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Nesmith is a hamlet in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. It was a station on the Seaboard Air Line Railroad (now CSX Transportation) line which was built about 1912. Today it consists of a post office, fire station, and a country store, serving a large rural area which depends on agriculture and logging. Black Mingo Creek flows alongside the hamlet. The hamlet was named after the Nesmith family. According to local historian William Boddie the family tradition is that the name was derived from an event that happened to the progenitor of the clan back in medieval times, when the soldier was trying to repair his own armour after a battle. His superior officer remarked, "He's a brave soldier, but he's nae smith."