Rockton and Rion Railroad Historic District

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Rockton and Rion Railroad Historic District
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Rockton and Rion Railroad Historic District, July 2012
Rockton and Rion Railroad Historic District is located in South Carolina
Rockton and Rion Railroad Historic District
Location South of Winnsboro from South Carolina Highway 34 west to South Carolina Highway 213, near Winnsboro, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°19′09″N 81°09′19″W / 34.31917°N 81.15528°W / 34.31917; -81.15528Coordinates: 34°19′09″N 81°09′19″W / 34.31917°N 81.15528°W / 34.31917; -81.15528
Area 150 acres (61 ha)
Built c. 1883 (1883)-1945
Governing body Private
MPS Fairfield County MRA
NRHP Reference # 84000617[1]
Added to NRHP December 6, 1984

Rockton and Rion Railroad Historic District is a national historic district located near Winnsboro, Fairfield County, South Carolina. The district encompasses 40 contributing buildings, 6 contributing structures, and 2 contributing objects associated with the quarrying, finishing, and transporting of Winnsboro blue granite. The district resources were built between about 1883 and about 1945. The district includes the Anderson and Rion Quarry sites, industrial buildings and structures associated with granite quarrying and finishing operations, residences constructed for management personnel at Anderson Quarry, the Rockton and Rion Railroad line and side tracks, two steam locomotives from the Rockton and Rion Railroad, and a ca. 1941 school building constructed of granite. They are grouped into two complexes, the Anderson Quarry-Phillips Granite Works and the Rion Granite Quarry-Brooks Granite Company. Most of the buildings and structures in the Historic District were constructed of Winnsboro blue granite, with the majority constructed from the late 1920s to the late 1930s.[2][3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ unknown (undated). "Rockton and Rion Railroad Historic District" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 20 October 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Rockton and Rion Railroad Historic District, Fairfield County (Between S.C. Hwy. 34 & S.C. Hwy. 213, Winnsboro vicinity)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 20 October 2012.  and accompanying map