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Lugoff (c. 1899; 12.9 sq. miles; population: 6,278).

Brook Benton, native of Lugoff

Lugoff was named for Count Lugoff (Loo'goff), a Russian engineer, who helped build the Seaboard Air Line Railway in 1899.  The Count brought many Russian laborers to work on the construction, but what became of them afterwards is unknown.  Lugoff is located on US Highway 1, four miles west of Camden.  It is the home of the multimillion-dollar Invista Plant (formerly DuPont), and the birthplace of Brook Benton, best known for recording "Rainy Night in Georgia" and It's Just A Matter of Time".