This Jasper County fishing pier is a Lowcountry favorite — and it has Civil War roots

The Knowles Island Public Fishing Pier is now a popular spot for anglers in Jasper County, South Carolina. But it used to be part of the Charleston and Savannah Railway — and a key part of Jasper Co.'s role in the Civil War.
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The Knowles Island Public Fishing Pier is now a popular spot for anglers in Jasper County, South Carolina. But it used to be part of the Charleston and Savannah Railway — and a key part of Jasper Co.'s role in the Civil War.

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