Fairfax (HM4BS)

Location: Fairfax, SC 29827 Allendale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 57.517', W 81° 14.23'

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Fairfax, chartered in 1893 andincorporated in 1896, grew out of an early community centered aroundOwens' Crossroads, where a store was established in 1814, and laterincluding Bethlehem Baptist Church( now First Baptist Church ), foundedin 1852. When Port Royal RR was completed through this area in 1873a depot and post office were built 1½ mi. E and named Cambellton

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By 1881 W.J. and J.F. Sanders ran astore and post office ½ mi. fromthe original Owens' Crossroads, andthe area was soon calles Sanders.After the South Bound RR completedits line through this area in 1891, it crossed the previous railroad line. The crossing became the centerof Fairfax, named when a local childdrew that name from a hat belongingto a railroad official.
HM NumberHM4BS
Marker Number3-11
Year Placed2004
Placed ByCitizens of Fairfax
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 8:17am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 477834 N 3646724
Decimal Degrees32.95861667, -81.23716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 57.517', W 81° 14.23'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 57' 31.02" N, 81° 14' 13.80" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 169 7th St, Fairfax SC 29827, US
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