Marlboro County was created in 1785 as a part of Cheraws District,
and the county seat is Bennettsville. Welsh
Baptists from Delaware settled in an area of the county known as Welsh Neck
around 1737, and they were later joined by English and Scotch-Irish
settlers. Cotton growing made this a wealthy part of the state prior to
the Civil War. The town of Blenheim was also known for its mineral
springs. General Sherman's troops passed through the county in 1865,
briefly occupying the town of Bennettsville. Some famous Marlboro County
natives are United States Congressman and diplomat Robert Blair Campbell
(1791-1862), United States and Confederate Congressman John McQueen
(1804-1867), and children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman.
-- Courtesy of South Carolina State Library, 1996
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