Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Site of Manchester



Marker ID: SCHM 43-1
Location: SC 261, about 8.5 mi. S ojintersection with US 76/378
County: Sumter
Coordinates: N 33° 50.375    W 080° 30.999
  33.83958333    -80.51665
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

A flourishing town once stood here; settled before 1799; stage - coach relay; shipping center for cotton traffic by boat to Charleston; a busy point on Wilmington & Manchester Railroad, 1852 - 1872, (station was 1 mile southeast); noted for its taverns, horse - racing, games of ball - alley, and cock - fighting; raided by Union troops, 1865; and abandoned by railroad, 1872, in favor of Wedgefield.

Erected by Sumter County Historical Commission - 1949