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

Old Charleston Road

 
 
Old Charleston Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Old Charleston Road Marker
Inscription. This was the first public road connecting Orangeburg with Charleston and was authorized by an Act of the General Assembly passed March 16, 1737. It was laid out from Izard's Cowpen, about ten miles north of Old Dorchester, and spanned two wide swamps. The early settlers of the area constructed the road and provided for maintenance.
 
Erected 1970 by Moultrie Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, replacing a marker erected in 1916. (Marker Number 38-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 33° 28.252′ N, 80° 50.764′ W. Marker is in Orangeburg, South Carolina, in Orangeburg County. Marker is on Charleston Highway (U.S. 178), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located 1 block south of intersection with US 21, at the SCDOT Driveway. Marker is in this post office area: Orangeburg SC 29115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Williams Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Judge Glover's Home (approx. 1.6 miles away); Church of the Redeemer (approx. 1.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial Park
Old Charleston Road Marker, looking southeast along US 178 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 3, 2010
2. Old Charleston Road Marker, looking southeast along US 178
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Orangeburg Confederate Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Jewish Merchants/Jewish Life (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Two Old Guns Of Captain Henry Felder (approx. 1.7 miles away); Court House Square (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orangeburg.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Old Charleston Road Marker, looking northwest along US 178 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 3, 2010
3. Old Charleston Road Marker, looking northwest along US 178
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 784 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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