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Near Lydia in Darlington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lydia Rural Fire Dept.

 
 
Lydia Rural Fire Dept. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 9, 2010
1. Lydia Rural Fire Dept. Marker
Inscription. The Lydia Rural Fire Department, the first rural fire department in this county, was organized in 1954 after fires destroyed three houses in less than a month. Its organizers met at the store and gas station owned by E. Gay Bass (1913-1997). By mid-1955 the department had received a charter, built a fire station, and bought two trucks. Bass, its first fire chief, served 23 years.
 
Erected 2005 by the Lydia Rural Fire Department. (Marker Number 16-53.)
 
Location. 34° 17.346′ N, 80° 6.46′ W. Marker is near Lydia, South Carolina, in Darlington County. Marker is on West Lydia Highway (U.S. 15), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartsville SC 29550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wesley Chapel (approx. 1.3 miles away); Oates (approx. 3 miles away); Laurie M. Lawson (approx. 3.8 miles away); Jacob Kelley House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Butler School (approx. 5.3 miles away); Thomas E. Hart House (approx. 5.3 miles away); Battle of Mount Elon (approx. 5.4 miles away); William Andrew Dowling (approx. 5.5 miles away).
 
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Lydia Rural Fire Department image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 9, 2010
2. Lydia Rural Fire Department
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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