As a recent article in the Charleston City Paper points out, “It’s not every day that a whole town gets added to a national historic network, but that’s what happened Tuesday for Lincolnville, a town of about 2,500 people on the edge of Charleston County near Summerville.” To see the City Paper article CLICK HERE.
According to The Reconstruction Era, a blog by attorney Patrick Young, “Lincolnville, South Carolina was created by African Americans in 1867, just two years after the Civil War, as a place where Black families could live in freedom. According to the National Park Service, Lincolnville was “founded in 1867 by seven African American men who purchased 620 acres to create a community of homes, churches, and schools for African American people.” The new residents were primarily Gullah Geechie people who moved from the Sea Islands after slavery ended.”
The National Reconstruction Network is managed by the National Park Service. CLICK HERE to learn more.