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John C. Taylor Bridge

 
 
John C. Taylor Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, January 17, 2009
1. John C. Taylor Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Named in 1978
by Legislative Request
Honoring Him
for His Distinguished Service

Clerk of Court
Anderson County
1920-1932

Congressman
Third S.C. District
1933-1938

Trustee
University of South Carolina
1946-1950

State Senator
Anderson County
1951-1954
1959-1962

Served Nation, State, and
Community with Foresight and
Faithfulness, and the Principles
on Which This Nation was Founded
and Stood Unafraid
in Defense of Trust

 
Erected 1978 by South Carolina General Assembly.
 
Location. 34° 27.8′ N, 82° 18.4′ W. Marker is in Honea Path, South Carolina, in Laurens County. Marker is on Erwin Mill Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in the center of the bridge as it spans the Saluda River between Abbeville and Laurens Counties. Marker is in this post office area: Honea Path SC 29654, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Broadmouth Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Chiquola Baptist Church Bell
John C. Taylor Bridge -<br>Looking Southwest Across the Saluda River image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, January 17, 2009
2. John C. Taylor Bridge -
Looking Southwest Across the Saluda River
(approx. 4.8 miles away); The Story of the Bell (approx. 4.8 miles away); Chiquola Mill Monument (approx. 4.9 miles away); David Greer, Sr. (approx. 5 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 5 miles away); Honea Path (approx. 5 miles away); Honea Path Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); They Died for the Rights of the Working Man (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Honea Path.
 
Also see . . .
1. John C. Taylor. John Clarence Taylor, (March 2, 1890 - March 25, 1983) was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district. (Submitted on January 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. John Clarance Taylor - Find A Grave Memorial. Photo of Taylor's tombstone, located in Honea Path Memorial Gardens. (Submitted on January 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Congressman John Clarence Taylor
"Congressman Taylor had been elected
Saluda River Passing under the John C. Taylor Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, January 17, 2009
3. Saluda River Passing under the John C. Taylor Bridge
[to Congress] in 1933 to represent the textile district of Anderson, South Carolina, one of the most active region of labor protest in the South. Co-owner of the Anderson Independent, Taylor had worked in textile mills as a child, and had earned a law degree from [the] University of South Carolina in 1919. Along with South Carolina Senator James Byrnes, Taylor became the political voice of South Carolina labor, and by default, of all southern textile labor." (Source: Testing the New Deal by Janet Christine Irons, 2000.)
    — Submitted January 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

2. John Clarance Taylor (1890-1983)
John Clarence Taylor, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Honea Path, Anderson County, S.C., March 2, 1890; attended the public schools and Fruitland Institute, Hendersonville, N.C.; was graduated from the law department of the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1919; during the First World War attended the Officers’ Training School at Camp Johnston, Fla., in 1918 and was discharged into the Reserves at the end of the war; was admitted to the bar in 1919; engaged in agricultural pursuits; clerk of court and register of deeds for Anderson County, S.C., from 1920 until elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third,
Saluda River -<br>Northern Side of Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, January 17, 2009
4. Saluda River -
Northern Side of Bridge
Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1939); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; resumed his former business pursuits; member, South Carolina State senate, 1951-1954 and 1959-1962; resident of Anderson, S.C., until his death there March 25, 1983; interment in Garden of Memories, Honea Path, S.C. (Source: Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.)
    — Submitted September 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 966 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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