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Due West in Abbeville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
William Moffatt Grier
 
William Moffatt Grier Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
1. William Moffatt Grier Monument
 
Inscription.
Citizen, Soldier,
Educator,
Servant of Christ.
Born Feb. 11, 1843
Died Sept. 3, 1899.
President of
Erskine College
from 1871 to 1899.
His service is
measured not by
years but by results.
He still lives in
hundreds of useful
lives to which he
gave inspiration
and guidance -
Life's work well done,
Life's race well run.
Life's crown well won,
Now comes rest.

 
Erected 1904.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers Attached to Sculpture marker series.
 
Location. 34° 19.9′ N, 82° 23.483′ W. Marker is in Due West, South Carolina, in Abbeville County. Marker is on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located in the center of the Erskine College Quadrangle, at the intersection of Depot and Main Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Due West SC 29639, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bryson College Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp-Walker Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Erskine College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abbeville County (about 300 feet away); Rev. J.I. Bonner Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Due West (approx. 0.3 miles away); Angela Marlow Newton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Action at Pratt's Mill (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Donalds Grange No. 497 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Templeton-Drake Cabin ca. 1764 (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Due West.
 
William Moffatt Grier Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
2. William Moffatt Grier Inscription
 

 
More about this marker. The century-old monument is believed to have been the first statue in South Carolina erected in honor of an educator.
 
Regarding William Moffatt Grier. Grier was the fifth president of Erskine College. He also served as editor of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian and the head of Erskine Theological Seminary. A veteran of the Civil War, Grier lost a leg at the Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Moffatt Grier, D.D. In an old house, built by his father, about one mile from the present little village of Clover, York County, South Carolina, on the eleventh of February, 1843, William Moffatt Grier was born. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Erskine's Grier Monument: 100 Years And Still Standing. Many Erskine students know little about the statue that stands between Reid Hall and McCain Library on the Erskine campus, and even less about the man the monument honors. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Bethel Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Oak Hill, Alabama. The church where Dr. Grier served as pastor in the years leading up (1867-1871) to his position as Erskine president. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
William Moffatt Grier Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
3. William Moffatt Grier Statue
 

4. Erskine College. A Christian liberal arts college which is a part of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian tradition. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Erskine Theological Seminary. This is an educational institution of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and offers Diploma and Certificate programs as well as the Master of Arts. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
William Moffatt Grier Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
4. William Moffatt Grier Statue
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,541 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
 
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