This 4 volume set on the history of the Town of Dorchester in the county of Dorchester, SC, was donated to Dorchester County Library in 2000 by James A. Way, the author. Mr. Way wanted to document the history of the town and the families who settled in the area and who continue to live here. Mr. Way conceived the project to engage residents of all races to interact and get to know one another as they shared a common goal of documenting the history of their community. He interviewed residents of the Town of Dorchester over a four year period. The pictures included in the set are primarily from Mr. Way’s personal collection of photographs but do include pictures owned by the individuals interviewed as well.