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Pickens in Pickens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Andrew Pickens

 
 
Andrew Pickens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2008
1. Andrew Pickens Marker
Inscription.
In Memoriam
Andrew Pickens
1739-1817
Partisan General American
Resolution for whom
This County is Named.

 
Erected 1933 by D.A.R., U.D.C., Garden Club of Pickens.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 34° 53′ N, 82° 42.4′ W. Marker is in Pickens, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 178) and Pendleton Street (U.S. 178) on East Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located in Legacy Square, north of the Pickens County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 East Main Street, Pickens SC 29671, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Joab Mauldin (here, next to this marker); John C. Calhoun (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Robert E. Lee (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Andrew Pickens (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Elinor Knight (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Ladd Cureton
Andrew Pickens (1739–1817) image. Click for full size.
Fort Hill Collection, Clemson, South Carolina
2. Andrew Pickens (1739–1817)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Hovie Alexander Nealy (within shouting distance of this marker); Elihu Griffin (within shouting distance of this marker); Commissioners Appointed to Locate the Town of Pickens (within shouting distance of this marker); Pickens County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pickens.
 
Also see . . .
1. 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. (Submitted on September 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Pickens County, South Carolina. Official website of Pickens County, South Carolina. (Submitted on January 28, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Pickens County, South Carolina. Pickens County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. (Submitted on January 28, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Andrew Pickens (1739-1817)
Gen. Andrew Pickens Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
3. Gen. Andrew Pickens Tombstone
Gen. Andrew Pickens
was born
15th September 1739
and died
11th August 1817. He was a Christian
a Patriot & Soldier.
His Character & age
are incorporated with the
history of his Country.
Filial affection & respect
raise this Stone
to his memory.

Andrew Pickens, (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.)
    — Submitted January 28, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,021 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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