Greenwood in Greenwood County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
"Broadest Street in the World'
316 feet wide by the City and the
S.C. Highway Department after
moving the C.&W.C. Railways Depot
facilities from this plot in,
Paul B. Ellis, Mayor
J.J. Rauch, City Manager
R.C. Herman, J.E. Greer
E.Y. McDonald, J.P. Childress
H.L. Reynolds, J.S. Burnett
S.C. Chief Highway Comm.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1949.
Location. 34° 11.367′ N, 82° 9.648′ W. Marker is in Greenwood, South Carolina, in Greenwood County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Oak Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwood SC 29646, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Textile Workers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Municipal Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Marshal Ferdinand Foch In God We Trust (about 700 feet away); To The People of Greenwood County (about 700 feet away); Greenwood County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenwood SC Memorial Marker (approx. ¼ mile away); Magnolia Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwood.
Also see . . . Charleston & Western Carolina Railway. In 1894, the South Carolina legislature forced the financially ailing Central of Georgia to give up its railroad properties in that state. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 953 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 22, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.