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Wagener in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wagener

 
 
Wagener Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 4, 2013
1. Wagener Marker
Inscription. Wagener, established after the Blackville, Alston, & Newberry RR built its line from Blackville to Seivern in 1887-88, was originally known as Guntersville or Gunterīs Crossroads. When incorporated in 1888 it was renamed for George A. Wagener (1846-1908), a Charleston merchant and president of the B. A. & N. RR. In 1891 the B. A. & N. merged with the Barnwell Railway to form Carolina Midland Railway, which would be absorbed by the Southern Railway in 1900.

(Reverse text)
George A. Wagener was also president of the Standard Kaolin Company, shipping kaolin clay on the B. A. & N. from mines in Aiken Co. to railroads connected to Charleston and its markets. From 1898 to 1933 a freight and passenger train known as “The Swamp Rabbit” ran from Perry to Batesburg, at first on the Carolina Midland and the Sievern & Knoxville lines but for many years on the Southern Railway. It linked Wagener to several Aiken County and Lexington County towns.
 
Erected 2013 by The Wagener Museum. (Marker Number 2-43.)
 
Location. 33° 38.931′ N, 81° 21.386′ W. Marker is in Wagener, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on Railroad Avenue E (State Highway 39) near Park Street NE, on the right
Wagener Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 4, 2013
2. Wagener Marker, reverse side
when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wagener SC 29164, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wagener Memorial Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wagener Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Crawfords Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Commemorative Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Old Indian Trail (approx. 5.5 miles away); The Salley Family (approx. 6.4 miles away); Capt. Dempsey Hammond Salley (approx. 6.4 miles away); Pinarea / Quattlebaum Sawmill, Flour Mill, and Rifle Factory (approx. 14.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wagener.
 
More about this marker. Although typed and casted for 2010, marker was erected in 2013
 
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Wagener Marker seen looking west along Railroad Avenue E image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 4, 2013
3. Wagener Marker seen looking west along Railroad Avenue E
Wagener Marker looking east along Railroad Avenue E (SR 39) near Park Street NE image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 4, 2013
4. Wagener Marker looking east along Railroad Avenue E (SR 39) near Park Street NE
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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