Walhalla in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The unfinished railroad tunnel cut into the SE face of Stumphouse Mtn. is the largest of three begun before the Civil War by the Blue Ridge Rail Road, for a line from Anderson, S.C., to Knoxville, Tenn. Work began in late 1853. About 1,500 Irish miners, who lived in the Tunnel Hill village atop the mountain, cut through blue granite with hand drills, hammers and chisels, and black powder. Four shafts meant miners could cut through ten rock faces at one time.
Erected 2010 by Oconee Forever and Save Stumphouse Donors. (Marker Number 37-10.)
Location. 34° 48.621′ N, 83° 7.414′ W. Marker is in Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Walhalla SC 29691, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel (within shouting distance of this marker); Issaqueena Falls (approx. ¼ mile away); Andrew Pickens Ranger District / Oconee County (approx. ¼ mile away); Oconee Town (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Oconee Waterwheel (approx. 3.9 miles away); Oconee Station / Oconee County (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 3.9 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Monument (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Walhalla.
Also see . . . Stumphouse Tunnel - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 27, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.)
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