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Indiantown, South Carolina
Indiantown Presbyterian Church
Indiantown Presbyterian Church
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Williamsburg
Elevation
30 ft (9 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29554
Area code(s) 843, 854
GNIS feature ID 1246122

Indiantown is an unincorporated community in rural Williamsburg County, South Carolina, United States. Prior to the arrival of Europeans to North America, it was the site of a historic Chickasaw village and the area was a favored hunting and fishing ground. Within the community is the modern headquarters of the eastern Chickasaw. Known as the Chaloklowa Chickasaw, the people were officially recognized as a group by the State of South Carolina in 2005.

Early Scots-Irish immigrants developed a settlement around the Indiantown Presbyterian Church (founded 1757), and some of the Chickasaw were converted to Christianity. During the American Revolution, the church was burned by the British Lieutenant-Colonel Banastre Tarleton. His act resulted in the citizens giving greater support to his opponent, the Continental General Francis Marion.

Banastre-Tarleton-by-Joshua-Reynolds
"Lieutenant-Colonel Banastre Tarleton" by Sir Joshua Reynolds

The Indiantown Church is still the center of the Community. A number of Revolutionary soldiers are buried in its church yard. The church purchased the buildings and grounds of the closed Indiantown School, which have been used for athletic and cultural events in the community. It operates a day care center as well.

The community no longer has a post office and is mostly within the address of Hemingway, South Carolina.

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