Portman Shoals

Portman Shoals (HM6XQ)

Location: Townville, SC 29689 Anderson County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 31.451', W 82° 49.33'

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Photo Credits: [1] JOEL ONCALE(HISTORICAL MARKER SOCIETY OF ANDERSON  
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One thousand feet due north on a site now covered by Hartwell Reservoir, the Portman Shoals Power Plant, built by William C. Whitner, began the transmission of high-voltage electricity in 1897 over the longest lines then used for that purpose in the United States. The success of this plant caused Anderson to be called "The Electric City."
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Marker needs cleaning and painting.
Would like to volunteer to help do this for the markers in my area, please let me know how I can help.
Joel Oncale 864-634-4562

Aug 16, 2017 at 10:01am PDT by oncale1

Details
HM NumberHM6XQ
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Anderson County Historical Association/Society series
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Marker Number4-1
Year Placed1960
Placed ByAnderson County Historical Association
Marker Condition
3 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 2:33pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 332757 N 3821786
Decimal Degrees34.52418333, -82.82216667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 31.451', W 82° 49.33'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 31' 27.06" N, 82° 49' 19.80" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 414-426 SC-24, Townville SC 29689, US
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