City of Johnsonville celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2013.
During the annual Heritage Festival on May 18th, the City
unveiled a statue of General Francis Marion at Venter's Landing.
Formerly known as Witherspoon's Ferry, this is the exact location
where Marion took command of the Williamsburg Militia during the
statue is a premier and impressive work of art, designed by award
winning sculptor Alex Palkovich. The landing is located off
of Highway 41 just north of the City of Johnsonville.
City of Johnsonville provides many services to their residents inside
and outside the city limits including water services, sewer
services, as well as trash pickup...
Our City's Government:
City of Johnsonville operates under a Council Form of Government. The
council is made up of six member elected body as well as the Mayor. The
Regular Scheduled Meeting for the city is the first Tuesday of each
month at 6pm in council chambers...
About the City of Johnsonville:
The City of
Johnsonville is located in the lower end of Florence County less than
an hour drive from many major cities including Florence and Myrtle
Beach. The city was founded in 1913 and has a rich and interesting
heritage dating back to the early 1800's...
Johnsonville Police Department provides twenty-four hour per day
coverage and has invested approximately $100,000 in state of the art
equipment during the past three years...
Mayor Steve Dukes
Dukes serves as Mayor of the City of Johnsonville. He has served in
city government for more than 30 years. Prior to becoming mayor, he
served on council for twenty years. As mayor, Dukes serves as chairman
of council and a liaison member of each committee inside the city. A
2006 graduate of the Municipal Association, Dukes is the longest
serving elected official in the history of the city.
also involved in several other capacities throughout the community and
state. He is a member of the local library board and is also a member
of the Mayors' Institute of Local Government for the state of South
Carolina. He is also involved on the Florence County Economic
Development Board and is actively involved in promoting the historical
and natural attributes of the Johnsonville community.
of the Johnsonville area, Dukes graduated from Johnsonville High School
and then went on to graduate from The Citadel in Charleston, SC. Dukes
is employed with Santee Cooper. He and his wife, Mona, are members of
St. Paul Presbyterian Church and they have two sons, a daughter-in-law,
and a grandson.