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Due West in Abbeville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Abbeville County

Rich in History and Natural Resources

 
 
Abbeville County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
1. Abbeville County Marker
Inscription.
Named after the city in France, Abbeville County has a rich historical and cultural heritage. The town of Abbeville, the county seat, is known for its quaint tree-lined square with bricked streets; the famous 1908 historic Opera House and its companion building, the Courthouse; the historic "pink" church, Trinity Episcopal, with its soaring spire; and fine Victorian homes like the Burt-Stark Mansion, a National Historic Landmark. The town of Due West is home to the 19th century Erskine College campus. Explore the county's natural resources and sample a variety of outdoor activities such as those found in Russell Lake, at Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area located on the lake shore, and Parsons Mountain in the Sumter National Forest.

Erskine College
Located in the scenic town of Due west, this school was founded by the associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in 1839 and today is known for its high academic standards.

Richard B. Russell Dam
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction in 1976 to control flooding on this section of the Savannah River. The 26,650-acre lake reached full pool in 1984 and offers a wide range of outdoor activities.

Trinity Episcopal Church
Built in the Gothic Revival Style in 1860, this pink stuccoed brick structure is known for
Abbeville County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
2. Abbeville County Marker
its stained glass windows and working 1860 Baker Tracker Organ.

Old Bank Building
This former bank now serves as the Welcome Center for Abbeville County. Visitors can pick up material on local attractions and view the Wilber Kutz's collections of paintings of Abbeville history.

Abbeville Square
Located in the heart of historic Abbeville, the square is surrounded by the 1906 Opera House and Court House complex, the 1903 Belmont Inn, and a delightful early 20th century commercial district.

The Grange
Constructed from local stone as a WPA project in 1935 for the "Patrons of Husbandry."

Parsons Mountain
As one of several recreation areas in the Sumter National Forest, Parsons Mountain offers an extensive network of biking trails, a 26-mile horse trail, camping and swimming.

Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area
Located on the shores of Richard B. Russell Lake, the park contains a marina, boat ramps, campsites, meeting facility, swimming area and nature trails.
 
Erected by South Carolina Heritage Corridor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina Heritage Corridor, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 34° 19.917′ 
Abbeville County Marker -<br>Erskine College image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
3. Abbeville County Marker -
Erskine College
N, 82° 23.433′ W. Marker is in Due West, South Carolina, in Abbeville County. Marker is on Depot Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located adjacent to the Erskine College Marker, near the McCain Library on Depot Street. Marker is in this post office area: Due West SC 29639, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Erskine College (here, next to this marker); Bryson College Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); William Moffatt Grier (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp-Walker Plaza (about 500 feet away); Rev. J.I. Bonner Monument (approx. mile away); Due West (approx. 0.3 miles away); Angela Marlow Newton (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Donalds Grange No. 497 (approx. 3.3 miles away); Templeton-Drake Cabin ca. 1764 (approx. 3.3 miles away); Action at Pratt's Mill (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Due West.
 
Also see . . .
1. Abbeville County, South Carolina. The official website for Abbeville County, South Carolina. (Submitted on December 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Abbeville County, South Carolina. Abbeville County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. (Submitted on April 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Abbeville County Video
Abbeville County Marker -<br>Richard B. Russell Dam image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
4. Abbeville County Marker -
Richard B. Russell Dam
. Excellent video showing many of the sights and sounds of Abbeville County. (Submitted on May 19, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Abbeville Square Marker. The heart of Abbeville's Historic District is the magnificent tree-shaded Court Square. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Abbeville Opera House. Abbeville was a railway stopover for "road companies" traveling eastern seaboard from New York to Atlanta so town included an Opera House in its new municipal building designed by Edwards & Walter of Atlanta. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. Trinity Episcopal Church. Trinity Episcopal Church is the oldest standing church in Abbeville. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

7. Burt-Stark House Marker. When Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, left Richmond after its fall in April 1865, he traveled south, trying to reach and rally the remnants of his army. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

8. Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area. Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area sits astride several pine-covered points jutting into Lake Russell, one of the least-developed large reservoirs in South
Abbeville County Marker -<br>Trinity Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
5. Abbeville County Marker -
Trinity Episcopal Church
Carolina. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

9. Erskine College. A Christian liberal arts college which is a part of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian tradition. (Submitted on December 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Abbeville County Marker -<br>Old Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
6. Abbeville County Marker -
Old Bank Building
Abbeville County Marker -<br>Abbeville Square image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
7. Abbeville County Marker -
Abbeville Square
Abbeville County Marker -<br>The Grange image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
8. Abbeville County Marker -
The Grange
Abbeville County Marker -<br>Parsons Mountain image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
9. Abbeville County Marker -
Parsons Mountain
Abbeville County Marker -<br>Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
10. Abbeville County Marker -
Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area
Abbeville County (left) and<br>Erskine College (right) Markers image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
11. Abbeville County (left) and
Erskine College (right) Markers
Abbeville County image. Click for full size.
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12. Abbeville County
Abbeville Court Square image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
13. Abbeville Court Square
Abbeville Opera House -<br>Front (Southwest) Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
14. Abbeville Opera House -
Front (Southwest) Side
Abbeville County Courthouse -<br>Front (Southwest) Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
15. Abbeville County Courthouse -
Front (Southwest) Side
Trinity Episcopal Church -<br>End of Trinity Street, Off Abbeville Square image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
16. Trinity Episcopal Church -
End of Trinity Street, Off Abbeville Square
Burt-Stark House - East Corner image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
17. Burt-Stark House - East Corner
Old Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
18. Old Bank Building
 
 
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