Near Jackson in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site of Ellenton
Post office est. here 1873. Town chartered 1880. Ellenton and surrounding area purchased by US Govt in early 1950s for establishment of Savannah River Plant.
Erected 1993 by Ellenton Reunion Organization. (Marker Number 2-13.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
Location. 33° 13.507′ N, 81° 43.834′ W. Marker is near Jackson, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on Atomic Road (State Highway 125) near Government 3, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aiken SC 29808, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 9 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Savannah River Site (here, next to this marker); Savannah River Plant (approx. 11.8 miles away); Botsford Church - 1773 (approx. 12 miles away in Georgia); Speedwell Methodist Church (approx. 14.7 miles away); Redcliffe Plantation (approx. 15.3 miles away); Downer Institute & School / Downer School, 1924–1986Historic Church (approx. 15.7 miles away); Silver Bluff Baptist Church (approx. 15.8 miles away); Sherman's Left Wing (approx. 16.4 miles away in Georgia).
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Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry on the Savannah River Site. Built during the 1950s to refine nuclear materials for deployment in nuclear weapons. (Submitted on August 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. I Don't Live Here Anymore: The Ellenton Story. A sign on the highway spoke for the residents..."It is hard to understand why our town must be destroyed to make a bomb that will destroy someone else's town that they love as much as we love ours. But we feel that they picked not just the best spot in the US, but in the world." (Submitted on March 16, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Ellenton, South Carolina. Ellenton was a town that was located on the border between Barnwell County and Aiken County, South Carolina, United States. (Submitted on January 10, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. New Ellenton, South Carolina. New Ellenton is a town (Submitted on March 16, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,712 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4, 5. submitted on January 10, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.