Gumville, South Carolina

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Gumville, South Carolina
Unincorporated community
Gumville is located in South Carolina
Location within the state of South Carolina
Coordinates: 33°16′52″N 79°43′40″W / 33.28111°N 79.72778°W / 33.28111; -79.72778Coordinates: 33°16′52″N 79°43′40″W / 33.28111°N 79.72778°W / 33.28111; -79.72778
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
Elevation40 ft (10 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code29453
Area code(s)843

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."[1]

Gumville is part of the CharlestonNorth CharlestonSummerville Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Gumville is located at 33°16′52″N 79°43′40″W / 33.281111°N 79.727778°W / 33.281111; -79.727778 (33.281111, -79.727778).[2]

A road named Gumville Road runs from Gumville, at the intersection with US 17A, south for three miles to the junction with Calestown Road.


  1. ^ Rivers, p. 15
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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.