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Easley in Pickens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Easley, South Carolina

 
 
Easley, South Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, January 9, 2009
1. Easley, South Carolina Marker
Inscription.
Nestled in the Foothills of
the Blue Ridge Mountains,
the city of Easley was chartered in 1874.
Robert Elliott Holcombe was responsible
for the establishment of Easley as a town when
he built a depot for the railroad company.
The town began its business growth
with the Easley Oil Mill in 1889.
Easley's continued development came
to create a town with a proud tradition,
a progressive vision, and southern hospitality.

Founded
1874

 
Location. 34° 49.85′ N, 82° 36.3′ W. Marker is in Easley, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is on North 1st Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 North 1st Street, Easley SC 29640, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Kimberly Hampton (here, next to this marker); Easley Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Robert Elliott Holcombe (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Julien D. Wyatt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pickensville (approx. 1.3 miles away); Golden Creek Mill
Easley, South Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, January 9, 2009
2. Easley, South Carolina Marker
(approx. 2.3 miles away); John C. Calhoun Memorial Highway (approx. 3.5 miles away); Bowen's Mill (approx. 5.1 miles away); St. Paul Methodist Church (approx. 5.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Soldiers Buried in Carmel Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Easley.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Easley, South Carolina. The official website for the City of Easley, Easley, South Carolina. (Submitted on January 21, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Easley, South Carolina. Easley is a city in Anderson and Pickens county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. (Submitted on April 14, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce. The official website for the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce, Easley, South Carolina. Working Toward A Better Business Future. (Submitted on January 21, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. William King Easley. The first member of the Easley family to come to the state of South Carolina, was Robert with his wife Mary Allen, who moved to the
Easley, South Carolina Marker<br>Easley City Hall in Background image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, January 9, 2009
3. Easley, South Carolina Marker
Easley City Hall in Background
state from Virginia. (Submitted on April 14, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. William King Easley
Easley was born in the Pickens District on January 28, 1825. He practiced law in Pickens and married Carolina Sloan. He served as a representative to the South Carolina Secession Convention. He organized Easley's Cavalry, a Company that joined the Fourth Cavalry Battalion. Easley would serve as the Major commanding that unit. In 1862, that unit would join the mounted units of the Hampton Legion to form the Second South Carolina Cavalry. At that time, Easley became the Lieutenant Colonel of the unit. He resigned as Lieutenant Colonel in August of 1862. Easley is buried in Crosswell, Georgia. His first company, Easley's Cavalry, would eventually become Company F, Second South Carolina Cavalry. (Source: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~scwbts/cwmen.html.)
    — Submitted April 14, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Notable PersonsRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Easley Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, January 9, 2009
4. Easley Cannon
Secured for the
City of Easley on
May 11, 1948 by Maj.
B.M. Cutchin Jr. and
A.M. Cutchin, M.D., from
the War Department.
Easley Cotton Mill image. Click for full size.
Pickens County Library System, circa 1900
5. Easley Cotton Mill
Easley Depot image. Click for full size.
South Carolinian Library
6. Easley Depot
Easley Antique Store image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 6, 2010
7. Easley Antique Store
Railroads - Still a Common Site in Easley image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 6, 2010
8. Railroads - Still a Common Site in Easley
William King Easley<br>1825-1872 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
9. William King Easley
1825-1872
Charted in 1874, Easley was named for General William King Easley, C.S.A. King was born on a plantation near the Saluda River in 1825. After the war, King was an attorney for the Atlanta Airline and he was influential in the railroad's decision to reroute their line through Pickens County.
Robert Elliott Holcombe<br>(1823-1893) image. Click for full size.
Pickens County Library
10. Robert Elliott Holcombe
(1823-1893)
Born in Pickensville in 1823, he built a depot in 1874 near the site of the Old Market Square in downtown Easley. He did so in order to lure the railroads into this area where he owned land and stood to make a handsome profit. In 1863 and 1864, Holcombe represented Pickens County in the General Assembly. He was the father of nine children, a postmaster, magistrate, farmer, merchant, miller, auctioneer, and the first mayor of Easley.
 
 
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