The Gullah Geechee People in Conway

The Gullah Geechee, descendants of enslaved peoples who came originally from West African rice cultures to work the rice plantations along the coast of South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, came to Conway primarily after the fall of the rice industry at the end of the Civil War. The Gullah Geechee People came to Conway and found work in a plethora of industries, establishing a rich and diverse cultural heritage here in Conway.

As early as 1860, Conwayborough had a population of 273 whites and 203 blacks.

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To get to the next stop:

Look to your right a little. By the entrance to the wooden Riverwalk, on the left side, you should see the next Historic Tour Stop behind some short bushes.


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