Horatio in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1976 by The Sumter County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 43-18.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1808.
Location. 34° 1.312′ N, 80° 34.081′ W. Marker is in Horatio, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is on Horatio- Hargood Road (State Highway 37), on the left when traveling west. Located just east of Claremont Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Horatio SC 29062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish at Dinkins' Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Oakland Plantation (approx. 3.1 miles away); High Hills Baptist Church General Thomas Sumter (approx. 3.7 miles away); General Sumter Memorial Academy (approx. 3.7 miles away); General Thomas Sumter Grave (approx. 3.8 miles away); Thomas Sumter (approx. 3.8 miles away); Battle of Beech Creek / The Civil War Ends In S.C (approx. 3.8 miles away).
Regarding Lenoir Store. The Lenoir Store, built prior to 1878, is a surviving example of the “old general store” and a standing reminder of life before strip malls and modern supermarkets. It is a one-story, weatherboard-clad building on a brick foundation. The gable end metal
roof is disguised by a simple false store front. The porch is supported by simple knee brackets and plain square wooden posts. Though the store now has prepackaged goods on its shelves, it maintains the look of the old general store and all of the
equipment used in its early days, including an old cheese cutter, a tobacco cutter, ice tongs and penny scales. The store still serves as the local post office, since 1900, and retains its postal equipment installed at the turn of the century. It continues to
serve as a focal point of the Horatio community, a small but readily identifiable community
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 1,223 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 22, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.