Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Santee Canal

Marker ID: SCHM 8-3
Location: US 52 at US 17-A, .5 mile N at the canal
County: Berkeley
Coordinates: N 33° 12.631    W 079° 58.835
  33.210517    -79.980583
Style: Free Standing **


This canal, twenty-two miles in length, connects the Santee and Cooper Rivers. The canal was chartered in 1786, and construction was commenced in 1793 and completed in 1800, under the direction of Col. John Christian Senf, a native of Sweden, as Chief Engineer. The Canal was in operation until about 1850.