Reevesville, South Carolina
Location of Reevesville, South Carolina
Location of Reevesville, South Carolina
Coordinates: 33°12′15″N 80°38′50″W / 33.20417°N 80.64722°W / 33.20417; -80.64722
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
 • MayorPaul Wimberly
 • Total1.63 sq mi (4.22 km2)
 • Land1.61 sq mi (4.17 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
108 ft (33 m)
 • Total201
 • Density124.92/sq mi (48.24/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)843, 854
FIPS code45-59380[3]
GNIS feature ID1250333[4]

Reevesville is a town in Dorchester County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 196 at the 2010 census. As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only, Reevesville is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area.


Reevesville is located at 33°12′15″N 80°38′50″W / 33.20417°N 80.64722°W / 33.20417; -80.64722 (33.204144, -80.647228).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (1.23%) is water.


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L. Pressley Reeves, South Carolina's first game warden.

Reevesville is a predominantly agrarian community located between the banks of Cattle Creek and Polk Swamp near the Edisto River in Upper Dorchester County. The town’s name originates from its time as a once bustling railroad community known as “Reeves Station”. South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company built a railroad through the area in 1832 and shortly after, became known as “Reeves Station” for local farmer, David D. Reeves. Reeves hailed from one of the area’s original settling families and supplied wood as a source of fuel to the first locomotives to pass through the area. The Reeves name is associated with the area as early as 1825 as seen on Robert Mills Atlas Map.

In 1904, an African-American man called General Lee was lynched by a mob after he knocked on a white woman's door.[6]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 207 people, 90 households, and 62 families residing in the town. The population density was 129.0 inhabitants per square mile (49.8/km2). There were 114 housing units at an average density of 71.1 per square mile (27.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 77.78% White, 21.74% African American, and 0.48% from two or more races.

There were 90 households, out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 19.3% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 31.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,667, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $30,357 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,555. About 8.8% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 14.5% of those 65 or over.


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror: Second Edition: Report Summary (PDF). Montgomery, Alabama: Equal Justice Initiative. 2015. p. 15. General Lee, a black man, was lynched by a white mob in 1904 for merely knocking on the door of a white woman's house in Reevesville, South Carolina.