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Boykin, South Carolina
|• Total||7.069 sq mi (18.31 km2)|
|• Land||6.881 sq mi (17.82 km2)|
|• Water||0.188 sq mi (0.49 km2)|
|Elevation||164 ft (50 m)|
|• Density||14/sq mi (5.5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1246960|
On May 5, 1860, at least two dozen individuals drowned in the Boykin Mill Pond when a flatboat they were enjoying an incursion on sank after it struck a stump, began taking on water and those onboard panicked and moved toward one end of the boat. It tipped, dumping the more than 50 people on the flatboat into the water.
The Battle of Boykin's Mill was fought in Boykin on April 18, 1865. It marked the last battle of the American Civil War fought in South Carolina and was the site of the last Union officer killed in action during the conflict.
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