|Mullins, South Carolina
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.
of Mullins was populated in the 1840s when the Mullins Train
Depot was built, however the city was not chartered until
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
The 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.
more information about tobacco and farming in the history of
Mullins, click here.
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.
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.
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