Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot

Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot (HMFU1)

Location: Kershaw, SC 29067 Lancaster County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 32.877', W 80° 34.986'

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Welsh's Station
Welsh's Station, a depot on the Charleston, Cincinnati, & Chicago Railroad built in 1888, stood at or near this site. The town of Kershaw was first named for Capt. James V. Welsh, who donated 63 acres on which to establish a town and promised the railroad title to every other lot laid out in it. When it was incorporated in 1888 the town limits of Kershaw extended one-half mile in every direction from the depot.

Kershaw Depot
This depot, built in 1926 by the Southern Railway, replaced a late 19th-early 20th century passenger and freight depot/cotton platform which burned that year. It is typical of 20th-century depots built throughout the Southeast. Primarily a passenger station, it also handled cotton and textile products from nearby farms and textile or cotton oil mills. The Kershaw Depot was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
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HM NumberHMFU1
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Marker Number29-25
Year Placed2000
Placed ByLancaster County History Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 9:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 538250 N 3822993
Decimal Degrees34.54795000, -80.58310000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 32.877', W 80° 34.986'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 32' 52.62" N, 80° 34' 59.16" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 660-682 State Rd S-29-13, Kershaw SC 29067, US
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