Florence Depot (1852) / Wilmington & Manchester RR

Florence Depot (1852) / Wilmington & Manchester RR (HMPFX)

Location: Florence, SC 29501 Florence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 11.591', W 79° 48.649'

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Florence Depot
The original depot named Florence was built here in 1852, where the Wilmington & Manchester RR crossed present-day Hoffmeyer Rd. It was named for Florence Harllee (1848-1927), daughter of the railroad's president, William W. Harllee (1812-1897). In 1855 a new depot was built 2 mi. E where the railroad crossed Coit St., the Cheraw & Darlington RR, and the North Eastern RR.

Wilmington & Manchester RR
The 1855 depot became the center of the city of Florence, incorporated in 1871. The Wilmington & Manchester RR, chartered in 1846, began operating in 1853 and ran from Eagle Island, N.C., to Manchester, S.C., passing within 10 mi. of Darlington, S.C. In 1870 it was reorganized as the Wilmington, Columbia, & Augusta RR. It became part of the Atlantic Coast Line RR in 1898.
Marker Number21-19
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Florence County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 7:47pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 609572 N 3784215
Decimal Degrees34.19318333, -79.81081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 11.591', W 79° 48.649'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 11' 35.46" N, 79° 48' 38.94" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2153-2165 State Rd S-21-13, Florence SC 29501, US
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