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North Augusta in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Martintown Road

 
 
The Martintown Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 16, 2010
1. The Martintown Road Marker
Inscription.  In the 1730s, an Indian path from Fort Moore to the Saluda ridge was used by traders going to the Cherokee Nation. Later, a wagon road from Ninety Six to Augusta followed the same route. Named for the Martin family who lived beside it and served well the cause of the Revolution, it was widely used during that conflict by Patriots, Tories, and British.
 
Erected 1972 by Martintown Road Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 2-6.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 33° 29.911′ N, 81° 57.668′ W. Marker is in North Augusta, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on East Martintown Road (State Highway 230), on the right when traveling north. Located just northwest of the US 25 SR 230 junction Opposite the North Augusta Plaza Shopping Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Augusta SC 29841, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
The Martintown Road Marker,looking north along East Martintown Road (State Road 230) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 16, 2010
2. The Martintown Road Marker,looking north along East Martintown Road (State Road 230)
within walking distance of this marker. North Augusta (approx. half a mile away); Meriwether Monument (approx. half a mile away); James Urquhart Jackson (approx. half a mile away); Hampton Terrace Hotel (approx. half a mile away); Grenada Panama Persian Gulf Tribute (approx. 0.8 miles away); Viet Nam War Tribute (approx. 0.8 miles away); Korean War Tribute (approx. 0.8 miles away); World War II Tribute (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Augusta.
 
The Martintown Road Marker, looking southward image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 16, 2010
3. The Martintown Road Marker, looking southward
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,540 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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