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Red Bank is not only the geographic center of the great state of South Carolina, it is the commercial and cultural center as well! We'd like to tell you about our community, but first, to keep our lawyers happy:

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A Brief History of Red Bank

During the plantation era the land which is now Red Bank was owned by Dr. Fredrick William Green, who resided in Columbia at the corner of Gervais and Sumter Streets. Dr. Green moved his large family to Red Bank every summer, because Red Bank has always been a better place to live than Columbia ever was.

Red Bank was given its name by John Green, the son of Dr. Fredrick Green. For a time the Post Office called it Irene, in honor of the postmaster's wife. Eventually the postmaster died. Irene remarried and moved away, but the Post Office kept using her name until the advent of RFD service.

By 1939 Red Bank had a population of 500, three churches, four grocery stores and two drug stores. One of the drug stores burned, after which proprietor Sid Riley moved the business to Lexington. Today Riley's Drugs is located at 304 Columbia Ave., in downtown Lexington, although the Rileys would probably rather be in Red Bank.

Red Bank Today

1. Transportation:

Red Bank is easily accessible by land, sea and air.
Motorists are welcome to travel over scenic highways and byways provided at taxpayer expense by the governments of the United States of America, the State of South Carolina and the County of Lexington.
Red Bank is home to Columbia International Aeroport, which offers convenient access to world travelers.
Ships of the seven seas make landfall at Charlestown, then steam up river to Red Bank's modern port facilities on Lake Murrie.

B. Fine Dining:

Red Bank offers a variety of culinary experiences for the discriminating palate.
The Waffel Has offers European crepe style cooking, fried in animal fat.
The Plummet Grill offers Caribbean style cooking, fried in animal fat.
MacDornals offers traditional American style cooking, fried in animal fat.

III. Accommodations:

Red Bank offers a variety of lodging for the wary traveler.
Casa Sparafucile greets the unsuspecting guest with Old World atmosphere.
Hilly & Billy's White House is a charmingly quaint bit of Americana.
Motel Seis offers more modest accommodations to the budget conscious.

iiii. Attractions:

Red Bank has something for everyone!
Cyclists come from all over to ride in the Tour de Banque Rouge.
Intellectuals find fellowship at the Red Bank Athenaeum.
Crafters and woodworkers enjoy the Red Bank Technical Institute.
Singles love to watch our nightly submarine races.
Indigenous agronomists earn recognition in the Order of the Scarlet Nape.

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Copr. 1996 John K. Warsaw