According to official listings, there is only one location in the entire United States that has the name Kingstree. No city or town in our country is called Kingstree except the one in South Carolina.
Kingstree is the small town where the Shrine of Our Lady of South Carolina, Our Lady of Joyful Hope is located. How Kingstree got its name is providential.
The common story has it that, in 1730, the governor wanted townships to be established in the interior of the state. Explorers went up the major rivers to examine the terrain. When the explorer on the Black River came to this area, he saw something unusual. On a bluff, overlooking the river, was a great northern white pine tree. By...READ MORE