According to a little pamphlet I purchased, natives (Cherokee, I think, but the pamphlet isn't clear) ceded what is now Due West in 1777 along with what's known as Anderson, Oconee, Pickens, and Greenville counties. The origin of the city's name is unclear, but the pamphlet makes reference to Dewiss Corner, Dewises Corner, Duet's and more. However, the pamphlet also states that in 1790, the pastor of the original ARP church is the first recorded person to have used "Due West".
Now a quiet, charming town with a couple of large, Victorian homes and one main street, Due West is home to Erskine College and Seminary. It's summertime, so the students are gone and the town is incredibly quiet. I've posted a few photos of the campus, and one of downtown.
As always, all photos are copyright material.