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36-15 Peak
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gpsblake
N 34° 14.474 W 081° 19.347
17S E 470306 N 3788950
Quick Description: South Carolina historical marker about the town of Peak, SC (population 64). Located in a park.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2015 8:00:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMNGK9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
Views: 1

Long Description:
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36 15


This town, founded in 1853 as Peak's Station on the Greenville & Columbia railroad, was named for railroad superintendent H.T. Peake. In 1865 Federal troops destroyed the tracks here and over the Broad River. Peak, incorporated in 1880, prospered as a railroad town and local center of farming, business, and medical care, in spite of fires in its commercial district in 1909, 1953, and 1978.

Marker Name: Peak

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Historic Site

Marker number: 36 15

County: Newberry

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