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Smyrna in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Town of Smyrna

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, November 14, 2009
1. Town of Smyrna Marker
Inscription.  
This town was named for Smyrna Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, organized ca. 1842. An academy was established here by 1870, and in 1888 the Charleston, Cincinnati, and Chicago Railroad completed its line here. Four years later the post office was established. The town was incorporated in 1895, its limits extending one-half mile in every direction from the railroad depot.
 
Erected 1981 by York County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 46-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the South Carolina, York County Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 2.554′ N, 81° 24.456′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles west of Nimitz Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 84 East Main Street, Smyrna SC 29743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Unity Academy
Town of Smyrna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 14, 2009
2. Town of Smyrna Marker
(approx. 4.2 miles away); Hickory Grove (approx. 4˝ miles away); Hickory Grove Schools (approx. 4˝ miles away); Americans in Redcoats (approx. 6.9 miles away); In Honor of the Three Known African American Patriots (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Battle of Kings Mountain Monument (approx. 6.9 miles away); Drive the Enemy (approx. 6.9 miles away); Presidential Recognition (approx. 6.9 miles away); President Hoover (approx. 6.9 miles away); Col. Asbury Coward (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Smyrna, South Carolina. Smyrna is a town in Cherokee and York counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina. (Submitted on February 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Smyrna, South Carolina. Smyrna is South Carolina's smallest city, with a population of 59 (2000 Census). (Submitted on February 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Smyrna Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 14, 2009
3. Smyrna Post Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 826 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of train depot, if still standing. • Can you help?
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Oct. 27, 2020