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Site of Granby - Cayce SC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gpsblake
N 33° 58.330 W 081° 02.582
17S E 496024 N 3759071
Quick Description: Historical sign about the town of Granby, SC which no longer exist and now is part of Cayce, SC
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 2/11/2015 9:00:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMNC7X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:
This concrete sign is located along the Cayce Riverwalk trail, a paved multiuse trail. It overlooks the Congaree River. It is also near the site of the Granby lock and dam on the river. The town of Granby no longer exists, it was abandoned and now is part of what is called today Cayce, SC. The marker reads as follows.

SITE OF GRANBY
laid out in 1735
seat of Lexington Co. 1785-1798
seat of Lexington Dist. 1804-1821
Visited by George Washington 1791
Erected by Columbia Committee
South Carolina Society
Colonial Dames of America
1929

More history of the nearby dam, used with permission from the owner of the nearby geocache

The Granby Lock and Dam was not constructed until 1905, but this area has a few ties to the war. When Sherman shut down the Palmetto Iron Works legend has it that he took all the weapons and dumped them in the Congaree and that the location could be very near this point.This is debatable because this area is a bit downriver and the area close to the Gervais Street bridge would be much easier to access and dump a large supply. This area is also very close to the historic settlement of Granby which was to the north of new Fort Congaree. The location of the lock and dam, old and new aerial photos, and sketches of Granby have been used to pinpoint some historic locations that were lost due to time and the nearby quarry destroying other landmarks. In November of 2014 local archaeologists were able to identify the area of new Fort Congaree, this would not have been possible without this area.
Information used with permission from this geocache and it's owner
Group that erected the marker: Colonial Dames of America

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
No address as it is along a riverwalk trail
Cayce, SC USA
29033


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