2007-11-09 / Travel
Pineville, a historic refuge
Part 33: Lawson's Pond Plantation then
In 1700, John Lawson, surveyor- general for North Carolina, traveled from Charleston up the Santee and Congaree Rivers, across to the Waxhaws (York County now), and eventually to Pamplico Sound - a journey of 1,000 miles that took him over two years. His report of 1711 includes detailed descriptions of Indians, settlers, animals, and plants he saw.