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A Rich and Diverse History

A community set by the river among beautiful trees, flowering plants, incredible animal species and earths most vital resource; flowing water. The Broad River District is one of the most beautiful places in Columbia worthy of continued conservation. Learn more about the history of South Carolinas back country and how the Dutch Fork was established. 

Historical References

the BRBA does not own the rights to any of the content listed here or is in the public domain and listed for historical significance only. Copies of these works can be found at the SC Archives. 

The Dutch Fork

"The Dutch Fork" by O.B. Mayer Edited with an Introduction by James E. Kibler and Notes and Appendices by Brent H. Holcomb and James E. Kibler. Dutch Fork Press 1982

Orlando Benedict Mayer (1818-1892) published "The Dutch Fork" in his local village newspaper, the Newberry, South Carolina Herald News, in the last four months of his life. It appears as a preface and eleven serial installments. Download here

Early Settlers in the Carolina Dutch Fork

Wofford College; Early Settlers in the Carolina Dutch Fork, 1744-1760, Elmer B. Hallman. A thesis submitted to Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, in partial fulfillment of the Master of Arts degree in history. Circa 1944. 

Near the center of South Carolina, pointing like an arrow head towards the city of Columbia on the ancient beach of the geological part, is the confluence of two branches of the Congaree River, the Broad and Saluda, the land between stretching on up to the Blue Ridge mountains.  Download here

Irmo and the Dutch Fork Legacy

Irmo and the Dutch Fork Legacy, "A Centennial Celebration." Gene Able, Editor and Chief Writer. Published by the Independent News for The Irmo Centennial Commission, December 1990. 

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Richland County Historical Resources: Download here

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