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Graham Buxton

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Re: Ship's Chow Hall is now The Hot Spot Diner
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2020, 10:51:45 AM »
Bethune, a 347 inhabitant town located in the Kershaw County South Virginia shares the name with my hometown located in northern France. I wish I could find the reason why.
I am guessing you are referring to the Bethune in South Carolina. :)
Wikipedia says the town was named after a local landowner named Daniel Murdock Bethune.

A couple of references:
https://www.sciway.net/city/bethune.html
https://www.scpictureproject.org/kershaw-county/bethune-presbyterian-church.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethune,_South_Carolina
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Bethune was originally called Lynchwood, and a post office was established there in 1828. However, when the railroad came 8) to Lynchwood, the right-of-way passed though the property of Daniel Murdock Bethune and when the town was chartered in 1900, its name was changed from Lynchwood to Bethune.
https://www.sciway.net/city/bethune.html




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Re: Ship's Chow Hall is now The Hot Spot Diner
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2020, 11:49:55 AM »
Graham, thank you so much for  your very interesting links .