Chapin is located in the northwestern portion of Lexington County just above Lake Murray. Dutch and German immigrants, many with land grants from the King of England, settled here in the 1700s. German remained the predominent language of the area well into the 19th century.
Martin Chapin first immigrated from Germany to New York, but moved South to the "pine forests" for health reasons in the mid 1800s. He established a successful lumber mill and when the opportunity arose, sold land to the railroad so he could transport lumber to more distant markets. The town that evolved around the lumber mill and the train station took Chapin's name.
Tremendous change came to the people and the landscape of Chapin in 1927 when the Saluda River was dammed to form Lake Murray and provide hydro-electric power for South Carolina's Midlands. The lake flooded 50,000 acres and the dam itself consumed an additional 99 acres. The entire area surrounding Chapin rapidly tranformed from predominantly single family farms to an industrial utility center with a beautiful recreational lake that appealed to local residents and visitors alike.
Would you like to be a part of Lake Murray and the Chapin area, give me a call or visit my website for all of your home needs.
Author:Tami Houmiel Phone: 803-606-8712 Dated: March 28th 2014 Views: 1,365 About Tami: ...
Chapin, SC is known as "The Capital of Lake Murray" and with good reason. The residents of Chapin enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with the convenience of the city. Columbia, SC is just a quick 20 minute drive and shopping is even closer.You are embarking on an exciting journey, be sure that you find agents that will take time and share your enthusiasm during this process.
EXIT Midlands Realty is a full service real estate firm dedicated to assisting our clients with the purchase and sale of real estate in the Greater Columbia Area. We were founded in 2005 and quickly grew into one of the most innovative and knowledgeable firms in and around Columbia. Our staff is made up of full time professional agents that are dedicated to the profession of listing and selling real estate.
Call one of our experienced agents to assist you with your real estate needs. It would be an honor to work with you.
120 Pacific Avenue$192,400 Single Family 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1
"Maria was incredible! She was such a breath of fresh air during our first home-buying experience! She answered all of our questions quickly and worked with our crazy schedule. We were truly blessed to have her as our agent, so sad in fact that we hated to say goodbye at our closing. Look forward to working with her again in the future! "