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Wedgefield in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of Manchester

 
 
Site of Manchester Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Site of Manchester Marker
Inscription.  A flourishing town once stood here; Settled before 1799; Stage-coach relay; Shipping center for cotton traffic by boat to Charleston; A busy point on Wilmington & Manchester Railroad, 1852-1872, (station was 1 mile southeast); Noted for its taverns, horse-racing, games of ball-alley, and cock-fighting; Raided by Union troops, 1865; And abandoned by railroad, 1872, in favor of Wedgefield.
 
Erected 1949 by Sumter County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 43-1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1799.
 
Location. 33° 50.377′ N, 80° 30.998′ W. Marker is in Wedgefield, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is on South Kings Highway (State Highway 261), on the right when traveling north. North of River Road, Arthur Gayle Road merge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wedgefield SC 29168, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wedgefield Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.6 miles
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away); Enon Baptist Church (approx. 4˝ miles away); Millford Plantation (approx. 6.3 miles away); Richard Richardson (approx. 6.4 miles away); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 7 miles away); William Tennent (approx. 7.3 miles away); Early Charleston Road (approx. 7.3 miles away).
 
Site of Manchester Marker, looking north along South Kings Highway (State Road 261) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2010
2. Site of Manchester Marker, looking north along South Kings Highway (State Road 261)
Site of Manchester Marker, looking southward image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2010
3. Site of Manchester Marker, looking southward
River Road, Arthur Gayle Road merge seen in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,447 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 22, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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