William Aiken Statue – Aiken, South Carolina
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This bronze statue of William Aiken, Sr. was unveiled in Aiken on March 17, 2011. The statue depicts the founder and president of the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company patiently waiting, pocket watch in hand, for the next train to arrive.
Both the City of Aiken and Aiken County were named for William Aiken, who immigrated to South Carolina from Northern Ireland in 1789. Aiken chartered the 136-mile railroad in 1827 and by 1833 the line was running from Charleston to Hamburg. At that time it was the longest and most important railroad in the United States.
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Address: Newberry Street at intersection with The Alley, Aiken, SC 29801
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