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Edgefield in Edgefield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Town of Edgefield Parking Lot

Formerly Southern Railroad Depot Site

 
 
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By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
1. Town of Edgefield Parking Lot Marker
Inscription. The parking lot adjacent to this building is the site where the Southern Railroad Depot was located for many years. When the railroad arrived in Edgefield in 1888, the depot was located a quarter mile south of here, but that depot was struck by lightening and burned in 1903. Later that year the rail line was extended to Main street and a new depot building was constructed where the parking lot now lies. This passenger and freight depot was the principle link of the Town of Edgefield to the outside world by rail for more than half a century. As highway transportation grew in popularity, the depot was abandoned in the mid 1960's and was torn down in 1975. In 1998 the site was acquired by the Town of Edgefield and developed into a municipal parking lot for the students and faculty of Piedmont technical College, as well as to serve the terminus of the Ten Governors' Walking Trail.
 
Location. 33° 47.283′ N, 81° 55.517′ W. Marker is in Edgefield, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located to the left of the main entrance Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield Center. Marker is in this post office area: Edgefield SC 29824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield Center
Town of Edgefield Parking Lot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
2. Town of Edgefield Parking Lot Marker
Marker is left of the door.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Pickens (within shouting distance of this marker); George McDuffie (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edgefield United Methodist Church / The Reverend Joseph Moore (about 800 feet away); Edgefield (about 800 feet away); Pierce Mason Butler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Law Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oakley Park Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jewish Merchants of Edgefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church / Village Cemetery (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edgefield.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 662 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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