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.
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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