Oates (HMPJT)

Location: Lamar, SC 29069 Darlington County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 15.196', W 80° 4.657'

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Oates, a thriving rural community from the 1880s to the 1930s, grew up around a general store built nearby by William J. Oates (1826-1897). Oates's father James (1786-1873) had acquired a plantation here in 1824. William J. Oates, who moved to Florida and served in the Confederate army in a Florida unit, came home to Darlington District after the war.

This crossroads was named Oates in 1880, when a post office was opened in the general store. Union Academy, founded about the same time, was succeeded by the Oates School in the 1930s. A spur off the Lydia-Lamar line of the Seaboard Air Line RR ran to Oates from 1912 to 1937. The Bank of Oates, founded in 1916, closed during the agricultural depression of the mid-to- late 1920s.
Marker Number16-62
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Darlington County Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 4:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 584927 N 3790623
Decimal Degrees34.25326667, -80.07761667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 15.196', W 80° 4.657'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 15' 11.76" N, 80° 4' 39.42" W
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Area Code(s)843, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3508 Oates Hwy, Lamar SC 29069, US
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