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One theory behind the name Due West
Due West? Do What? Where’d that name come from?
Well to story behind the town Due West, SC’s name is still a mystery today that possibly begins back around 1750 with a colonial era landmark about 5 or 6 miles northwest of the present day town.
The locals at that time referred to that area as Dewises Corner where the Indians and the Whites met to decide upon a boundary line in 1766.
Now, Dewises Corner may have been derived from a man who worked with the Indians named David Dowey. Well if Dowey is pronounced Do-wey, especially with a thick and raw Irish accent, one could surmise a translation and eventual evolution to one or more of the following; Dewes, Dewises, Dewett, DeWitt, Due West, etc.
Well so you may ask, when did the town move? Well it didn’t. There is no proof that a town, trading post, etc ever existed at Dewises Corner. Dewises, or DeWitt’s Corner, was nothing more than a place where the old wagon road crossed a creek called Corner Creek into Indian Territory.
Well eventually the Scotch-Irish started a congregation in the area where the town now is. The church was referred to as the congregation at Due West Corner. Later as the town developed around the church a charter for the town was given and the name Due West settled upon in 1857.
BUT, this is only 1 of many theories! For more details, may I suggest reading, “A Place Called Due West The Home of Erskine College” by Lowry Ware?
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