Welcome to the City of Bishopville, South Carolina, “the garden spot of the Carolinas.”
Located in Lee County, in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, the 3,471 residents of
the City of Bishopville enjoy small-town living with quick and easy access to the larger
cities of Florence, Sumter, Camden, and Columbia.
Lee County was named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee (1807-1870). The county was formed in 1902 from parts of Darlington, Kershaw, and Sumter counties. A Revolutionary War skirmish took place in 1781 at Ratcliff’s Bridge, and during the Civil War Confederate and Union troops skirmished at Mount Elon and Spring Hill in 1865. Cotton farming has long been associated with this area.
Our mission is to promote & improve the business environment, stimulate the local economy and produce a cooperative effort to enhance the quality of life in Lee County for all citizens.
Our district staff, school board members and community members place a high value on the education of our students. Parents, teachers, staff and volunteers are vital to our success. We will continue to collaborate and work diligently to ensure that our students achieve and are college and career ready.
Lee Academy is a fully accredited K3-12th grade independent school. Our curriculum provides a strong academic foundation and is geared to prepare students for future academic success. Come visit us today.
Pee Dee Math, Science, and Technology Academy is a public charter school in its third Year served grades Kindergarten through Grade Six. Pee Dee Math, Science, and Technology Academy is unique within the charter district because it is the only rural charter school in the Pee Dee Area of South Carolina.
The South Carolina Cotton Museum showcases the humble plant that drove the advancement of agriculture, transportation, textiles and many other technologies.
The Lee County Veterans Museum, located next door, has exhibits that trace the history of American conflicts with artifacts and military memorabilia provided by Lee County veterans and families.
Visitors to the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden experience a place that is alternately beautiful, whimsical, educational, and inspiring. Pearl’s garden contains over 300 individual plants and few are spared from his skilled trimming. His extraordinary topiary is complemented by his “junk art” sculptures placed throughout the garden. Pearl’s garden is a living testament to one man’s firm belief in the results of positive thinking, hard work, and perseverance, and his dedication to spreading a message of “love, peace and goodwill.”