Gumville, South Carolina
|Gumville, South Carolina|
|Elevation||40 ft (10 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Gumville is an unincorporated community in Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States. It is located approximately 2 miles west of Jamestown on U.S. Route 17 Alternate. Gumville was made famous as the birthplace of L. Mendel Rivers, the longtime Representative of the 1st congressional district. When queried about where he was born by reporters, Rivers would reply "I'm from Gumville. It's near Hell Hole Swamp. If you don't know where it is, look it up."
Gumville is located at (33.281111, -79.727778).
A road named Gumville Road runs from Gumville, at the intersection with US 17A, south for three miles to the junction with Calestown Road.
- Ravenel, Marion Rivers (1995). Rivers Delivers. Wyrick & Company. ISBN 0-941711-24-2.
- Rivers, Margaret Middleton; Margaret M.R. Eastman, L. Mendel Rivers, Jr. (2007). Mendel & Me: Life With Congressman L. Mendel Rivers. The History Press. ISBN 9781596292888.