|Clarendon County South Carolina Cities/Towns - Manning (County Seat), Paxville, Summerton, Turbeville
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Clarendon County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. In 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that the population had reached 33,363. Its county seat is Manning.
In Clarendon County Summerton, South Carolina is the source of the landmark desegregation case Briggs v. Elliott (Court citation:347 US 483). Briggs was the first filed of the four cases combined into Brown v. Board of Education, the famous case in which the U.S. Supreme Court, in 1954, officially overturned racial segregation in U.S. public schools. The trial of George J. Stinney Jr. was conducted here in 1944. He was the youngest victim of death by electric chair in the United States.