Manning in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Rigby Oil Co. Since 1915
In 1939, Gulf Oil Corp. replaced it with a “modern” porcelain station, complete with wash and grease bays, and it occupied this corner until it, too, was razed in 2008. In the lower right corner of the photo is the tiny booth from which soft drinks were sold by young E. S. Coffey who grew up to become South Carolina State Highway Engineer. The small building now situated here was constructed in 2010.
It is not just a business. It is but a small tribute to the men and women who have made their living by the sweat of their brow.
First and foremost was W.C. Coffey, my father, who operated Coffey’s Gulf Station for fifty-five years, and then to Neal and Donnie Mahoney, who operated it for twenty-five more years as “Donnie’s”. Also part of the history here were Myer Whack, Delmar Bradham, Lawrence Davis, H.T. McCants, Elbert White, and especially Linwood Mahoney, Donnie’s father. All were dependable servants to the traveler and to the residents of the town of Manning. They and others endured long hours, heat, and cold, and they always said, “Thank you for your business.”
Erected by Fin Coffey.
Location. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manning SC 29102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Swamp Fox (within shouting distance of this marker); Ambush at Half-Way Swamp (within shouting distance of this marker); Murray's Ferry - Santee River (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Marion Reflections (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pond Bluff to St Stephens (about 400 feet away); Trinity A.M.E. Church (about 500 feet away); Clarendon County Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Clarendon County Confederate Monument (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Manning.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 6 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.