Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Society Hill Depot

Marker ID: SCHM 16-58
Location: On N Main St (US 15/401) at W Depot St, Society Hill, SC.H
County: Darlington
Coordinates: N 34° 31.105    W 079° 50.653
  34.51841666    -79.84421666
Style: Free Standing **


This depot, built shortly after the Civil War, features a distinctive architectural design favored by the Cheraw & Darlington Railroad during its history as an independent line. The C & D, chartered in 1849, ran 40 miles between Cheraw and present-day Florence and began service in 1855. The first combined passenger and freight depot in Society Hill was built nearby on West Depot St.

Federal troops burned the original depot, a short distance north, in March 1865. This depot, constructed on the same plans, was built there by 1866. The Cheraw & Darlington RR was acquired by the Atlantic Coast Line RR in 1898. This was a freight and passenger depot until the 1940s and a freight depot until 1973. Now owned by the Town of Society Hill, it was moved here in 2002.

Erected by the Darlington County Historical Commission, 2008