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Kelton in Union County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Professor Lowe Balloon Landing Site

 
 
Professor Lowe Balloon Landing Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles R. Robbins, Jr., July 7, 2007
1. Professor Lowe Balloon Landing Site Marker
Inscription. Spot Where Prof. T. S. C. Lowe famed aeronaut landed Apr. 20, 1861 in Union County, S. C. After Balloon Flight from Cincinnati, Ohio 800 miles in nine hours

Died 1913 at Pasadena Calif.
 
Location. 34° 50.033′ N, 81° 34.683′ W. Marker is in Kelton, South Carolina, in Union County. Marker is on Pea Ridge Highway (South Carolina Route 44-13). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesville SC 29353, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Balloon Landing, 1861 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kelton (about 500 feet away); Flat Rock Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Jonesville Confederate Monument (approx. 5.7 miles away); Fairforest Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Jonesville Veterans Monument (approx. 5.8 miles away); Steen Family Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Furman L Fendley Highway (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Off-course balloonist alarms South. This article, by John Lockwood, was published as a special to the Washington Times on Thursday, October 2, 2008 (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Charles R. Robbins, Jr. of Rock Hill, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,022 times since then and 78 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Charles R. Robbins, Jr. of Rock Hill, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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