Pendleton in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Thomas Green Clemson
1807 - 1888
A native Philadelphian and leading agriculturist, Mr. Clemson was U.S. charge d'affaires to Belgium, U.S. Superintendent of Agriculture, and the 1868 president of Pendleton Farmers Society. He married the daughter of John C. Calhoun, Anna, and later bought the Calhoun home, Fort Hill. An advocate of the national land grant movement, he left his estate to establishing Clemson University. He is buried 50 yards south.
Erected 1977 by Student Alumni Council of the Clemson Alumni Association. (Marker Number 4-17.)
Location. 34° 39.097′ N, 82° 46.618′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is on East Queen Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located next to the Clement Hoffman Stevens marker, on the southside of East Queen Street. Marker is in this post office area: Pendleton SC 29670, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clement Hoffman Stevens (here, next to this marker); Barnard Elliott Bee (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Thomas Green Clemson (within shouting distance of this marker); Printer John Miller (approx. ľ mile away); African American School Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pendleton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hunter's Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Health & Heritage Walking Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Mill Stone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Farmers Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pendleton.
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Green Clemson 1807-2007. Links on this page tell about the man and his lasting legacy to education.
2. Thomas Green Clemson 200 The Man. Our University started out with one man and his dream for bettering educational opportunities for the state he came to call home.
3. Thomas Green Clemson. Thomas Green Clemson, IV (July 1, 1807 – April 6, 1888) was an American politician and statesman, serving as an ambassador and the United States Superintendent of Agriculture.
4. Niter and Mining Corps. The Niter and Mining Corps was a military unit within the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.
5. University celebrates Founder's Day with different look at Thomas Green Clemson. Members of the Tiger Brotherhood, faculty, staff and friends of the university gathered Monday evening to commemorate the 122nd anniversary of the death of Thomas Green Clemson.
6. Will of Thomas Green Clemson. The document that holds the foundation for Clemson University.
7. John C. Calhoun. John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) was the seventh Vice President of the United States and a leading Southern politician from South Carolina during the first half of the 19th century.
8. Anna Maria Calhoun Clemson (Mrs. Thomas Green Clemson) biography. Anna Maria Calhoun Clemson acquired her motherís grace and style and her fatherís interest in politics.
9. Fort Hill, Home of the Calhouns and Clemsons. Fort Hill was the home of John C. Calhoun, South Carolina's pre-eminent 19th century statesman, from 1825 until his death in 1850.
10. Fort Hill. Fort Hill, also known as the John C. Calhoun Mansion and Library, is a National Historic Landmark in South Carolina which was once the home of John C. Calhoun. It is now part of Clemson University.
11. Clemson University. Official website of Clemson University.
Categories. • Agriculture • Education • Notable Persons •
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