Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Florence Railroad Company

Marker ID: SCHM 17-12
Location: Near Seaboard Coastline railroad depot, Main Street, Dillon
County: Dillon
Coordinates: N 34° 25.047    W 079° 22.342
  34.41744    -79.37237
Style: Free Standing **


1882, the Florence Railroad Company was chartered and authorized to build and operate a line east of Florence northward to the state border. Right-of-way problems here were solved when J. W. Dillon and his son Thomas offered half-interest in 63 acres if the railroad would use the land, build a depot, and layout a town. The offer was accepted, and the railroad from Pee Dee to the state line was opened in 1888.

Erected by Dillon County Historic Preservation Commission - 1980


Two Sided Marker - Town of Dillon