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Encyclopedia > Kingstree, South Carolina
Williamsburg County Courthouse, Designed by Robert Mills Kingstree, South Carolina
Williamsburg County Courthouse, Designed by Robert Mills
Kingstree, South Carolina

Kingstree is a town located in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 3,496. It is the county seat of Williamsburg CountyGR6. Williamsburg County Courthouse, designed by Robert Mills, Kingstree, South Carolina Image copyleft: Image taken by me, released under GFDL Pollinator 03:58, Jun 18, 2004 (UTC) ( ) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Robert Mills (1781 - 1855) is sometimes called the first native born American to become a professional architect; Charles Bulfinch perhaps has a clearer claim to this honor. ... Location in the state of South Carolina Formed 1871 Seat Kingstree Area  - Total  - Water 2,427 km² (937 mi²) 8 km² (3 mi²) 0. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Location in the state of South Carolina Formed 1871 Seat Kingstree Area  - Total  - Water 2,427 km² (937 mi²) 8 km² (3 mi²) 0. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


The original town was laid out as Williamsburg by the Lords Proprieters in colonial time. But a lone, unusually large white pine was found along the Black River, far to the south of the species' normal range. Since tall white pines were ideal for use as masts for ships, the king claimed it, and the king's broad arrow mark was put upon this tree to prevent anyone else from cutting it. It was never cut. Over time, the county kept the name Williamsburg, but the county seat became known as The King's Tree, giving rise to its modern name. The Carolina Colony grants of 1663 and 1665 The Province of Carolina from 1663 to 1729, was a North American British colony. ... Binomial name Pinus strobus L. Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) is a large pine native to eastern North America, occurring from Newfoundland west to Minnesota and southeasternmost Manitoba, and south along the Appalachian Mountains to the extreme north of Georgia. ... The Black River originates at the conjunction of several minor swamps just to the south of the city of Bishopville, South Carolina, flowing southeasterly on the coastal plain of South Carolina to empty into the Pee Dee River north of Georgetown, South Carolina. ... The broad arrow was an arrowhead design that marked British government property, or the clothing of convicts, notably transportees to British penal colonies such as Australia. ...


Nobel Prize winner Joseph L. Goldstein is a native son of Kingstree. It is also the birthplace of underground writer/cartoonist John Linton Roberson. The Nobel Peace Prize Medal featuring a portrait of Alfred Nobel The Nobel Peace Prize is one of five Nobel Prizes bequested by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ... Joseph L. Goldstein (b. ... John Linton Roberson John Linton Roberson (born in Kingstree, South Carolina, January 22, 1969), also known as JLRoberson, is a cartoonist and writer currently based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


Geography

Location of Kingstree, South Carolina

Kingstree is located at 33°40'16" North, 79°49'43" West (33.671243, -79.828635)GR1. Image File history File links SCMap-doton-Kingstree. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Black River, Kingstree, South Carolina
Black River, Kingstree, South Carolina

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.2 km² (3.2 mi²). 8.1 km² (3.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.63% water. Black River at Kingstree. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5280 feet, 1760 yards, 1 609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 3,496 people, 1,448 households, and 876 families residing in the town. The population density is 429.9/km² (1,114.7/mi²). There are 1,618 housing units at an average density of 199.0/km² (515.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 33.95% White, 64.65% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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. ... 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. ...


There are 1,448 households out of which 30.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.5% are married couples living together, 26.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% are non-families. 36.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 18.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.29 and the average family size is 3.03. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 78.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 70.6 males.

Main Street, Kingstree, South Carolina
Main Street, Kingstree, South Carolina

The median income for a household in the town is $21,022, and the median income for a family is $31,250. Males have a median income of $31,993 versus $19,800 for females. The per capita income for the town is $17,694. 38.0% of the population and 27.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 54.3% of those under the age of 18 and 22.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. Main Street, Kingstree, South Carolina Image copyleft: Image taken by me, released under GFDL Pollinator 03:57, Jun 18, 2004 (UTC) ( ) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Kingstree, South Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (536 words)
The original town was laid out as Williamsburg by the Lords Proprieters in colonial time.
But a lone, unusually large white pine was found along the Black River, far to the south of the species' normal range.
Since tall white pines were ideal for use as masts for ships, the king claimed it, and the king's broad arrow mark was put upon this tree to prevent anyone else from cutting it.
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