Cultural Resources Survey of the Proposed New Radar to Beaulieu 115kV Transmission Line, Aiken County, South Carolina

Author(s): Michael Trinkley; Nicole Southerland

Year: 2001


"This study reports on an intensive cultural resources survey of a 2.95 mile transmission line in the north central portion of Aiken County, South Carolina. The work was conducted to assist Central Electric Power Cooperative comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the regulations codified in 36CFR800."

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Cultural Resources Survey of the Proposed New Radar to Beaulieu 115kV Transmission Line, Aiken County, South Carolina. Michael Trinkley, Nicole Southerland. Columbia, South Carolina: Chicora Foundation, Inc. 2001 ( tDAR id: 391625) ; doi:10.6067/XCV86T0NWP

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1910 to 2013 (One-Story Cross Gabled Roof House (to Present))

Calendar Date: 1870 to 2013 (Two-Story Lateral Gable Roof House (to Present))

Spatial Coverage

min long: -82.076; min lat: 33.345 ; max long: -81.466; max lat: 33.721 ;

Record Identifiers

Chicora Research Contribution(s): 317


General Note: "This study involved the examination of a 2.95 mile corridor situated in north central Aiken County, South Carolina. The corridor is proposed for the construction of a radar transmission route to be used by the Aiken Power Cooperative to connect the New Radar Substation Site to Beaulieu IISkv. This report, conducted for Central Electric Power Cooperative, provides the results of that investigation and is intended to assist that organization comply with their historic preservation responsibilities. While surrounding areas had been under cultivation, the study tract was found to be in good condition with a light covering of pine and mixed hardwoods. Some portions of the corridor exhibited disturbance in the soil, most likely from logging and erosion. The archaeological survey included close interval shovel testing, which revealed no evidence of cultural remains on the study corridor. It is likely that the absence of prehistoric remains is associated with the distance to any permanent water source, as well as the low, rolling topography. It seems more likely that prehistoric sites will be found further upslope, on the ridge crest. Historic sites, while associated with the road network, are not present on the survey tract. There were, however, two historic structures and one cemetery within 1.0 mile of the proposed transmission line. Our investigations reveal that all three have essentially remained unchanged since the 1988 survey. As was recommended at that time, we also recommend the sites as not eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. Moreover, it seems likely that the structures will be largely screened from the new transmission line."

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