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South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company

Original Track Location

 
 
South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nick DP & MikeS, April 29, 2012
1. South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company Marker
Inscription.

Began first successful scheduled
steam railroad service in America
on December 25, 1830, and by 1833
its 136 miles from Charleston
to Hamburg made it the world's
longest railroad. Now a part of
Southern Railway System.
(Marker Number 10-1.)
 
Location. 32° 47.843′ N, 80° 1.962′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Touch for map. Original Track Location in Charleston city (South Carolina Department of Archives and History) Present Day, Located at "The Best Friend of Charleston Railway Museum" The Citadel Mall ... Marker is at or near this postal address: 2070 Sam Rittenberg Drive, Charleston SC 29407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maryville (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hints of Slave Row (approx. 2.7 miles away); Site of Old Charles Town (approx. 2.7 miles away); 300th Anniversary of the Settlement of Charles Towne (approx. 2.7 miles away); In Trust (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Search Goes On (approx. 2.8 miles away); Stained Dirt?! (approx. 2.8 miles away); “Brave & Happy Settlements” (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Related markers.
South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company Marker notation image. Click for full size.
By Nick D P & MikeS, April 29, 2012
2. South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company Marker notation
Historical Marker originally
located at the Camden Towers,

where the tracks still remain,
marking the beginning of the
136 mile long
South Carolina Canal and Rail
Road tracks,
the worlds longest rail road.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. see the relationship with each marker shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company, from Wikipedia. At that time it was the longest railroad in the world. It was also known as the Charleston and Hamburg Railroad, although it is unclear if that was a legal name, a subsidiary name, or just a nickname. In 1844, this line merged with the South Carolina Rail Road, which had replaced the abortive Louisville, Cincinnati and Charleston Railroad in December 1843. The first locomotive was the Best Friend of Charleston of 1830; by 1834 the line had purchased a total of 15 locomotives and scheduled one daily run in each direction. (Submitted on May 5, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Best Friend of Charleston Railway Museum. (Submitted on May 5, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Camden Depot, Anne Street, Charleston image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, Prints and Photograph Division SC-373-B-1, circa April 1969
3. Camden Depot, Anne Street, Charleston
coordinates: 32.789788,-79.93747
Best Friend of Charleston locomotive replica at the State Museum in Columbia image. Click for full size.
By the State Museum in Columbia, April 16, 2008
4. Best Friend of Charleston locomotive replica at the State Museum in Columbia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 698 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on May 5, 2012.
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