Historic Markers Across South Carolina

South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company

Marker ID: SCHM 5-11
Location: at the intersection of Main Hwy. (U.S. Hwy. 301) and Heritage Hwy. (U.S. Hwy. 78), Bamberg, SC
County: Bamberg
Style: Free Standing **


Began first successful scheduled steam railroad service in America on December 25, 1830, and by 1833 its 136 miles from Charleston to Hamburg made it the world´s longest railroad. It was later part of the Southern Railway 1894-1982, and then Norfolk South