Web site of Samuel Lucas McMillan
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar representing the Rotary Club of Mullins and Rotary District 7770 of South Carolina, USA

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Mullins, South Carolina

Mullins is found in Marion County, located in the northeastern corner of South Carolina—in the area of the state known as the Pee Dee, after the rivers that run through it.

The City of Mullins was populated in the 1840s when the Mullins Train Depot was built, however the city was not chartered until 1872.  

Today, the population of Mullins is 5,029.  Building on its farming heritage as South Carolina's largest tobacco market, Mullins hosts the Golden Leaf Festival during the fourth weekend of September each year.  In 1998, the South Carolina Tobacco Museum opened.

The Mullins Depot, circa 1847

artwork of the Mullins DepotThe Mullins Train Depot was built in 1847 and now houses offices for the Mullins Chamber of Commerce and SC Tobacco Museum.  The Depot is also home to a farmers market during selected Saturdays during the year.  The Tobacco Museum has recently been featured in several publications including South Carolina Living, The State newspaper, and other travel guides.  Visitors from the United States and Europe have toured the museum---the only one of its kind in South Carolina.

For more information about tobacco and farming in the history of Mullins, click here.

a Wine Street home, once owned by tobacconist W.H. DanielThe City of Mullins was named for Col. William S. Mullins, a state lawmaker who worked to bring the railroad to Mullins. Major industries include textiles and automotive parts plants, agriculture-related businesses, and lumber industries.

The downtown historic district includes several homes on Wine Street, once home to many tobacconists.  Old Brick Warehouse, built in the 1890s, and some downtown churches also make up the historic district.

artwork of a tobacco wreath The Anderson Project will renovate five downtown stores to house an education center and apartments. Hopefully, new industries will be found to replace the old textile mills.

Pictured on the left is a Christmas card designed for SC House of Representatives member Jim Battle in 1997.  It depicts tobacco leaves as a Christmas wreath, a symbol of the Mullins agricultural heritage.  The Golden Leaf Festival logo is pictured on the right.

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