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

Milledge Luke Bonham

December 25, 1813 - August 27, 1890

 

—Governor 1862-1864 —

 
Milledge Luke Bonham Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
1. Milledge Luke Bonham Marker
Inscription. Bonham was a Colonel in the Palmetto Regiment in the Mexican war, a brigadier general during the War Between the States and served in the C.S.A. Congress prior to being elected Governor. He was the second consecutive Governor from Edgefield during the War.
 
Location. 33° 46.933′ N, 81° 55.367′ W. Marker is in Edgefield, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on Augusta Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located about 1 mile north of the intersection of Mims Street U.S. 25 overpass on the Ten Governors Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Edgefield SC 29824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francis Wilkinson Pickens (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Calhoun Sheppard (about 700 feet away); James Strom Thurmond (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Henry Hammond (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benjamin Ryan Tillman (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Gary Evans (approx. ¼ mile away); Pierce Mason Butler (approx. 0.3 miles away); M60A3 Main Battle Tank (approx. 0.3 miles away); George McDuffie (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oakley Park Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Edgefield.
 
More about this marker. This marker is the sixth along the Ten Governor's Trail, a converted railroad bed that has been paved. There are markers to each of the 10 governors placed every 0.9 of a mile.
Milledge Luke Bonham Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
2. Milledge Luke Bonham Marker

 
Also see . . .
1. Milledge Luke Bonham. Milledge Luke Bonham (December 25, 1813 – August 27, 1890) was a American politician and Congressman who served as the Governor of South Carolina from 1862 until 1864. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. South Carolina Governor Milledge Luke Bonham. Milledge Luke Bonham was born in Red Bank, Edgefield District, South Carolina. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Milledge Luke Bonham, Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. Bonham, Milledge Luke, a Representative from South Carolina; born near Red Bank (now Saluda), Edgefield District, S.C., December 25, 1813; (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Milledge Luke Bonham Governor 1862-1864 Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
3. Milledge Luke Bonham Governor 1862-1864
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina's 4th congressional district 1857 – 1860; C.S.A. Representative for South Carolina's 4th Congressional District 1861 – 1862; Governor of South Carolina 1862 – 1864.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,100 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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