Round O, South Carolina
Round O (formerly also called Round) is an unincorporated community in Colleton County, South Carolina, United States. The population of Round O is 2,136 people. Its elevation is 36 feet (11 m). It is located near the intersection of Cottageville Highway (US 17 Alt.) and Round O Road.
According to tradition, the community received its name from a local Native American whose name was too long to pronounce, hence the name Round O, and painted his torso with a circular design.
On J. G. W. De Brahm's 1757 "Map of South Carolina and a Part of Georgia," a round geographical feature labeled "Round O Savannah" is clearly visible west of the Edisto River in St. Bartholomew's Parish.
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- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Round O, South Carolina
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- De Brahm, John Gerar William. "A map of South Carolina and a Part of Georgia" (Map). "A Map of South Carolina and a Part of Georgia" (London : Thomas Jefferys, 1757). Retrieved June 15, 2018.