Easley in Pickens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A town laid out at this site in 1791 called Rockville was officially named Pickensville the next year in honor of Gen. Andrew Pickens. It served as the court house town of Washington District (today's Pickens, Greenville, Anderson, and Oconee Counties) from 1791 to 1800 when the district was divided into Greenville and Pickens.
Erected 1954 by Fort Prince George Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 39-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 34° 48.694′ N, 82° 36.154′ W. Marker is in Easley, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is at the intersection of South Pendleton Street (South Carolina Route 8) and Bonita Drive, on the left when traveling north on South Pendleton Street. Click for map. Marker is located just south of the intersection of Bonita Drive and SC Highway 8. Marker is in this post office area: Easley SC 29642, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Julien D. Wyatt (approx. 1.2 miles away); Colonel Robert Elliott Holcombe (approx. 1.2 miles away); Easley Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Captain Kimberly Hampton (approx. 1.3 miles away); Easley, South Carolina (approx. 1.3 miles away); Golden Creek Mill (approx. 2.5 miles away); John C. Calhoun Memorial Highway (approx. 2.8 miles away); St. Paul Methodist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Soldiers Buried in Carmel Cemetery (approx. 4.5 miles away); St. Luke's Methodist Episcopal Church & Cemetery (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Easley.
Also see . . .
1. A History of Pickensville, South Carolina. Pickens County was Cherokee Indian Territory until the American Revolution.
2. Washington District, South Carolina. Washington District is a former judicial district in South Carolina.
3. Short bio of Andrew Pickens by the National Park Service. Revolutionary War hero, Andrew Pickens born in Bucks County, PA in 1739, distinguished himself as a formidable leader.
4. Andrew Pickens. Andrew Pickens (September 13, 1739 – August 11, 1817) was a militia leader in the American Revolution and a member of the United States House of Representatives from South Carolina.
5. Fort Prince George Chapter, D.A.R. Official website of the Fort Prince George Chapter, Pickens.
6. Pickens County, South Carolina. Pickens County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina.
1. About Andrew Pickens (1739-1817)
PICKENS, Andrew, (grandfather of Francis Wilkinson Pickens), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Paxton, Bucks County, Pa., September 13, 1739; attended the common schools; moved with his parents to the Waxhaw settlement in South Carolina in 1752; served in the provincial militia in the campaign against the Cherokee Indians in 1760; entered the Revolutionary Army as captain of militia and attained the rank of brigadier general; commanded an expedition against the Cherokee Indians in 1782; member of the state house of representatives 1781-1794; one of the commissioners named to settle the boundary line between South Carolina and Georgia in 1787; member of the state constitutional convention in 1790; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); appointed major general of militia in 1795; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1797; member of the state house of representatives 1800-1812; declined the nomination for governor in 1812; died in Tomassee, Pendleton District, S.C., August 11, 1817; interment in Old Stone Churchyard, near Pendleton, S.C. (Source: Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.)
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