Walterboro, South Carolina

During the summer of 1784, owners of large rice plantations in what is now Colleton County, South Carolina, began searching for a better location for their summer homes. They chose the most ideal spot in the area and named it Hickory Valley. This small summer retreat grew and eventually took the name of two of its original settlers, Paul and Jacob Walters. In 1817, the City of Walterboro became the county seat and was officially incorporated in 1826.

Saint Jude's Episcopal Church One of the major factors contributing to Walterboro's growth and development is the close proximity to the cities of Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, Ga., which provided the planters with easy access to world trade markets. This excellent location serves Walterboro equally well today. Situated in the southeastern portion of the state of South Carolina, Walterboro is a major stop on Interstate 95, the most important north-south corridor in the eastern United States. Interstate 26, which connects Charleston and Asheville, N.C., is only 32 miles away, and these two interstate highways allow convenient access to the entire Southeast.
Mapquest provides easy directions from Charleston to Walterboro. It is really pretty simple but Russ likes maps. :)
For those staying in Walterboro, we have put together a list of some things you may be interested in checking out while you are here.
Places to Eat
Cracker Barrell The local Cracker Barrell is located just off I-95, near all of the local motels.
Dairyland For a quick double cheeseburger basket and a soft serve ice cream cone, this drive-up is a local favorite.
Dimitrios' House of Pizza The gyro is my favorite but Mother thinks the Greek salad is the best. If you try this place, please let us know your favorite.
Grill' & Chillin' One of Daddy's favorite places for dinner, they have a large menu with a little bit of everything and a full bar.
Things to See
Colleton Museum Housed in the third jail in the county's history, the museum is open from 10AM until 5PM.
South Carolina Artisans Center This is a fun place to browse. The Artisans Center is state’s official folk art and craft center. All work is handmade and all artists live and work in South Carolina.