Lancaster & Chester Railway

Lancaster & Chester Railway (HMFSO)

Location: Lancaster, SC 29720 Lancaster County
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N 34° 42.87', W 80° 46.023'

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The Lancaster & Chester Railway, founded in 1896, was originally the Cheraw & Chester Railroad, chartered in 1873. The C&C, which never finished its route, was sold to Col. Leroy Springs (1861-1931) for $25,000 and renamed the Lancaster & Chester Railway. A narrow gauge line, running only 29 miles from Chester to Lancaster, it was later converted to standard gauge track in 1902 at a cost of $125,000.

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The L&C carried freight and passengers 1896-1913 but only freight after a 1913 accident. Springs's son Elliott White Springs (1896-1959) succeeded him as President. He named 29 Vice Presidents, one for each mile of the road. This depot, built in 1951 and designed by Joe Croxton, included the L&C offices. From 1902 to 1994 Springs Mills was the L&C's largest customer, hauling coal and cotton to its plants.
Marker Number29-29
Year Placed2008
Placed ByLancaster County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 3:23am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 521330 N 3841407
Decimal Degrees34.71450000, -80.76705000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 42.87', W 80° 46.023'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 42' 52.20" N, 80° 46' 1.38" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 512 S Main St, Lancaster SC 29720, US
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