Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Western Terminus South Carolina Railroad

Marker ID: Aiken County Historical Commission 2-2
Location: US I & US 25 at Savannah River
County: Aiken
Coordinates: N 33° 28.947    W 081° 56.991
  33.48245    -81.94985
Style: Free Standing **


Near the foot of this bluff in the old town of Hamburg stood the western terminus of the S. C. Canal and Rail Road Co. Begun in 1830, it was the first steam-operated railroad to offer regular passenger service and to carry U. S. mail. Completed in 1833 to this point 136 miles from Charleston, it was the world´s longest railroad.

Erected by Aiken County Historical Commission-I962


More information:
Wikipedia - South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company