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The South Carolina Tobacco Museum in May 2004 was designated as The Official Tobacco Museum of South Carolina by a resolution passed by the General Assembly.
City of Mullins sprang from the growing, harvesting and selling of tobacco beginning in 1894. Proving that tobacco and farm life was the life-blood of the community, Mullins grew to become the largest tobacco market in South Carolina at one time. The Museum, which opened in August 1998, focuses on the growing of tobacco and rural farm life prior to 1950.
The South Carolina Tobacco Museum is located in the historic train depot in downtown Mullins at the intersection of N.E. Front and Main streets. Mullins is in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina. From I-95, take Hwy. 76 East into Mullins. From Myrtle Beach, take Hwy. 501 inland and then exit right onto Hwy. 41 North. There are ample parking spaces for vehicles, handicapped and tour buses.
The law designating the South Carolina Tobacco Museum as the official South Carolina state tobacco museum is found in the South Carolina Code of Laws, Title 1, Chapter 1, Article 9, Section 1-1-694.
Title 1 - Administration of the Government
CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 9. STATE EMBLEMS, PLEDGE TO STATE FLAG, OFFICIAL OBSERVANCES
SECTION 1-1-694. Official State Tobacco Museum.
(A) The South Carolina Tobacco Museum is the official tobacco museum of the State of South Carolina. The designation of the South Carolina Tobacco Museum as the official tobacco museum of the State is an honorary designation and does not bind the State in any way.
(B) The official designation does not create a new state agency or educational institution or qualify the South Carolina Tobacco Museum for state funds.
(C) The official designation does not confer any liability upon the State.
(D) The official designation does not sanction by the State any activity, philosophy, or course of action conducted, published, or undertaken by the South Carolina Tobacco Museum.
HISTORY: 2004 Act No. 222, Section 1, eff April 29, 2004.