Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Hamburg



Marker ID: Aiken County Historical Commission 2-3
Location: US 1 west of East Martintown Road, North Augusta, SC
County: Aiken
Coordinates: N 33° 28.947    W 081° 56.991
  33.48245    -81.94985
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
 



Text:

Situated between this point and the Savannah River, Hamburgwas a thriving river port and trading center for cotton and tobacco. Founded in 1821 by Henry Schultz and incorporated December 19, 1827, Hamburg became the most important interior port in South Carolina. With changing times and fortunes, prosperous Hamburg declined. Only ruins remain.

Erected by Aiken County Historical Commission-1963