1914 and 1964, the Marine Corps utilized the railroad depot at
Yemassee, South Carolina as the gateway to Parris Island Recruit
Training Depot. Over nearly half a century, more than
500,000 recruits passed through the train station at Yemassee.
Half of those came through during World War II. In 1942,
the Marine Corps leased from the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, a
facility to house incoming recruits. This barracks still
The Town of Yemassee has the opportunity to acquire the historic
barracks building and to move it back to its original location.
We would like to preserve it, restore it and open it as a museum
and a monument to all those patriotic Americans who passed this
way. We need your help! Please click here for more
information on how you can be a part of this great restoration
effort... Help restore the Marine Recruit Barracks -
Yemassee by being a donor.
BRICK" - $125 An engraved memorial brick
will be placed: in your name, in honor of a loved one or lost
comrade in arms or anyone of your choice. A certificate will
also be mailed to you.
PATRON PLAQUE - Your name or company will be listed with
honor on our permanent Patron Plaque in one of the following
categories. A certificate will also be mailed to you.
one Marine to another...
thanks for your help.
J. L. Goodwin
Brick ~ $125
a Marine, always a Marine.
Your contributions are tax deductible. Please click
here for a printable form. Type or print your name as you
wish it to appear and mail the form with your check to:
Yemassee Historic Foundation
P. O. Box 188
Yemassee, SC 29945
will keep your name and address on file and we will keep you
posted on our progress with periodic newsletters or via email.
You will be invited to the grand re-opening ceremonies of the
Marine Corps Barracks - Yemassee
|101 Town Circle
| Yemassee, SC 29945 |
phone: (843) 589 - 2565 | email