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Post Office, SC-261 Paxville South Carolina: 1990s   3 comments

Posted at 1:36 am in closing

As far as I have ever been able to tell, Paxville is simply a cluster of buildings at the intersection of SC-261 and US-15 in between Pinewood and Manning on the way to the beach.

Driving to the beach growing up, we used to marvel at the little Paxville Post Office, which was the leftmost in the small strip pictured here. The Pawleys Island Post Office (in those days) was certainly tiny, but the Paxville Post Office managed to both out-tiny and out-decrepit it, and I never saw anything anywhere else to compete either. Although we never stopped to get a closer look back in the day, my impression always was that it was an official US Post Office, and not a contract Post Office.

Finally one trip, I believe it was in the 1990s, I noticed that the place was no longer open. For a time the pictured convenience store serving the intersection had a sign up advertising a contract Post Office which I guess functioned as a replacement, but that no longer seems to be the case, and the USPS web site seems to show the nearest facility is now in Pinewood.

UPDATE 12 September 2023 -- The buildings have been razed:



Going by Streetview, this would have happened between August 2019 and September 2021.

Also adding map icon.

Written by ted on August 30th, 2012

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  1. I went to Manning a couple times earlier this year and let me just say the road and towns(Wedgefield, Pinewood, Paxville and Manning itself too) are just so tragically dumpy pretty much a road lost in the woods of nothingness.


    30 Aug 12 at 5:44 pm

  2. Have you ever been through Lone Star, SC. Now that's a creepy place.


    30 Aug 12 at 6:54 pm

  3. Lone Star probably seems creepy because all the cool buildings were moved to State Park Rd. in Santee and comprise Lone Star Barbecue And Mercantile, a very good place to eat.

    Mike L.

    1 Sep 12 at 3:10 pm

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