Phosphate Mine Refuse Mounds

Historic Property
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Street Address:
Witsell Rd.;(Beaufort County)

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Tax Number:
R700 041 000 0001 0000
Date Surveyed:
July 11 1997
Construction Date:
circa 1880
Signficant Architectural Features:
10' to 15' high ridges, irregularly eroded and grown up in pine, cedar, oak and swamp palmetto, running along Witsell Road east from Bowers Road. The western ridges are north of Witsell Road, further east they are visible at both sides of the road, para
Historical Information:
The Coosaw Mining Co. of Beaufort had a factory near Dale; in 1886 there were 21 phosphate companies with 2485 hands in the area; the hurricane of 1893 destroyed barges, equipment and factories. In 1883 2 stores were at Chisolms Landing
Source of Historical Information:
Interview, Danny Lesesne, Witsell Rd. J. E. McTeer, Beaufort Now & Then (Beaufort, 1971). SC: Resources & Population, Institutions & Industries (Columbia, 1883).
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