Lowndesville

Lowndesville (HM606)

Location: Iva, SC 29655 Abbeville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 12.627', W 82° 38.71'

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This town, established in 1823, grew up around a store owned by Matthew Young (1803-1876), who was also postmaster 1831-43. It was first called Pressly's Station, for the post office opened in 1823 with David Pressly (1764-1834) as postmaster. The town was renamed Rocky River in 1831 and then Lowndesville in 1836 for William Lowndes (1782-1822), U.S. Congressman 1811-22.

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Lowndesville, incorporated in 1839, had about 150 inhabitants for most of its history. Cotton was the major crop in the area, with bales ginned here and shipped by the Charleston & Western Railway. In 1890 the town included a hotel, nine general stores, a grocery, a dry goods store, a drugstore, a stable, and three saw mills.
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HM NumberHM606
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Marker Number1-12
Year Placed2006
Placed ByTown of Lowndesville in Memory of Capt. Herman Arnette Carlisle
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 6:47pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 348440 N 3786714
Decimal Degrees34.21045000, -82.64516667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 12.627', W 82° 38.71'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 12' 37.62" N, 82° 38' 42.60" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 329 Main St, Iva SC 29655, US
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