Anderson in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Weather Reporting Station
This structure once housed the Anderson County Airport's Weather Reporting Station. Located across the street where the Civic Center is now and constructed in 1931 at a cost between $5500 and $6000, this building was designed to provide shelter for the weather recording instruments and the technicians using them. There were also rooms for traveling aviators who needed a brief respite. As the county grew, so did the use of the airfield. When the county built the new airfield at its current location on Highway 24, this building was moved to the other side of the old airfield to an area near the old county stockade and used as offices for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. It was later moved across the street to an area behind the Old County Home and used again for offices.
Since that time, the building has been moved to its current site and renovated. It now serves as the Anderson County Recycling Education Center, a very appropriate use since it provides a constant reminder that buildings, as well as plastic, aluminum, glass, and newspaper, can be recycled and reused. Because the structure has the appearance of an old-fashioned farmhouse, it will be known as The New County Farm, a place where new ideas can be planted and nurtured.
Erected 1999 by Anderson County Council and Anderson County Museum Commission.
Location. 34° 32.267′ N, 82° 40.617′ W. Marker is in Anderson, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is on Old County Farm Circle. Touch for map. Marker is located near the north entrance to the Anderson County Recycling Education Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3024 Woodcrest Drive, Anderson SC 29621, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hole (within shouting distance of this marker); William Arthur Floyd (approx. ¼ mile away); M42A1 "Duster" (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); First Lady of the Skies (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Anderson Sports and Entertainment Complex (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anderson County Fire Fighters Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anderson County Veterans Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Temple B'Nai Isreal (approx. 2.1 miles away); Anderson, S.C. (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anderson.
Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space • Environment • Notable Buildings • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 984 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 15, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.