Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Peak



Marker ID: SCHM 36-15
Location: in Town Park, Peak, SC
County: Newberry
Coordinates: N 34° 14.473    W 081° 19.35
  34.24121666    -81.3225
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

This town, founded in 1853 as Peak´s Station on the Greenville & Columbia Railroad, was named for railroad superintendent H.T. Peake. In 1865 Federal troops destroyed the tracks here and over the Broad River. Peak, incorporated in 1880, prospered as a railroad town and local center of farming, business, and medical care, in spite of fires in its commercial district in 1909, 1953, and 1978.

Erected by the Town of Peak, 1999