Welcome to Dillon, SC
The city of Dillon, in South Carolina, Dillon County,was established in 1888 and founded in 1910, carved from Marion County, and named for James W. Dillon (1826-1913), an Irishman who settled there, prospered and headed a local movement to bring in the railroad, which resulted in construction of the Wilson Short Cut Railroad ( later part of the Atlantic Coastline RR). The county seat was also named for him. The construction of a railroad in the nineteenth century brought increased development. The residents primarily engaged in cotton and tobacco farming and timber harvesting. Although Dillon County recently celebrated its 100th year anniversary, it’s one of the youngest counties in South Carolina.
The County seat for Dillon is the city of Dillon,Famous for its No-Wait wedding chapel (thousands of folks have been married there!)
Dillon, just 30 miles north of Florence and five miles South of the NC Border, and conveniently located halfway between New York and Florida on I-95, Dillon is a convenient stop for travelers to pause and Refresh. Just a few minutes from the Columns B&B Inn A train station welcome Amtrak travelers to downtown Dillon.
The following sites and organizations attract visitors to the area for a variety of activities and events:
Dillon celebrate Main Street
Dillon Wellness Center
JW Dillon House Museum