NC / SC Boundary Marker
Posted by: 3newsomes
N 34° 49.188 W 080° 47.848
17S E 518521 N 3853078
Quick Description: Stone monument at the NC/SC boundary - located near Van Wyck, SC, just off U.S. 521 N on E. North Corner Rd.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2010 2:38:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM96FG
From nearby SC Historical Highway Marker:
"One of the last refinements in the N.C.-S.C. boundary was marked with a stone inscribed "1813" and located about ½ mile SE of here. This adjustment was made because of uncertainty in location of the Salisbury Road which had served as north-south boundary from the western terminus of the state line, surveyed in 1764, to the Catawba Indian lands of 1763."
Monumentation Type: Dressed stone
Monument Category: State boundary marker
Accessible to general public: yes
From the National Registry of Historic Places Nomination Form:
"The North Carolina-South Carolina Cornerstone is located on the boundary between Lancaster County, South Carolina, and Union County, North Carolina. Disputes over the boundary between North Carolina and South Carolina arose as early as 1730 and continued until 1815. The cornerstone was erected in 1813 by commissioners appointed by the two states to survey the boundary between the western termination of the boundary line which had been run in 1764 and the southeast corner of the Catawba lands. Confusion had long existed about this section of the boundary between North Carolina and South Carolina... As a result, confusion over political jurisdiction had arisen. The North Carolina-South Carolina Cornerstone represents an important settlement in the lengthy boundary dispute between the two states."
The 1984 application states that "The top part of the cornerstone, which contains the engraved notations 'N.C.' and 'S.C.,' was broken off when the marker was hit by a car in 1977. On the portion of the stone remaining at the original site can be seen 'A.D. 1813.' As a result of vandalism, however, the three appears to be an eight, and without close examination the date appears to be 1818." (Stone has since been repaired - see pics showing state before and after)
County: Lancaster Co., SC
USGS Quad: Van Wyck
NGS PID: EC1655
Approximate date of monument: 1/1/1813
Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed
Monument Category (if other): Not listed
Explain Non-Public access: Not listed
Monument Website: Not listed
Other Coordinates: Not Listed
Other Coordinates details: Not listed
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.