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George A. Trenholm

 
 
GEORGE A. TRENHOLM Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
1. GEORGE A. TRENHOLM Marker
Inscription. Confederate Secretary of Treasury, 1864-65; S.C. legislator; cotton broker and financier. Summer home "Solitude" stands 1/2 mile east.
 
Erected 1959 by Archives and Hichway Departments. (Marker Number P 52.)
 
Location. 35° 17.046′ N, 82° 26.578′ W. Marker is in Flat Rock, North Carolina, in Henderson County. Marker is at the intersection of Greenville Highway (U.S. 25) and North Highland Lake Road (County Route 1783), on the right when traveling north on Greenville Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flat Rock NC 28731, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. John in the Wilderness (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); C.G. Memminger (about 600 feet away); Flat Rock (approx. 0.7 miles away); Connemara (approx. mile away); Outdoor Inspiration (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Home for Champions (approx. one mile away); Glassy Mountain Trails (approx. one mile away); 122 N. Main (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Flat Rock.
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
 
GEORGE A. TRENHOLM Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
2. GEORGE A. TRENHOLM Marker
George A. Trenholm image. Click for full size.
October 12, 2008
3. George A. Trenholm
George Alfred Trenholm (February 25, 1807 – December 9, 1876) was a prominent politician in the Confederate States of America. George Alfred Trenholm was born in Charleston, South Carolina. At the age of sixteen he left school and went to work for a major cotton broker, John Fraser & Co. in Charleston. By 1853 he was head of the company. When the Civil War broke out, John Fraser & Co. became the Confederate government's overseas banker and financed its own fleet of blockade runners. Trenholm was appointed Confederate Secretary of the Treasury on July 18, 1864. He fled Richmond with the rest of the government in April, 1865. Due to illness he resigned on April 27, 1865. He was later briefly imprisoned at Fort Pulaski near Savannah, Georgia.
 
 
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