Island Ford Road

Island Ford Road (HM76M)

Location: Ninety Six, SC 29666 Greenwood County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 8.856', W 82° 1.145'

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The earliest roads in Ninety Six were Indian trails, used for travel by foot and horse and for hunting. White settlers followed these trails to explore the countryside, trade, and eventually, to settle. As the stream of settlers into the region increased, better roads were required to transport supplies safely and easily. The historic roadbed before you, the Island Ford Road, was an important travelers route from places east and north of Ninety Six. Years of heavy use and erosion caused the road's sunken appearance.

A ferry was established at Island Ford, a shallow crossing of the Saluda River, as early as 1775. Travelers would cross there and take the Island Ford Road about 10 miles southwest directly to Ninety Six. Revolutionary War Loyalist and Patriot troops used this route to transport supplies to Ninety Six.

Imagine how this road would have appeared to colonial inhabitants. Wagons and carts pulled by horses or ozen were piled high with sacks of flour, bolts of cloth, and kegs of gunpowder. They clattered by on the unpaved surface. The uneven road was probably mired in mind or swirling in dust, depending on the season. It was often perilous, as cart wheels could give way or become stuck, causing passengers to fall and valuable loads to spill.
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HM NumberHM76M
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 2:47am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 406051 N 3778990
Decimal Degrees34.14760000, -82.01908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 8.856', W 82° 1.145'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 8' 51.36" N, 82° 1' 8.70" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 Star Fort, Ninety Six SC 29666, US
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