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Near Bennettsville in Marlboro County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John Lowndes McLaurin

(1860-1934)

 
 
John Lowndes McLaurin Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, April 20, 2009
1. John Lowndes McLaurin Marker
Inscription. One mile west is the last home of John Lowndes McLaurin, Marlboro County native, U.S. Congressman and Senator. He served as S.C. Representative 1890-91, S.C. Attorney General 1891-92, U.S. Congressman 1892-97, U.S. Senator 1897-1903, and State Warehouse Commissioner 1915-17. The mill pond west of here bears his name.
 
Erected 1972 by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 35-12.)
 
Location. 34° 40.679′ N, 79° 44.755′ W. Marker is near Bennettsville, South Carolina, in Marlboro County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 9 and State Highway 79, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 9. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bennettsville SC 29512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grave Of General Tristram Thomas / Saw Mill Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Beauty Spot (approx. 5 miles away); Early Cotton Mill (approx. 5.1 miles away); D.D. McColl House / D.D. McColl House (approx. 5.5 miles away); Marlborough County Court House (approx. 5.5 miles away); Confederate Civil War Monument
John Lowndes McLaurin Photo, Click for full size
2. John Lowndes McLaurin
(approx. 5.5 miles away); Bennettsville (approx. 5.5 miles away); General John McQueen (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bennettsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Old photos of the house. (Submitted on April 23, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 

2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on April 23, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
3. NY Times Article. Times article on fight McLaurin had with "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman on Senate floor. (Submitted on April 23, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 

4. Robertson-Easterling-McLaurin House National Register of Historic Place Nomination Form. (Submitted on November 21, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Politics
 
 
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