Eastover in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Eastover, so named for being “east and over” from Columbia, was a small rural community of the mid-19th century that grew into a town after the Wilmington, Columbia, & Augusta RR completed its line through this area in 1871. The town, chartered in 1880, was incorporated in 1907 with its limits designated as one-half mile in each direction from the tracks through the center of town.
Railroad lines to and through Lower Richland County allowed local markets to expand and farmers and merchants to prosper. By 1910 Eastover, then the only incorporated town in the county outside of Columbia, boasted a post office, a bank, several stores, and a cotton gin. In 1984 Union Camp, later International Paper, opened a pulp and paper plant near the town.
Erected 2010 by South East Rural Community Outreach. (Marker Number 40-170.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
Location. 33° 52.657′ N, 80° 41.717′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eastover SC 29044, 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. Kensington (approx. 2.2 miles away); Richland Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); St. Phillip A.M.E. Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Gadsden (approx. 4.8 miles away); Kingville (approx. 5 miles away); Robert H. Morrell Road (approx. 6.6 miles away); James H. Adams (approx. 6.6 miles away); Barnie Jordan Jr. Memorial Highway (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastover.
Also see . . . Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, from Wikipedia,. After the American Civil War, the company was reorganized in 1870 as the Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta Railroad, opening an extension west to Columbia in 1873 but never reaching Augusta, Georgia.- the Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta Railroad at Sumter, was chartered in 1881 and opened in 1882. From opening it was leased by both railroads in connected to.- The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad of South Carolina was formed on July 18, 1898 as a consolidation of the Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta Railroad and Northeastern Railroad with several other lines: (Submitted on October 30, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 718 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.