As reported 44 years ago in The Columbia News, Thursday, June 25, 1964:
Highway threatens Quaker Spring
Quaker Spring, located across Washington Road from the Martinez Community Center, is of significant historical value and came under purview when the conversion of Washington Road into a six-lane highway was considered. The spring is in the right-of-way.
State highway engineers now plan to build a retaining wall in order to preserve it.
History reflects that a group of Quakers moved into the Martinez area in the 1720s and tried to live among the Uchee and Savannah Indians. The Quakers stayed for a few years before moving out because of the Indian uprisings. The springs remained established.
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