North Historical Marker – Orangeburg County, South Carolina

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The town of North leaves itself open to some confusion about its location, considering it resides in the Midlands of South Carolina.

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This was photo taken in 2009 by Esther Fogle of the aforementioned town.

Esther elaborates on the quirky name:

“When my husband tells people he is from North, SC, they think it’s a little funny.”

From the historical marker:

“In the year 1891, John F. North, Samson A. Livingston, and George W. Pou gave jointly and equally one hundred acres of land to establish a town and railway depot. The separate tracts joined near this spot. The town was named in honor of John F. North, a Confederate veteran and the oldest of the three men, who was elected first mayor.”

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One Comment about North Historical Marker

michael padgettNo Gravatar says:
April 7th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Great picture!!!!!!!


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