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The South Boundary avenue of oaks in Aiken makes a lovely scene in every season. Aiken was founded in the 1830s as a railroad town. It became a popular place for Charleston‘s wealthiest citizens to escape the sweltering Lowcountry summers and the threat of malaria.

South Boundary Avenue

Shirley Radabaugh of Aiken, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

After the Civil War, Aiken became a favored destination for wealthy Northerners who enjoyed the respite from harsh winters. During this period, known as the Winter Colony Era, seasonal visitors established horse farms and embarked on the equestrian traditions Aiken is known for today.

South Boundary

Larry Gleason of Aiken © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Lovely parks, tree-lined boulevards (such as South Boundary), grand churches, and gracious homes also became enduring legacies of the the Winter Colony Era.

South Boundary Aiken

Shirley Radabaugh of Aiken, 2012 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

South Boundary Info


Address: South Boundary Avenue, Aiken, SC 29801
GPS Coordinates: 33.550100,-81.707839

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13 Comments about South Boundary

SC Picture Project says:
April 29th, 2019 at 11:22 pm

While many water oaks exist around town, the oaks along South Boundary area live oak trees.

https://www.aikenregional.com/about-us/aiken-history/the-avenue-of-oaks-on-south-boundary

Susan says:
April 29th, 2019 at 1:23 pm

Yes but what sort of oak? Live oaks dont grow this far inland, so maybe they are water oaks or willow oaks.

SCIWAY says:
March 31st, 2018 at 8:39 pm

They’re oak trees.

Tom LaVelle says:
March 31st, 2018 at 6:47 pm

What kind of trees line South Boundary Avenue?

Bill Peterson says:
May 12th, 2017 at 10:29 am

We loved Aiken when we visited last fall. I think it is the nicest small city I’ve ever been to. The oaks on South Boundary were incredible. Beautiful pictures.

Elly Motes says:
May 27th, 2015 at 5:39 am

Always loved Aiken. A beautiful small city

Melanie W. Hutto says:
February 16th, 2015 at 12:11 am

Enjoyed. Thx for sharing.

Elsbeth Radabaugh says:
January 10th, 2013 at 10:19 am

Shirley your picture of South Boundary is fascinating.

Kimberly S. McDuffie says:
December 30th, 2012 at 6:53 am

I love South Boundary. I’ve been away for years, but each time I visit home, I always drive down this street. Enchanting!!

Carol Zimmerman Yonov says:
October 29th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I grew up in Aiken also and one of my best friends was the daughter of Mayor Weeks. I just saw this photo on pinterest and recognized the street immediately – so wonderful to see.

Shelley says:
July 22nd, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Where can I purchase a copy of this picture?

Tom G Wells says:
February 10th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I grew up living on South Boundary on the corner of South Boundary and Williamsburg Street. Across the street from Mayor Odell Weeks, who was Mayor for over forty years.

Jennifer Sparks says:
February 9th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

This is absolutely stunning — just beautiful. I’m not familiar with SC because we are here on a military assignment. I love seeing things like this so I can find places to visit.




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