Historic Markers Across South Carolina

The Santee Limestone

Marker ID: SCHM 38-6
Location: SC 6 about 2.5 miles E of Eutawville at Eutaw Springs
County: Orangeburg
Coordinates: N 33° 24.491    W 080° 17.898
  33.408183    -80.2983
Style: Free Standing **


Sir Charles Lyell, famous British geologist, visited this locality in January, 1842, and gave the name Santee Limestone to the geological formation underlying this area, pronouncing its age to be Eocene. Solution of this rock has formed sinks and subsurface caves. Eutaw Springs, now flooded by Lake Marion, flowed from such underground channels.

Erected by S.C. State Commission of Forestry Division of State Parks - 1964


Two sided - Limestone and Marl Formations