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Canadys is located in Colleton County north of Walterboro between Colleton State Park and Givhans Ferry State Park along Highway 61. Located at the crossroads of highways 16 and 61, just off I-95, this community was originally settled by and named after Daniel Schieder Canaday (1818-1898) and his wife Eliza Jane (d. 1906). After the deaths of the Canadays the estate was sold and sometime there after an "a" was dropped at the community became known as Canadys.

Around 1924, a railroad was laid for moving out timber and the town developed. A school was built, several stores, and the town got its first postmaster, J. Dowling Langdale. Unfortunately, progress has not been particularly kind to Canadys. The school was consolidated with Walterboro, the rail road is no more, and Mrs. Uldean K. Smoak, the town's postmistress, runs a one woman operation.

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