Coker Spring

Coker Spring (HM177X)

Location: Aiken, SC 29801 Aiken County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 33.321', W 81° 43.432'

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The freshwater spring 1/2 mi. SE was used by prehistoric Indians. It was deeded to the town of Aiken in 1844 by William Perroneau Finley (1803-1876) and furnished Aiken drinking water throughout the 19th century. A regular stop on the stagecoach route from Abbeville to Charleston, it helped make Aiken a popular health resort. William Gilmore Simms described it in 1843 as "a fountain of delicious water, which is equally cold and unfailing."

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The brick springhouse, covered in stucco, dates from the early 19th century and features Greek Revival architectural elements. During the Civil War Confederate soldiers who camped nearby were frequent visitors to Coker Spring. The springhouse and its retaining walls, neglected by the turn of the 20th century, were restored in 1972 after archaeological excavations on the site. Coker Spring was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
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HM NumberHM177X
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
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Marker Number2-46
Year Placed2013
Placed ByErected by the Brig. Gen. Barnard E. Bee Camp No. 1575, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 11:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 432805 N 3713090
Decimal Degrees33.55535000, -81.72386667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 33.321', W 81° 43.432'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 33' 19.26" N, 81° 43' 25.92" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 255-355 S Boundary Ave SW, Aiken SC 29801, US
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