formerly Saint Eugene Hospital, now McLeod Medical Center of Dillon.


The City of Dillon's population has remained at about 7,000 since the early 1970s, meaning that its population has steadily shrunk proportionally to South Carolina as a whole. This city is a good example of an economic situation found in many smaller cities and towns throughout the United States, in that its geography once made it important in the local/regional economy, but with changes in agriculture, the rise of the interstate highways and interstate trucking, globalization, and the information economy, it has become more or less defunct as an economic entity. A typical rural stretch of Interstate highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... The driver of this DAF tractor with an auto-transport semi-trailer prepares to offload Skoda Octavia cars in Cardiff, Wales For further uses of the word truck, see Truck (disambiguation). ... A KFC franchise in Kuwait. ...


Dillon is home to the United States's 2nd largest Yarn producing factory. Formerly Dillon Yarn, in early 2007 the factory was sold by Titan Industries to yarn powerhouse Unifi. Titan Industries is worlds sixth largest wrist watch manufacturer and Indias leading producer of watches under the Titan and Sonata brand names. ...


In 2001, Harbor Freight Tools, a California-based tool retailer, built a large distribution center near Dillon, bringing many much-needed jobs to the city. This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...


Interstate 95 and South Carolina Highway 9 intersect at Exit 193, with Highway 9 passing through the heart of downtown and becoming part of Main Street for a few miles. Exit 193 is the Exit most used by travelers to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a popular vacation spot.


Exit 190, Dillon's second and more-used I-95 exit, was recently named after the Honorable William James "Bill" McLeod, Sr., a WWII veteran, former state Representative, and retired Family Court judge.


Dillon also is home to Twin Lakes Country Club. The overpass overlooking the golf course and the once famous rail line is named after William Bledsoe (W.B.) Hawkins, a former State Representative, WWII veteran, and respected attorney.


Dillon High School has about 1000 students. Its mascot is the Dillon Wildcat, and its colors are black and gold. Football is the most popular sport; in the early 1990s the Wildcats' performance was lackluster at best, but the arrival of former assistant sixth grade PE coach Jackie Hayes, in 1992, launched a football juggernaut.


Current (as of 2007) chair of the Federal Reserve Board Ben Bernanke is a graduate of Dillon High School. The Federal Reserve System is headquartered in the Eccles Building on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. The Federal Reserve System (also the Federal Reserve; informally The Fed) is the central bank of the United States. ... Ben Shalom Bernanke[1] (born December 13, 1953) (pronounced ber-NAN-kee, bər-nan-kē or ), is an American economist and current Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve. ...


A recent humor/novelty book named Dillon as one of the worst places in the U.S. to live. However, the book is referring solely to South of the Border, a local roadside tourist attraction, which is actually located in Hamer, South Carolina, a few miles north of Dillon. U.S. South of the Borders Sombrero Tower is one of its trademark attractions South of the Border is a rest stop and roadside attraction on Interstate 95 and US 301 near Dillon, South Carolina, so named because it is south of the border with North Carolina. ...


Dillon was chosen as the site for a new Super Wal-Mart near I-95. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 6,316 people, 2,511 households, and 1,649 families residing in the city. The population density was 505.9/km² (1,310.2/mi²). There were 2,837 housing units at an average density of 227.3/km² (588.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 53.70% White, 43.40% African American, 1.35% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,511 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 22.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.12. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 80.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $25,267, and the median income for a family was $34,758. Males had a median income of $26,897 versus $19,031 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,075. About 20.0% of families and 26.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.2% of those under age 18 and 26.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

The city is run by an elected Mayor-council government system. Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ...


Mayor

Todd Davis


Council Members

James Willis Washington, Randolph Stephen Gurly, Kenneth H. Stephens , John R. Braddy, Douglas Jackson, Phil Wallace.


Notable Figures from Dillon

  • Derryk Sellers -- South Jersey Hall of fame football coach
  • LTG Jack C. Stultz -- Chief, Army Reserve; Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command

Kevin Steele (born in Dillon, South Carolina ), is the Linebacker Coach and Executive Head football coach at Florida State University, where he has been since 2003. ... A defensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at other levels of American football) who is in charge of the defense. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... Johnny Chavis (born October 16, 1956 in Dillon, SC ), is the Defensive Coordinator, Linebacker Coach and Associate Head football coach at the University of Tennessee, where he has been since 1989. ... A defensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at other levels of American football) who is in charge of the defense. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. ... Ben Shalom Bernanke[1] (born December 13, 1953) (pronounced ber-NAN-kee, bÉ™r-nan-kÄ“ or ), is an American economist and current Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve. ... The Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve is the head of the central bank of the United States and one of the more important decision-makers in American economic policies. ... The Fed redirects here. ... Carey Lloyd (July 4, 1933-November 13, 1993), also known by his ringname Rufus R. Freight Train Jones, was an American professional wrestler who competed in the Central States and Mid-Atlantic regional promotions as well as the American Wrestling Association and the National Wrestling Alliance during the 1970s and... ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Derrick T. Hamilton (Born:November 30, 1981) is an National Football League wide receiver for the San Fransisco 49ers NFL franchise. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. ... The term All-American has two uses: It can be used as a reference to an athlete selected as a member of an All_America team, as in Eddie George was named an All-American football player by both wire services in 1995. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ...

Attractions

South of the Borders large neon welcome sign. ...

External links

Coordinates: 34.417765° N 79.367975° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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