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St. George in Dorchester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Town of St. George

 
 
Town of St. George Marker Side 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, August 10, 2022
1. Town of St. George Marker Side 1
Inscription.  
Side 1
St. George developed as a stop on the S.C. Canal and Railroad known as "George's Station." It was named for James George (1789-1867), a plantation owner who gave land for the station when the railroad was built in the 1830s. He is believed to have operated a store in this area as early as 1810. The town was officially incorporated as George's Station in 1875 and was re-incorporated St. George's in 1889. In 1897, it was chosen as the seat of newly created Dorchester County.
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The new name recalled the old colonial parish of St. George's, Dorchester, as well as the town's founder James George. The postal service first shortened the name to "St. George," which came into common use by mid-century. By 1910, the town was a commercial hub with two banks, two hotels, several mills, and numerous stores. The construction of U.S. Hwy. 15 in the 1920's brought even more business and traffic, as it was along the most direct route from New York to Miami
 
Erected 2019 by Dorchester County Historical Society and Town
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of St. George. (Marker Number 18-29.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
Location. 33° 11.166′ N, 80° 34.4′ W. Marker is in St. George, South Carolina, in Dorchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard (U.S. 78) and North Pader Avenue (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling east on Memorial Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint George SC 29477, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. George Public High School/St. George Graded School (approx. 0.2 miles away); South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Badham House / Dorchester Lumber Company (approx. 2.3 miles away); Koger-Murray-Carroll House (approx. 5.4 miles away); St. Paul Camp Ground (approx. 5.4 miles away); Grover Methodist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Appleby's Methodist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Moorefield Memorial Highway (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. George.
 
Also see . . .  St. George, South Carolina. Town website homepage (Submitted on September 4, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.) 
 
Town of St. George Marker Side 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, August 10, 2022
2. Town of St. George Marker Side 2
Town of St. George Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, August 10, 2022
3. Town of St. George Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 126 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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