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

Monument Square

 
 
Monument Square Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
1. Monument Square Marker
Inscription. Historic downtown Chester, established as the county seat in 1971, features the Confederate Monument, Cistern, Civil War Cannon, and Aaron Burr Rock landmarks. This area, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, still serves as a hub of commercial, political, and social activity. Beautiful architectural features can be seen throughout the downtown area. Dedicated to the people of Chester, South Carolina [List of Names]
 
Erected 1996.
 
Location. 34° 42.324′ N, 81° 12.792′ W. Marker is in Chester, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of Gadsden Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Gadsden Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester SC 29706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chester Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); Blaser Building (1871-1874) (a few steps from this marker); Chester Lodge World War II Marker (a few steps from this marker); Davega Building (a few steps from this marker); Aaron Burr Rock (within shouting distance of this marker);
Monument Square Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
2. Monument Square Marker
Chester Hotel Building (1866-1876) (within shouting distance of this marker); Chester County Courthouse (1825-1855) (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
Categories. LandmarksNotable Places
 
Monument Square Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
3. Monument Square
Cistern Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
4. Cistern
Cistern Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
5. Cistern
Confederate Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
6. Confederate Monument
Confederate Cannon Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
7. Confederate Cannon
Confederate Cannon Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
8. Confederate Cannon Marker
Confederate Cannon Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
9. Confederate Cannon
Confederate Cannon Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
10. Confederate Cannon
Aaron Burr Rock Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
11. Aaron Burr Rock
While being transported to Richmond, Virginia, for his trial for treason, former Vice-President Aaron Burr passed through Chester. Burr "flung himself from his horse and cried for a rescue, but the officer commanding the escort seized him, threw him back like a child into the saddle, and marched on." The large stone he stood on has been inscribed and is preserved in the town center, and is known locally as the Aaron Burr Rock. Henry Adams, History of the United States of America during the Administrations of Thomas Jefferson, Library of America, 1986, p. 828
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,139 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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