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Chester in Chester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Chester Confederate Monument
 
Chester Confederate Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
1. Chester Confederate Monument Marker
North Side
 
Inscription. [South Side]
This monument guards the memory
of the men of Chester District
who obeying the call of their state
died for the Confederate cause.
1861-1865
Time may crumble this marble into dust
but time can not dim their glory.
Their patriotism, their valor, their
faithfulness and their fame remain
forever the heritage of their
country men
Non Sibi Sed Patriae
[North Side]
Their fame increases like the
branches of a tree through the
hidden course of time

 
Erected 1905 by Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 34° 42.33′ N, 81° 12.798′ W. Marker is in Chester, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of Gadsden Street and Main Street, in the median on Gadsden Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester SC 29706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monument Square (a few steps from this marker); Aaron Burr Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Chester County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Brainerd Institute (approx. 0.8 miles away); Original Site of Purity Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); “Thirteen Original Colonies Bicentennial Covered Wagon Train” (approx. 7.2 miles away); Wilbur G. Grant Reservoir of Chester Metropolitan District (approx. 8.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
Chester Confederate Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
2. Chester Confederate Monument Marker
[East Side]
 

 
Also see . . .  Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum. "The money for the monument was raised between 1865-1905 by various groups and individuals, including the Daughters of the Confederacy. The total cost of the monument was $2,000. The cornerstone, filled with historical documents, was laid May 10, 1905." (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Chester Confederate Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
3. Chester Confederate Monument Marker
North Side
 
 
Chester Confederate Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
4. Chester Confederate Monument Marker
West Side
 
 
Chester Confederate Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
5. Chester Confederate Monument
 
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