“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Turbeville in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Turpentine Still

1870 - 1910

Turpentine Still Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Turpentine Still Marker
Inscription. First business in community known as Pudding Swamp - owned and operated by Michael Turbeville and Sons. Farmers collected resin from Pine trees and sold it to the still. E C Hist. Sites - 2000
Erected 2000 by Turbeville Ruritan Club. (Marker Number 14.)
Location. 33° 53.418′ N, 80° 1.174′ W. Marker is in Turbeville, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 301/378) and State Road 14-115, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Turbeville SC 29162, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Puddin’ Swamp 1776 – The Frontier (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his "Friend" (about 300 feet away); Battle of Tearcoat (about 300 feet away); Turbeville R.R. Depot (about 500 feet away); East Clarendon (about 700 feet away); Pine Grove / Turbeville School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Miller H. Mellette Highway (approx. 0.9 miles away); " Ebenezer " (approx. 7.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Turbeville.
Also see . . .  Town of Turbeville History.
Turpentine Still Marker, looking north along Main Street (US 301, US 378) Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
2. Turpentine Still Marker, looking north along Main Street (US 301, US 378)
" In 1840 Michael Turbeville bought 125 acres of land one mile north of the present Town limits in Diles Bay and built a home on this property. Sometime between 1870 and 1875, William J. Turbeville, son of Michael, purchased approximately 200 acres from John McFaddin and built the first house in what is now the Town of Turbeville. His brother, Clem, likewise bought land and built next to William...." (Submitted on November 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
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Turpentine Still Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
3. Turpentine Still Marker
Turpentine Still Marker, seen at left Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
4. Turpentine Still Marker, seen at left
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 734 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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