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Remember the speed trap I ran into in North, SC? Well I just ran across another odd name of a local town. Ninety Six. Ninety Six? There's a town northwest of us with that numerical place name. It's just just east of the town Due West. The town of Six Mile is north of them, as is the tiny village of Eighteen Mile Creek.

Let's take a minute here to talk about the prevalence of mile-marker streams, too. Ten Mile Creek is ten miles west of Columbia, SC and Twelve Mile Creek is . . . you're catching on. There are mile-marker creeks at obvious distances from most larger towns here.Cartography is often a numbers game in the Deep South.

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blackhanddpants
Jul. 13th, 2013 01:29 pm (UTC)
Oooh, there's a Revolutionary War period star fort in (near) Ninety-Six! It's nifty. You should go see it!

Have you been to Frog Level yet?

Jen B.
dr_phil_physics
Jul. 13th, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC)
Michigan has tons of mile marker roads. Eight Mile in Detroit made famous by a white rapper, old whatshisname. Eniem?

Dr. Phil
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