Walterboro is the seat of Colleton County in South Carolina, USA. The city covers an area of 12.8 sq km and has a population of over 10,000.
The climate of the city is mild and does not experience the heat and humidity of the coast. The average summer temperature is 26°C, while the average winter temperature is 9°C.
Established as a rice plantation community in 1784, the area was originally named Hickory Valley. Later it was renamed as Walterboro after two brothers, Paul and Jacob Walters, who were one of the first settlers. Officially incorporated in 1826, Walterboro was used as a summer retreat by rice planters.
Walterboro has some of the best examples of nineteenth-century architecture. Many quaint houses and churches occupy the tree-lined streets which have remained unchanged since the 1940s, thereby giving visitors a feel of the old way of life.
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