Thomas Curtis ordered a rectangular stone be cut from the quarry and roughly dressed. Tradition has associated the name Solomon Camp and the father of Daniel Anthony with the act of transporting the stone to Columbia. Harper, and snch other persons as may be associated with them, and their successors, be and they are created a corporation and body politic, imder the name, style and title of the ” North Carolina Kailroad and Manufacturing Company,” with a capital of five hundred thousand dollars, with the power of increasing the same to any sum not exceeding one million dollars whenever the directors may deem it expedient, to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, for the pur- pose of constructing a railroad from any point on the line of the Charlotte, Wilmington and Rutherford railroad, between the towns of Lincolnton and Shelby, or from any point on the line ot the Western North Carolina railroad, between the towns of Hickory Tavern and Marion, to any point in the state line between the state of North Carolina and the states ot Virginia or Tennessee. Railroad directors asked Captain Pearson to find another route with damned little as possible going through Polk County.Camp was a prosperous farmer near Limestone Village and Anthony was in the business of building wagons at Limestone Village. p=Dynamic Module&pageid=292362&ssid=172858&vnf=1 and when they elected a first woman president of the League in 1986 with a photo of the building and its grounds in Philadelphia – and the Iron Works text linked above called – THE MANUFACTURE OF IRON IN ALL AGES, AND PARTICULARLY IN THE UNITED STATES FROM COLONIAL TIMES TO 1891. The Captain did find another route, coming up the New Cut Road from Spartanburg to Gowensville.South Carolina was among the first states to respond. A group claimed the cars would bring bar rooms and other corruption’s to Columbus, and that the cars would be noisy and running on Sundays. Opposition to the railroad led Polk County farmers to refuse right of way.Before offering a stone from Limestone Quarry, located on the campus of Limestone Springs Female High School and in the village of Limestone Springs (today a suburb of Gaffney), Dr. Byars cut the block from the rock near the surface of the ground at the western end of the quarry near where the water now drains from the quarry. That the said company shall have power to pur- chase, hold and improve lands along and near the line of said railroad ; to obtain therefrom any and all timbers, ores, or other valuable substances ; and to construct such houses, works, mills or factories as maj’ be necessary to effect such purposes, or to develope or to bring into market the resources of the region through which said railroad shall pass. This fever spread down into Spartanburg County, well below New Prospect.
** Before Calvin Phillips and Sally Richards were in Gaffney, South Carolina and who their parents were has been an interesting quest with no clear answers.There was another Calvin Phillips in Spartanburg County found in the 1830 census, but it looks like that family can be traced to Arkansas and probably is not the same Calvin Phillips, since our great, great grandfather, (however many greats it is), shows up in White Oak Township, Polk County, NC sometime between 1860 and the time of Julia Phillips being married in 1875.So, in the process of discovery and wondering what Gaffney was like during the years when we know they lived there, my daughter and I have been looking at the industries of the area, neighbors and other families living there, Baptist churches because we know they were Baptists and active in church congregations.– cricketdiane ** In the process of finding information about Calvin Phillips’ parents and stuff about the Phillips family, this site is worth seeing.It has a list of Phillips family members that have served in government positions and elected / political offices. This is the page with the Phillips family on it – This is probably the Sally Richards who married Calvin Phillips – found in the 1850 census for Spartanburg County which included Gaffney, since her birthdate of 1834 would make her 16 years old as of 1850.