Town of Dillon / Florence Railroad Company

Town of Dillon / Florence Railroad Company (HMAZG)

Location: Dillon, SC 29536 Dillon County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 25.044', W 79° 22.344'

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Town of Dillon.Dillon was laid out by civil engineers of the Florence Railroad Company following a plan by John H. David, a local physician. The town was incorporated by the General Assembly on December 22, 1888, and its boundaries extended in a half-mile radius from the railroad depot. The first mayor and postmaster of the town was Duncan McLaurin. In 1893, a freight station was constructed, and in 1904, the present passenger depot was built.

Florence Railroad Company. In 1882, the Florence Railroad Company was chartered and authorized to build and operate a line east of Florence northward to the state border. Right-of-way problems here were solved when J. W. Dillon and his son Thomas offered half-interest in 63 acres if the railroad would use the land, build a depot, and lay out a town. The offer was accepted, and the railroad from Pee Dee to the state line was opened in 1888.
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HM NumberHMAZG
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Marker Number17-12
Year Placed1980
Placed ByDillon County Historic Preservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 6:19pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 649573 N 3809639
Decimal Degrees34.41740000, -79.37240000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 25.044', W 79° 22.344'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 25' 2.64" N, 79° 22' 20.64" W
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Area Code(s)843, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 N Railroad Ave, Dillon SC 29536, US
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