Old Stage Road / Railroads in Simpsonville

Old Stage Road / Railroads in Simpsonville (HMY4S)

Location: Simpsonville, SC 29681 Greenville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 44.2', W 82° 15.317'

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Old Stage Road
The town of Simpsonville grew up around a stagecoach stop nearby operated by Thomas Goldsmith (1788-1868). Goldsmith's house, on the Old Stage Road from Laurens to Greenville, was near a crossroads where the Old Stage Road met an old Cherokee trail, later known as Georgia Road. The road was the main route through this area ca. 1820-ca. 1870. The railroad arrived in 1885-86 when the Greenville & Laurens Railroad completed its line through the town.

Railroads in Simpsonville
Main Street was laid out parallel to the tracks, and the railroad ushered in a period of rapid growth and prosperity. The G&L RR and its successor the Port Royal & Western Carolina Railway were absorbed by the Charleston & Western Carolina Railway in 1896. The Atlantic Coast Line RR took control of the C&WC in 1897 and operated it until 1959. The first passenger and freight depot here was demolished in the 1970s.
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HM NumberHMY4S
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Marker Number23-49
Year Placed2011
Placed ByRalph and Virginia Hendricks Foundation
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 3:17pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 385084 N 3844558
Decimal Degrees34.73666667, -82.25528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.2', W 82° 15.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 12.00" N, 82° 15' 19.02" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-164 County Rd 55, Simpsonville SC 29681, US
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