Yemassee is a small town rich in local history. In the seventeenth century the Yemassee Indian tribe was the most extensive and powerful. during the Revolutionary War General George Washington came through and spent the night in Pocataligo. Sherman's army came through the area on his infamous march to the ocean from Atlanta, Georgia. You can still see the blood stains on the Presbyterian Church floor. The only church left standing. Somerset Maugham wrote the Razor's Edge in a house located in this area. Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous architect designed Auldbrass Plantation located in the area as well. The railroad depot in Yemassee was used from 1914 until 1964 as the "Gateway to Parris Island" from World War I through the Vietnam War. The barracks are still there!