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Eutawville in Orangeburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Santee Limestone / Limestone and Marl Formations

 
 
Santee Limestone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
1. Santee Limestone Marker
Inscription. marker Front:
Santee Limestone
Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875), noted British geologist, visited S.C. in 1842 and described its geology in his Travels in North America..., published in several editions. He named the bedrock limestone underlying this area "Santee Limestone." Lyell estimated Santee Limestone to date from the Eocene epoch, more than 40 million years ago.

Marker Reverse:
Limestone and Marl Formations
Many kinds of fossil marine animals are found embedded in Santee Limestone. This limestone, in solution, forms sinks and subsurface caves. Eutaw Springs, now flooded by Lake Marion, flowed from such channels. An impure limestone-bases clay known as "Cooper Marl" overlies Santee Limestone throughout the lowcountry. Both are primary raw materials in portland cement produced nearby.
 
Erected 2004 by the Carolina Geological Society, replacing marker erected in 1964 by the Division of State Parks, S.C. Commission of Forestry. (Marker Number 38-29.)
 
Location. 33° 24.485′ N, 80° 17.901′ W. Marker is in Eutawville, South Carolina, in Orangeburg County. Marker can be reached from Old Number Six Highway (State Highway 6 / 45
Limestone and Marl Formations Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
2. Limestone and Marl Formations Marker
) near Fredcon Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located on the site of the Eutaw Springs Battleground park, shoreline of Lake Marion. Marker is in this post office area: Eutawville SC 29048, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grave of Major Majoribanks / Northampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Eutaw Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Eutaw (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Eutaw Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Eutaw Springs (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eutaw Springs Battlefield Park (about 300 feet away); Eutawville (approx. 2.6 miles away); Berkeley County (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Eutawville.
 
Also see . . .  Sir Charles Lyell, Wikipedia entry. He was the foremost geologist of his day, and an influence on the young Charles Darwin. (Submitted on August 28, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Santee Limestone / Limestone and Marl Formations Marker, Lake Marion seen in background image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
3. Santee Limestone / Limestone and Marl Formations Marker, Lake Marion seen in background
Santee Limestone / Limestone and Marl Formations Marker along Lake Marion shoreline image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
4. Santee Limestone / Limestone and Marl Formations Marker along Lake Marion shoreline
At center, Previous Santee Limestone / Limestone and Marl Formations Marker image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, circa 1970
5. At center, Previous Santee Limestone / Limestone and Marl Formations Marker
1964 by the Division of State Parks, S.C. Commission of Forestry
Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875), noted British geologist, as mentioned on marker image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
6. Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875), noted British geologist, as mentioned on marker
Santee River / Lake Marion, view from marker image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History,, circa 1970
7. Santee River / Lake Marion, view from marker
 
 
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