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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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."
HM NumberHM6XQ
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Anderson County Historical Association/Society series
Marker Number4-1
Year Placed1960
Placed ByAnderson County Historical Association
Marker Condition
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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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Marker needs cleaning and painting.
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