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Lake City in Florence County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lake City

 
 
Lake City Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, October 25, 2010
1. Lake City Marker (front)
Inscription.
[Front]

This area, in what was then Williamsburg Township, was settled as early as 1754 by members of the Dick, Graham, McAllister, Scott, and other families. Several residents served under Francis Marion during the Revolution. By the 1820s this community was sometimes called “the crossroads” for the intersection of two major roads (one from Georgetown to Camden, the other from Charleston to Cheraw), now Main and Church Streets.

[Reverse]
This area was known as “Grahamís Crossroads” for Aaron Graham, who built a house here ca. 1830. The post office opened here in 1848 was named “Lynches Lake.” The town grew after the Northeastern RR was completed in 1857 and was chartered as Graham in 1874. Renamed Lake City in 1883, it was in Williamsburg County until 1912. Its tobacco market, opened in 1899, was among the largest in S.C. Its bean market, opened in 1936, was once the largest in the world.
 
Erected 2009 by the Florence City and County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 21-28.)
 
Location. 33° 52.299′ N, 79° 45.183′ W. Marker is in Lake City, South Carolina, in Florence County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Church
Lake City Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, October 25, 2010
2. Lake City Marker (reverse)
Street on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake City SC 29560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greater St. James A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Browntown (approx. 8.1 miles away); Cooper's Academy / Bethesda Methodist Church (approx. 8.9 miles away); Hannah (approx. 10.1 miles away); Captain William Henry Mouzon (approx. 14.1 miles away); John Witherspoon (approx. 14.6 miles away); Kingstree: Gathering Vital Intelligence (approx. 14.6 miles away); Battle of Kingstree (approx. 14.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake City.
 
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Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, October 25, 2010
3. Marker Location
Church Street View image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, October 25, 2010
4. Church Street View
Main Street View image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, October 25, 2010
5. Main Street View
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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