Aiken in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Aiken County Farmers' Market
The Aiken County Farmers’ Market, founded in 1951, was originally an open air market sponsored by the Edisto Grange. This building, which opened on May 21, 1954, was designed by Woodrow Jackson and built by the Aiken County chain gang. Farmers and their families built 45 tables, still used today. This is the oldest county farmers’ market in continuous service in the same location in S.C.
Erected 2006 by The Friends of the Aiken County Farmers’ Market, the Aiken County Historical Society, and the Historic Aiken Foundation. (Marker Number 2-32.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Notable Events • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the South Carolina, Aiken County Historical Society series list.
Location. 33° 33.394′ N, 81° 42.506′ W. Marker is in Aiken, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on Williamsburg Street near Richland Street SE (U.S. 78), in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aiken SC 29801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Schofield School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Aiken County 125th Anniversary (approx. 0.6 miles away); Aiken County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Defense of Aiken (approx. 0.6 miles away); Aiken First Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Detection of the Neutrino, 1956 / The Nobel Prize In Physics, 1995 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Aiken County (approx. 0.7 miles away); James F. Byrnes (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Aiken (approx. 0.7 miles away); Aiken Institute (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aiken.
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1. City of Aiken: A History of the Aiken Farmers Market. Bales of cotton were stored for two blocks along the street up to the cotton gin, across from the Coward-Corley Seed Co. Farmers parked their wagons and cars under the trees. At the busy market, open Monday – Friday, they sold cotton, produce and homemade goods. (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Aiken County Farmers Market. The Aiken County Farmers Market has a long history of providing excellent locally grown produce to discriminating shoppers. (Submitted on June 4, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,180 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 15, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.