Anderson in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Anderson Water, Light, & Power Co.,
organized in 1894 by
William C. Whitner,
was successful the next year
in transmitting electricity over
the distance of six miles
This achievement was a herald
of the industrial revolution
in the South.
Erected 1956 by Anderson County Historical Association. (Marker Number 4-2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Anderson County Historical Association/Society marker series.
Location. 34° 28.999′ N, 82° 36.252′ W. Marker is in Anderson, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Lake Road and Belton Highway (U.S. 178), on the right when traveling east on Broadway Lake Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. New Silver Brook Veterans Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mrs. J.D. Chapman (approx. 2 miles away); Old Silverbrook Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); In Honor and Remembrance The Greeley Institute (approx. 2.3 miles away); Anderson Boys' High School (approx. 2.5 miles away); McDuffie High School (approx. 2.5 miles away); Anderson County Courthouse Annex Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); University Hill (approx. 2.7 miles away); William Law Watkins (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anderson.
Also see . . .
1. William Church Whitner. Statue and marker dedicated to Whitner and his work in producing electricity for Anderson. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Rocky River (South Carolina). The Rocky River is a tributary of the Savannah River in the U.S. state of South Carolina. (Submitted on June 15, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. South Carolina Whitewater - Rocky River, Anderson County. The starting location is a short drive from Anderson, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. (Submitted on September 21, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Crybaby Bridge. (Submitted on September 21, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
5. History of the City of Anderson Water System. The City of Anderson, doing business as Electric City Utilities, has a history that dates back well over a century. (Submitted on October 7, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Picnics and a Small Zoo
Early in this century one of the most popular spots in the vicinity of Anderson was High Shoals on Rocky River. The old water mill, then in operation, was a big attraction; and out in the river the huge rocks were big enough to hold a picnic party. About 1920 the mill was operating six days a week and the owner, the late W.L. Brissey, made something of a showplace of the area, adding a small zoo and a pavilion. (Source: Sketches of Anderson County, The Anderson Tricentennial Committee, 1969.)
— Submitted August 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
2. Anderson's "Cry Baby" Bridge
High Shoals Road crosses the Rocky River at the high shoals point. The bridge which crosses the river is known by locals as Cry Baby Bridge. The
— Submitted January 3, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,053 times since then and 63 times this year. Last updated on September 10, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos: 1. submitted on June 15, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 2. submitted on August 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 21, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.