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Stateburg in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Early Charleston Road

 
 
Early Charleston Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Early Charleston Road Marker
Inscription. This road largely followed the Catawba Path (1698). Widened by Public Act, 1753, and called "The Great Charleston Road," it joined that city with Camden and "The Back Country." Over it came Indians, pack-animals laden with hides, drovers, rolled hogsheads of produce, wagoners, and stagecoaches. The armies of two wars passed over it. Like other main roads, it has often been called "The King's Highway."
 
Erected 1952 by the Sumter County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 43-5.)
 
Location. 33° 56.738′ N, 80° 31.437′ W. Marker is in Stateburg, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is at the intersection of North King’s Highway (State Highway 261) and U.S. 76, on the right when traveling south on North King’s Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sumter SC 29154, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Tennent (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Stateburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joel Roberts Poinsett (approx. 0.7 miles away); Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 0.7 miles away); Church of the Holy Cross Stateburg / Holy Cross Churchyard
Early Charleston Road Marker, looking south along North King’s Highway (State Road 261) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2010
2. Early Charleston Road Marker, looking south along North King’s Highway (State Road 261)
(approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Beech Creek / The Civil War Ends In S.C (approx. 2.1 miles away); High Hills Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stateburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & Vehicles
 
Early Charleston Road Marker as seen looking north along North King’s Highway (State Road 261) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2010
3. Early Charleston Road Marker as seen looking north along North King’s Highway (State Road 261)
Intersection with US 378, US 76 seen in background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 843 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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