Dillon, South Carolina Homes for Sale

Dillon, NC
Dillon, South Carolina
You`ve seen the signs if you`ve ever driven the Carolina stretch of I-95. Pedro welcomes you to South of the Border and Dillon, South Carolina. It is, perhaps, one of the tackiest attractions you`ll ever see, consisting of stores that sell a variety of Pedroland knick-knacks and rides, including the tower ride which rewards you with a panoramic view of the area.

Dillon`s been around longer than Pedro and his establishment. Like so many towns in the Carolinas, the railroad helped Dillon to prosper in the latter part of the 19th century. The Dillon County Courthouse is a product of that boom time and remains in use today. Surrounded by rich farm land, Dillon`s wealth also came from the many tobacco and cotton farms in the area. Although cotton is no longer king and tobacco has lost favor with many, the town continues to be well-maintained.

"Another major employer in the area is the California-based Harbor Freight Tools, which opened in 2001, providing many jobs."

Dillon now claims ownership of the second-largest yam production plant in the United States. In 2007, the yam plant, along with some textile interests, was sold to an outside company, but continued production. When the new parent company decided to close the factory, the Dillon Yam Corporation bought the company back.

Another major employer in the area is the California-based Harbor Freight Tools, which opened in 2001, providing many jobs. Aside from South of the Border, Dillon offers a few attractions, such as the Little PeeDee State Park, which includes a lake, picnic area and hiking paths. Nearby in Latta is Abingdon Manor, a bed and breakfast inn, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

It may seem as though Dillon is a quiet little town and it is. There`s nothing wrong with that as long as there is a rocking chair on the porch.

Dillon, NC Homes

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