Aiken in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Aiken County, created in 1871 from parts of Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington, and Orangeburg counties, was named for William Aiken, first president of the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company. Older industries in the county today are textiles, and the mining and processing of kaolin. In 1952, the Atomic Energy Commission’s Savannah River Plant began operations.
Erected 1979 by Aiken County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2–8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Aiken County Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 33.483′ N, 81° 43.2′ W. Marker is in Aiken, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on Park Avenue near York St. SE (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. At the courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Park Avenue, Aiken SC 29801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James F. Byrnes (here, next to this marker); William Aiken, Sr. (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aiken Institute (about 700 feet away); The Detection of the Neutrino, 1956 / The Nobel Prize In Physics, 1995 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aiken County 125th Anniversary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aiken County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Aiken (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Survey of Aiken (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defense of Aiken (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Aiken.
Regarding Aiken County. As mentioned on marker, kaolin - a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper).
Kaopectate - trade name for a fixed-combination antidiarrheal drug that use kaolin as the adsorbent and pectin as the emollient.
Art paper, a high-quality paper, usually has a filler of china clay.
Also see . . .
1. Aiken County, South Carolina. Aiken County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina.
2. The Hamburg Massacre. (or Hamburg Riot) was a key event of South Carolina Reconstruction.
3. Hamburg, Aiken County, S. C. Site of the "Hamburg Massacre" in 1876, the most infamous episode of South Carolina's post-Civil War Reconstructeion.
4. Aiken County Government. Official website of the Aiken County Government.
5. goAiken.com. A local guide to Aiken, S.C.
6. William Aiken. William Aiken (1779-1831), or William Aiken, Sr., was the founder and president of the pioneering South Carolina Canal and Rail Road Company.
7. South Carolina Canal and Rail Road Company. Chartered in 1827, the South Carolina Canal and Rail Road Company ran scheduled steam service over its 136-mile (219 km) line from Charleston, SC to Hamburg, SC beginning in 1833.
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