SC Historical Roadside Markers

Compiled by: Paul M. Kankula NN8NN (non-copyrighted)

10 May 2013

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County

Historical Marker Database

( HMdb.org )

Historical Marker Program

( SC Dept Archives & History )

Historical Places

( National Register )

Abbeville

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Aiken

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Allendale

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Anderson

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Bamberg

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Barnwell

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Beaufort

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Berkeley

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Calhoun

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Charleston

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Cherokee

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Chester

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Chesterfield

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Clarendon

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Colleton

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Darlington

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Dillon

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Dorchester

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Edgefield

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Fairfield

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Florence

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Georgetown

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Greenville

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Greenwood

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Hampton

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Horry

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Jasper

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Kershaw

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Lancaster

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Laurens

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Lee

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Lexington

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Marion

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Marlboro

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McCormick

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Newberry

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Oconee

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Orangeburg

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Pickens

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Richland

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Saluda

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Spartanburg

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Sumter

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Union

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Williamsburg

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York

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General Information

 

 

HMdb.org SC - Historical Database Program:

 

This website is an illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information viewed through the filter of roadside and other permanent outdoor markers, monuments, and plaques. It contains photographs, inscription transcriptions, marker locations, maps, additional information and commentary, and links to more information. Anyone can add new markers to the database and update existing marker pages with new photographs, links, information and commentary.

 

 

 

National Park Service - National Register of Historical Places:

 

The National Register of Historic Places is the Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources. Properties listed in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

 

 

 

SC Dept. of Archives & History - Historical Marker Program:

 

J. Tracy Power, Coordinator, South Carolina Historical Marker Program, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, S.C. 29223, (803)896-6182, power@scdah.state.sc.us

 

The South Carolina Historical Marker Program, originally the South Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, was authorized by an act of the South Carolina General Assembly in 1905 creating the Historical Commission of South Carolina with authority "to have direction and control of the marking of historic sites, or houses, or localities." The program was officially established in 1936 when a marker was erected near the site of the Long Cane Massacre near Troy, in McCormick County. More than 1,000 markers have been erected by the program since that time. Since 1954 the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, as the successor state agency to the Historical Commission of South Carolina, has been responsible for the program as part of the Historical Services Division. The enabling legislation creating the Department of Archives and History gave it the responsibility for "the approval of the inscriptions for all historical markers or other monuments erected on state highways or other state property."