Site of Bluffton

Site of Bluffton (HM2L48)

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N 34° 0.7', W 85° 26.717'

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Located 500 yards southeast of this marker. Incorporated in 1888, Bluffton was promoted as a future iron center of the South, due to large iron ore deposits and four furnaces within a four mile radius. The town soon boomed due to an influx of capital from Northern investors, with its population reaching an estimated 8,000 residents. Bluffton had the first electric lights in the county, a large Victorian hotel (The Signal), over 20 businesses and plans for a large college (University of the Southland) which never materialized.
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HM NumberHM2L48
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Placed ByCherokee County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at 11:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 643561 N 3764539
Decimal Degrees34.01166667, -85.44528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.7', W 85° 26.717'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 42" N, 85° 26' 43.02" W
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