Re: Hamburg - JIM MOORE
Subject: Re: Hamburg
Date: March 17, 2000

    Please understand that I do not wish to start a public arguement, but I feel
your information concerning Hamburg is misleading, and needs re-thinking.
Your location of Hamburg is too limiting; perhaps a visit to the bottom lands
back toward the  Savannah River would demonstrate the development of the area
not east of the highway, but west, along the river bank where, at least some
years ago, were the evidence of at least a half-dozen streets, Market Street
being the first in, paralleling the river.  I believe you'd discover the bulk of
Hamburg was in that area.    There were at least 45-50 houses west of the
railroad tracks, and perhaps a couple of dozen east of where the tracks and US 1
are, but by the river, not at the site of  Hamburg Industries and its neighbor
to the north, Augusta Concrete Block.    They're located at the foot of Schultz'
Hill, named for the founder of Hamburg.    (Which is not to say there wasn't
some habitation there; I don't know.)
    Also, Hamburg was the terminus of the South Carolina Railroad, not "The Best
Friend Express", which, on January 15, 1831, placed in service the first
locomotive to haul a train of cars in regular service on an American
railroad.    This locomotive was "The Best Friend of Charleston".    You've sort
of combined the two, and I've never heard the term "Express" in conjunction with
either.    In any event, the rail yard was just north of the river, and just
east of where US 1 presently is, certainly not a half mile inland.
A North Augustan in Northern Virginia

P.S.:    Bouy:    I checked my copy of the 1841 "City Advertiser" (Read "City
Directory") for Augusta, which included Hamburg.    Your folks weren't there,
then, so apparently Wm H. Greene wasn't a resident of  Hamburg before he married
that same year and they must've come down later.    For what it's worth, they're
not listed in the 1850 Edgefield census at

Loy Mitchell wrote:

 Hamburg was in Edgefield County during your time period.  It is presently
> located down river from North Augusta, SC on the opposite side of US Highway
> #1....Augusta Concret Block and TTX Hamburg Industries are presently located
> on the spot where the old town sat near the river.  This was the ending
> point of the "Best Friend Express" the first railroad from Charleston to the
> Savannah River (Hamburg).  It was once a very vibrant town of settlers and
> an important it is nothing but commercial holdings.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bouy Peeples 
> To: [email protected] 
> Date: Thursday, March 16, 2000 3:25 PM
> Subject: Hamburg
> >Does anyone know how to find out in which coulnty Hamburg, SC would have
> been in in 1850?  I assumed Edgefield but cannot find the family.  I am
> looking for Wm. H. Greene and his wife Georgia Ann B. Ioor Greene and their
> two daughters Eloise Tucker Greene and Anna Louisa Greene.  It is possible
> that he may have been dead by then in which case the wife and daughters
> would have most likely gone back upstate.  Is the entire 1850 Census for SC
> on line somewhere?  Or could anyone that has a private copy of that census
> look and see if they can be found.  I have Colleton and Beaufort and have
> read every page and they are not there.  What would be the corresponding
> county in GA. if they were across the state line and would that be on line.
> >Thanks for any suggestions.  This man has been a total brick wall and other
> than the marriage notice there is no finding Wm. H. Greene who married in
> 1841 in upstate SC.
> >Bouy
> >
> >

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