Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Portman Shoals



Marker ID: SCHM 4-1
Location: SC 24 at Seneca River, 1 mile S of 1-85
County: Anderson
Coordinates: N 34° 31.458    W 082° 49.330
  34.5243    -82.822167
Style: Free Standing **
 



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One thousand feet due north on a site now covered by Hartwell Reservoir, the Portman Shoals Power Plant, built by William C. Whitner, began the transmission of high-voltage electricity in 1897 over the longest lines then in use for that purpose in the Uni