Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Edgefield was a Thriving Village

New Windsor TownshipAn interesting county in South Carolina was Edgecombe. It adjoins Augusta, Georgia where some of the earliest families came to America and a number of Indian trading posts dotted the region. Also, the religious colony of New Windsor was established there beginning about 1737 and still had remnants of German Presbyterians listed on the 1790 Census. This religious colony was instigated by John Tobler of Switzerland who brought Swiss and Palatine immigrants into the region. It was located on the east bank of the Savannah River directly opposite to Augusta. Tobler, a self-taught mathematician, astronomer, musician and collector of books, owned a store on the bluff overlooking the Savannah River near the present-day site of Sand Bar Berry Bridge.

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