Lake City

Lake City (HMOY1)

Location: Lake City, SC 29560 Florence County
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N 33° 52.299', W 79° 45.183'

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This area, in what was then Williamsburg Township, was settled as early as 1754 by members of the Dick, Graham, McAllister, Scott, and other families. Several residents served under Francis Marion during the Revolution. By the 1820s this community was sometimes called "the crossroads" for the intersection of two major roads (one from Georgetown to Camden, the other from Charleston to Cheraw), now Main and Church Streets.

This area was known as "Graham's Crossroads" for Aaron Graham, who built a house here ca. 1830. The post office opened here in 1848 was named "Lynches Lake." The town grew after the Northeastern RR was completed in 1857 and was chartered as Graham in 1874. Renamed Lake City in 1883, it was in Williamsburg County until 1912. Its tobacco market, opened in 1899, was among the largest in S.C. Its bean market, opened in 1936, was once the largest in the world.
HM NumberHMOY1
Marker Number21-28
Year Placed2009
Placed ByThe Florence City and County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 12:56pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 615329 N 3748624
Decimal Degrees33.87165000, -79.75305000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 52.299', W 79° 45.183'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 52' 17.94" N, 79° 45' 10.98" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 151 E Main St, Lake City SC 29560, US
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