Lake City in Florence County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Palmetto State Bank Robbery
Constructed in 1907, this building originally housed Farmers and Merchants Bank. IN 1934 the newly formed Palmetto State Bank opened here. On Sept. 5, 1934 the bank was robbed by three armed men. The bank had larger than normal deposits on hand because it was the height of tobacco marketing season and the group stole a reported $114,082. Frank English and his wife Geneva were the only people tried for the crime.
Erected 2014 by Lynches Lake Historical Society. (Marker Number 21-42.)
Location. 33° 52.381′ N, 79° 45.281′ W. Marker is in Lake City, South Carolina, in Florence County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Main Street, Lake City SC 29560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. H.H. Singletary Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Lake City (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Church Street/Main Street (about 700 feet away); W.T. Askins House (approx. ¼ mile away); Whitehead Infirmary (approx. ¼ mile away); Greater St. James A.M.E. Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Browntown (approx. 8.2 miles away); Cooper's Academy / Bethesda Methodist Church (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake City.
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