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Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot

 
 
Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
1. Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot Marker
Inscription.
Welsh's Station
Welsh’s Station, a depot on the Charleston, Cincinnati, & Chicago Railroad built in 1888, stood at or near this site. The town of Kershaw was first named for Capt. James V. Welsh, who donated 63 acres on which to establish a town and promised the railroad title to every other lot laid out in it. When it was incorporated in 1888 the town limits of Kershaw extended one-half mile in every direction from the depot.

Kershaw Depot
This depot, built in 1926 by the Southern Railway, replaced a late 19th-early 20th century passenger and freight depot/cotton platform which burned that year. It is typical of 20th-century depots built throughout the Southeast. Primarily a passenger station, it also handled cotton and textile products from nearby farms and textile or cotton oil mills. The Kershaw Depot was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
 
Erected 2000 by Lancaster County History Commission. (Marker Number 29-25.)
 
Location. 34° 32.877′ N, 80° 34.986′ W. Marker is in Kershaw, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of West Marion Street and North Cleveland Street, on the right on West
Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
2. Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot Marker
Marion Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kershaw SC 29067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kershaw's First Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw (approx. one mile away); Haile Gold Mine (approx. 2.5 miles away); Beaver Creek Skirmish / Capture of Provisions at Flat Rock (approx. 4 miles away); The Battle Of The Hanging Rock (approx. 4.7 miles away); James Ingram Home (approx. 5.3 miles away); Battle of Hanging Rock (approx. 6 miles away); Birthplace of Dr. James Marion Sims (approx. 6.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kershaw.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 18, 2012
3. Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot Marker
Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
4. Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot
Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
5. Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot
Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 18, 2012
6. Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot
Showing track side of the depot
Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 18, 2012
7. Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot
Showing the depot has been refurbished.
Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 18, 2012
8. Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot
Showing some of the architectural details of the building.
 
 
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