- Hopkins Turn Out, Richland District (County now)South Carolina
Re: Hopkins Turn Out, Richland District (County now)South Carolina
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From: main@SouthernRailway.groups.io [mailto:main@SouthernRailway.groups.io] On Behalf Of A&Y Dave in MD
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:18 PM
Subject: Re: [SouthernRailway] Hopkins Turn Out, Richland District (County now)South Carolina
The Interstate Commerce Commission valuation maps often had tables that listed land owners and donors, but that could be hit or miss as it was often a valuation crew asking opinions of then current residents and business owners nearby. Title data in those days was a bit loose.
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On Oct 15, 2019, at 8:10 PM, tjh@... wrote:
My understanding is that, until circa 1830s-50s, the South Carolina Railroad ran from Charleston to Hopkins Turn Out ("T.O.")South Carolina, where it ended and passengers "turned-out" (detrained) and the train turned around and went back to Charleston. My questions are: When was the track first completed to Hopkins, S.C.? and (2) When was the track completed from Hopkins, T.O. to Columbia; and when was the track completed from Columbia, S.C. to Asheville, N.C.via Saluda, N.C.?
My family - the Hopkins Family - settled in Richland District in 1764 and owned much of the property east of Hopkins, T.O. My understand is that my great-grandfather (or uncle) gave South Carolina Railroad some of the property between Hopkins T.O. and Columbia, in order to complete the line to Columbia. Is there a way to verify that? Can the railroad confirm that?
Thank you very much.
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