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James Henry Carlisle

 
 
James Henry Carlisle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
1. James Henry Carlisle Marker
Inscription. Born in this house on May 24, 1825, the son of William and Mary Ann Carlisle, this noted teacher received his education at Mount Zion Institute and South Carolina College. A delegate in 1860 to the Secession Convention and a legislator in 1864, his greatest sevice was as the third President of Wofford College from 1875 to 1902, where he had taught since 1853. He died October 21, 1909.

James Henry Carlisle
1825-1909

Educator, humanitarian, religious leader, college president. He believed that: "The student ought to be educated not simply or chiefly because he intends to be a farmer, lawyer, or statesman, but because he is a human being with capacities, and powers, with inlets of joy, with possibilities of effort and action, which no trade can satisfy or exhaust."
 
Erected 1965 by Fairfield County Historical Society. (Marker Number 20-3.)
 
Location. 34° 22.857′ N, 81° 5.07′ W. Marker is in Winnsboro, South Carolina, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Zion Street, on the right when traveling east on Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winnsboro SC 29180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
James Henry Carlisle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
2. James Henry Carlisle Marker
Reverse Side
walking distance of this marker. Bethel Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Clock (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fairfield County / Winnsboro (about 600 feet away); Fairfield County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); William Porcher Dubose (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Dead of Fairfield County (approx. 0.2 miles away); British Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Winnsboro.
 
Also see . . .  James Henry Carlisle. (Submitted on December 9, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
James Henry Carlisle House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
3. James Henry Carlisle House
James Henry Carlisle House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
4. James Henry Carlisle House
Side View
Mt. Zion Institute image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
5. Mt. Zion Institute
Wofford College Main Building image. Click for full size.
6. Wofford College Main Building
 
 
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