This cache is part of the Eclipse Coin Trail, celebrating a weekend of activities in Columbia and Lexington, SC, which culminate in a rare solar eclipse. The eclipse will occur Monday, August 21, 2017, at 2:41 pm and the Midlands will be one of the best places to witness this historic event. The total eclipse will last 2:36 minutes.
The welcome sign or “front porch” is Lexington’s way of welcoming visitors to our community. We want you feel comfortable with our small town atmosphere - reminiscent of visiting with a friend, talking on their porch. We want people to be attracted to the design of the sign which has a waterfall, symbolic of the water tributaries in the area (Twelve Mile Creek and Fourteen Mile Creek), and the rock that symbolizes the natural rock in our waterways. Lexington was founded in 1785 and has a population of about 25,000. It covers 8.8 square miles and is located at N 33 58.52 W 081 13.51. There are many attractions locally and you can visit www.lakemurraycountry.com for a few ideas while you are in the area. Your travel bugs are also welcome and we want them to travel through at their leisure so we designed a spacey area for them. Permission for the cache was obtained from the Town of Lexington.
The cache is a spacious “travel bug porch” designed to assist you in moving travel bugs through space by providing a comfortable and safe respite. In addition, the cache will house a unique stamp that will need to be used on the Eclipse Coin Trail Passport. Passports can be printed at ECLIPSE COIN TRAIL . Once you have completed 5 in each category, bring your passport to the Columbia Visitor’s Center in the Convention Center for your coin. More details are located on the passport.