Dillon County, South Carolina was founded in 1910, carved from Marion County, and named for James W. Dillon (1826-1913), an Irishman who settled there, prospered and headed a local movement to bring in the railroad which resulted in construction of the Wilson Short Cut Railroad (later part of the Atlantic Coastline RR). The county seat was also named for him.
Swamps and rivers kept this section of the Pee Dee isolated for many years, but the construction of a railroad in the nineteenth century brought increased development. The residents primarily engaged in cotton and tobacco farming and in timber harvesting.
McLeod Health of Dillon
McLeod Health Dillon stands as a proud member of the McLeod Health system that stretches from the Midlands to the Coast of South Carolina. McLeod Health Dillon continues its tradition of bringing health care to Dillon and the bordering counties of South and North Carolina with a valuable complement of inpatient and outpatient services. McLeod Health Dillon has 79 acute care beds, cardiac, women’s, surgical, orthopedic and other services.
In addition to fiscal stability, McLeod Health brings to our hospital its nationally recognized processes and efforts to ensure patient safety and improve the quality of care.
SC Highway Patrol
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) includes the Highway Patrol, State Transport Police, Bureau of Protective Services, Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs, Immigration Enforcement Unit and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame.
SCDPS has approximately 1,300 employees serving across the state, providing a wide range of public safety services focused on making South Carolina a safer place to live, work and raise a family.
SCDOT is now positioned to be able to make dramatic improvements in the condition and performance of the existing road and bridge network over the next ten years. We are working to ensure that these funds are put to good use and a sound return on the investment is provided to our citizens.
Dillon Animal Hospital
Dillon Animal Hospital is proud to serve the Dillon SC area for everything pet related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by our licensed, experienced Dillon veterinarians.
Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Dillon Animal Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.