Aiken in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The brick springhouse, covered in stucco, dates from the early 19th century and features Greek Revival architectural elements. During the Civil War Confederate soldiers who camped nearby were frequent visitors to Coker Spring. The springhouse and its retaining walls, neglected by the turn of the 20th century, were restored in 1972 after archaeological excavations on the site. Coker Spring was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Erected 2013 by Erected by the Brig. Gen. Barnard E. Bee Camp No. 1575, Sons of Confederate Veterans. (Marker Number 2-46.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 33° Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aiken SC 29801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The One Room Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hitchcock Woods (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hofmann (about 500 feet away); Aiken County Museum (about 600 feet away); Aiken County Courthouse Bell (about 600 feet away); Whitney Park (about 600 feet away); Transit Of Venus Observatory Structure, 1882 (about 600 feet away); Aiken Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Aiken.
More about this marker. Although typed and casted 2012, marker was erected January 2013
Regarding Coker Spring. Coker Spring is a fresh water spring. Archeological remains found near this property suggest that this was probably a water supply for prehistoric Indians. The spring later served as the source of drinking water for the early settlers of Aiken (ca. 1830-1890). The spring is covered by a springhouse, which is constructed of brick, covered with stucco. The front
National Register of Historic Places:
Coker Spring (added 1978 - - #78002490)
Coker Spring Rd. , Aiken
♦ Historic Significance: Information Potential, Event
♦ Area of Significance: Historic - Aboriginal, Social History
♦ Cultural Affiliation: None Listed
♦ Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1875-1899, 1825-1849, 1800-1824, 1750-1799, 1000-500 AD
♦ Owner: Local
♦ Historic Function: Domestic, Landscape
♦ Historic Sub-function: Conservation Area, Park, Secondary Structure
♦ Current Function: Landscape
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