Cooley's Bridge

Cooley's Bridge (HM5YJ)

Location: Belton, SC 29627 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 33.403', W 82° 25.003'

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Front: The original Cooley's Bridge, built across the Saluda River in 1835-36 to replace a ferry, stood about 150 yds. above the present bridge over S.C. Hwy. 247. It was built for Hiram Cooley (ca. 1796-1864), a cotton planter who owned more than 1600 acres and operated a cotton gin and grist mill nearby. His house, built about 1830, was just NE of the present bridge; it burned in 1983.

Reverse: This part of southwestern Greenville County was officially Dunklin Township in the late 19th century but has long been called "Possum Kingdom." Several bridges over the river here have been washed away by floods and replaced. A steel through truss bridge was built on the site of the original Cooley's Bridge in 1896-97. The present concrete highway bridge was built here in 2000.
HM NumberHM5YJ
Series This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series
Marker Number23-28
Year Placed2005
Placed ByBelton Chapter No. 1843, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 8:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 370024 N 3824798
Decimal Degrees34.55671667, -82.41671667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 33.403', W 82° 25.003'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 33' 24.18" N, 82° 25' 0.18" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1518-2434 SC-247, Belton SC 29627, US
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