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Town of Ellenton

 
 
Town of Ellenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2008
1. Town of Ellenton Marker
Inscription. By 1873, a post office named Ellentown was located on the Port Royal Railroad, about 20 miles W. of here. In 1880, the town of Ellenton was incorporated. According to local tradition, the town was named for Ellen Dunbar, a local resident. Ellenton was abandoned in the early 1950s to make way for the Savannah River Plant.
 
Erected 1980 by Ellenton Agricultural Club. (Marker Number 6-2R.)
 
Location. 33° 14.461′ N, 81° 25.429′ W. Marker is in Barnwell, South Carolina, in Barnwell County. Marker is on Dunbarton Boulevard (State Highway 64), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located at the western end of Barnwell city limits. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13260 Dunbarton Blvd, Barnwell SC 29812, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ellenton Agricultural Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnwell School District #45 KIA Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); Barnwell Army Airfield (approx. 2.9 miles away); "The Jefferson Airplane" (approx. 2.9 miles away); Red Hill At Turkey Creek (approx.
Town of Ellenton Marker, looking east on SC 64 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Town of Ellenton Marker, looking east on SC 64
3.2 miles away); Fuller Park (approx. 3.2 miles away); Barnwell Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Calhoun Park (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Barnwell.
 
Also see . . .  Ellenton, South Carolina, in Wikipedia. On November 28, 1950, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the E. I. du Pont de Nemours Company announced that the Savannah River Plant would be built on about 300 sq. mi. of Aiken County, Barnwell County, and Allendale County in South Carolina. The Savannah River Plant was built for the production of plutonium and tritium for the H-bomb. (Submitted on June 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,233 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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