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Fairfax in Allendale County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fairfax

 
 
Fairfax Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Fairfax Marker
Inscription.  [front text]
Fairfax, chartered in 1893 and incorporated in 1896, grew out of an early community centered around Owens' Crossroads, where a store was established in 1814, and later including Bethlehem Baptist Church ( now First Baptist Church ), founded in 1852. When Port Royal RR was completed through this area in 1873 a depot and post office were built 1½ mi. E and named Cambellton

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By 1881 W.J. and J.F. Sanders ran a store and post office ½ mi. from the original Owens' Crossroads, and the area was soon calles Sanders. After the South Bound RR completed its line through this area in 1891, it crossed the previous railroad line. The crossing became the center of Fairfax, named when a local child drew that name from a hat belonging to a railroad official.
 
Erected 2004 by Citizens of Fairfax. (Marker Number 3-11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksNotable Places
Fairfax Marker, reverse text image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
2. Fairfax Marker, reverse text
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Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
 
Location. 32° 57.517′ N, 81° 14.23′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, South Carolina, in Allendale County. Marker is on 7th Street near Sumter Avenue South, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at small park, in sight of US278. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfax SC 29827, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Allendale County War Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bethlehem Church (approx. half a mile away); The Town Of Brunson (approx. 3.4 miles away); Barker's Mill / Skirmish at Barker's Mill (approx. 4.1 miles away); Harmony Baptist Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Happy Home Baptist Church (approx. 5˝ miles away); Town of Allendale (approx. 5.6 miles away); Old Allendale (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
 
Also see . . .  Fairfax SC History. Brief historical summary (Submitted on April 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Fairfax Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
3. Fairfax Marker
Fairfax Marker, side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Fairfax Marker, side 2
Fairfax Marker at 7th Street near Sumter Avenue, looking north image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 4, 2011
5. Fairfax Marker at 7th Street near Sumter Avenue, looking north
The Railroad intersection as mentioned in Marker image. Click for full size.
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6. The Railroad intersection as mentioned in Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,430 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on December 17, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on April 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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