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Stoneboro in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Stoneboro

 
 
Stoneboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 14, 2012
1. Stoneboro Marker
Inscription. Originally called Russell Place for the Irish immigrant William Russell who settled near here on a branch of Beaver Creek in 1768. General William Tecumseh Sherman passed through Russell Place in 1865 on his way to North Carolina. In 1871 James Robert Magill moved here. Magill served in the S.C. House of Representatives 1887 ~ 88, and the S.C. Senate, 1889 ~ 1894. For several years around the turn of the 20th Century, the post office here was called Magill. In 1906, Stewart William Heath moved here. He operated the Southern Granite Company and built his own railroad. The Central Railroad of South Carolina, which ran from the quarry to Heath Springs. John George Sassi, an Italian immigrant, lived here for several years and was the stonecutter for the quarry, using Stoneboro Granite, Sassi sculpted the confederate monument that stands in front of the Lancaster County Court House.
 
Erected 1990 by The Lancaster County Historical Commission, Andrea Van Landingham Steen, Chairman.
 
Location. 34° 32.395′ N, 80° 44.213′ W. Marker is in Stoneboro, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Twitty Mill Road and 522, on the right when traveling west on Twitty Mill Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Heath Springs SC 29058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 14, 2012
2. Overview
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Warrenton Muster Ground (approx. 2.4 miles away); James Ingram Home (approx. 4.1 miles away); Birthplace of James Marion Sims, M.D. (approx. 4.3 miles away); Mt. Carmel Campground (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Battle Of The Hanging Rock (approx. 4.6 miles away); Battle of Hanging Rock (approx. 4.9 miles away); Birthplace of Dr. James Marion Sims (approx. 5.2 miles away); Beaver Creek Skirmish / Capture of Provisions at Flat Rock (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
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Beaver Creek image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 14, 2012
3. Beaver Creek
As mentioned on the marker
Lancaster County Courthouse Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
4. Lancaster County Courthouse Confederate Monument
as mentioned on the marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 908 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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