Downtown has become
a row of empty units
longer than 2-generations
come and gone
into a memory chip
Downtown's emptiness where Lyerly's Dry Goods once stood, the local 5 & 10 that sold delicious chocolate covered peanuts, the local A&P Grocery Store and a restaurant with a long white counter that used to make great shakes and burgers that my grandparents and parents never entered because of Jim Crow my generation forgot about...
Johnsonville's main Water Tower has stood for more than 60 years in the center of town on East Broadway Street. It is the second tallest man-made structure in town after a TV-Cable-Cell Phone Tower on the outskirts of City Limit just south of Hickory Hill.
Driving East on South Carolina Highway 41 at Johnsonville's "Welcome Sign" is 74.9 miles (120.9 km) to Charleston on the coast.
There is no longer train service in and out of Johnsonville where freight trains still run daily along CSX-owned rails over Lynches River at Odell Venters Landing into the City of Johnsonville, the south eastern most city in Florence county and some 36 miles (58 km) from City of Florence, the county government seat.