R.F.W. Allston Causeway

R.F.W. Allston Causeway (HMI5O)

Location: Pawleys Island, SC 29585 Georgetown County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 25.435', W 79° 7.556'

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This causeway was built between January 1845 and November 1846 by Robert Francis Withers Allston, who owned a summer residence on Pawleys Island. Known as Governor Allston's bank, it connected the island to the mainland. Allston was a large property and slave owner in the area, and was governor of South Carolina 1856-58. The causeway and contiguous property remained in the Allston family until 1901.

The causeway was used by the Atlantic Coast Lumber Company as the roadbed for the Georgetown & Pawleys Island Railroad, which was constructed in 1902 to bring ACL employees to the island for recreation. The causeway and railbed were destroyed by a hurricane in 1906. Travelers came by steamboat from Georgetown to Hagley Landing on the Waccamaw River and rode the train four miles to Pawleys Island.
HM NumberHMI5O
Historical Period17th Century
Historical PlaceIsland
Marker TypeHistoric Object
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker Number22-38
Year Placed1994
Placed ByPawleys Island Civic Association
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 10:47am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] BOB CIMINEL 8/5/16  
Locationbig map
Directions InformationUS-17 North to South Causeway Road then turn left onto Myrtle Avenue. Marker is on immediate right.
Location DescriptionTwo-lane blacktop road with parking area on left.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 674237 N 3699853
Decimal Degrees33.42391667, -79.12593333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 25.435', W 79° 7.556'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 25' 26.1000" N, 79° 7' 33.3600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)843
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 386 Myrtle Ave, Pawleys Island SC 29585, US
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One of many historical markers located on Pawleys Island, one of the oldest resorts in the U.S.

Aug 6, 2016 at 7:20am PDT by sop2510

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