City Directories and History: “After the town of Denmark was named for the Denmark family, railroad promoters, our little city’s name was changed to Norway. Denmark was first called Graham’s Turnout. Mr. John S. Baxter of Garnet, South Carolina, who as a civil engineer surveyed the railroad line between Columbia and Savannah, named the towns on this line. Some were named for the landowners, others for cities and countries in Europe.”
Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC
Also see: Train Station at Denmark, S.C.
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