Aiken Town Clock – Aiken, South Carolina

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Located at the corner of Laurens Street and Richland Avenue, Aiken‘s town clock was installed in 2007. Aiken got its start as a railroad town. In the 1830s, the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company established a route between Charleston and Hamburg to transport tobacco and cotton. William Aiken was president of the railroad and the fledgling town of Aiken took his name. Soon after, streets were arranged by an engineer, and the town was chartered in 1835.

Larry Gleason of Aiken © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

William Aiken’s son, also named William Aiken, served as a US senator and congressman. He also served as governor of South Carolina from 1844 until 1846.

Visit the Aiken-Rhett House in Charleston, owned by both William Aiken, Sr. and his son.

See our gallery of South Carolina Town Clocks.

Aiken Town Clock Info

Address: Laurens Street and Richland Avenue, Aiken, SC 29801

Aiken Town Clock Map

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One Comment about Aiken Town Clock

HannaNo Gravatar says:
February 16th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I have been here on a vacation, best one ever, I really want to go back and possibly live in Aiken. Go South Carolina!

I live in Michigan right now, it sucks.


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