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Near Fort Lawn in Chester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Landsford Canal

 
 
Landsford Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 21, 2008
1. Landsford Canal Marker
Inscription. A vital link in South Carolina's internal improvements program of the 1820's, the canal stands as a monument to the following men who typified the South Carolina spirit during this first great era of public works building:

William R. Davie, distinguished general, lawyer, educator, and statesman, who dreamed of the canal and donated the land for it.

Robert Leckie, engineer and master stonemason, who designed the canal and supervised its building.

Robert Mills, Joel Poinsett, and Abram Blanding, who were planners and builders for the South Carolina Board of Public Works during this significant period of state growth.
 
Erected 1975 by The South Carolina State Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 34° 47.538′ N, 80° 52.98′ W. Marker is near Fort Lawn, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker can be reached from Park Drive near Landsford Road (South Carolina Highway 843), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the end of Park Drive in Landsford Canal State Park down a gravel drive marked Interpretive Center just pass the
Landsford Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 21, 2008
2. Landsford Canal Marker
Ranger Houses. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lawn SC 29714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Landsford Canal State Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Dam (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Guardlock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Landsford Canal State Park Trails (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Nest with a Bird's-Eye View (approx. 0.3 miles away); Footbridge (approx. half a mile away); Culvert (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Canal Bed (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Lawn.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers related to the Landsford Canal.
 
Also see . . .
1. William R. Davie-Founding Father (North Carolina). (Submitted on November 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
2. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. (Submitted on November 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels
 
Lock Keepers House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 21, 2008
3. Lock Keepers House
Lock Keepers House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 21, 2008
4. Lock Keepers House
Side view
Catawba River image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 21, 2008
5. Catawba River
Rock y shoals on the Catawba River image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 21, 2008
6. Rock y shoals on the Catawba River
Log Cabin Office image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 21, 2008
7. Log Cabin Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,011 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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