Aiken in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1979 by Aiken County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2–8.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the South Carolina, Aiken County Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
Location. 33° 33.483′ N, 81° 43.2′ W. Marker is in Aiken, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on Park Avenue near York St. SE (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling east. At the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Park Avenue, Aiken SC 29801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this James F. Byrnes (here, next to this marker); William Aiken, Sr. (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aiken Institute (about 700 feet away); The Detection of the Neutrino, 1956 / The Nobel Prize In Physics, 1995 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aiken County 125th Anniversary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aiken County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Aiken (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Survey of Aiken (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defense of Aiken (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aiken.
Regarding Aiken County. As mentioned on marker, kaolin - a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper).
Kaopectate - trade name for a fixed-combination antidiarrheal drug that use kaolin as the adsorbent and pectin as the emollient.
Art paper, a high-quality paper, usually has a filler of china clay.
Also see . . .
1. Aiken County, South Carolina. Aiken County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. (Submitted on July 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. The Hamburg Massacre. (or Hamburg Riot) was a key event of South Carolina Reconstruction. (Submitted on August 12, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. Hamburg, Aiken County, S. C. Site of the "Hamburg Massacre" in 1876, the most infamous episode of South Carolina's post-Civil War Reconstructeion. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. William Aiken. William Aiken (1779-1831), or William Aiken, Sr., was the founder and president of the pioneering South Carolina Canal and Rail Road Company. (Submitted on August 22, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
5. South Carolina Canal and Rail Road Company. Chartered in 1827, the South Carolina Canal and Rail Road Company ran scheduled steam service over its 136-mile (219 km) line from Charleston, SC to Hamburg, SC beginning in 1833. (Submitted on March 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,313 times since then and 146 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on March 28, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5. submitted on November 29, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.