Near Fair Play in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dedicated Oct. 31, 1961
The states of Georgia and South Carolina
and the Federal Bureau of Roads
Named in honor of a
beloved Georgia leader and
member Georgia Highway Board
Samuel Ernest Vandiver
1876 - 1951
Father of Hon. S. Ernest Vandiver who
was elected Governor of Georgia
Sept. 12, 1958
By authority of the Georgia General Assembly and
the Highway Depts. of South Carolina
Near this historic site on Tugaloo River stood
Built in 1852
Walter Harrison Bridge
Built in 1948 and named for
Distinguished Lavonia civic leader
Both sites now covered by the waters of Hartwell Lake
Erected 1961 by The states of Georgia and South Carolina and the Federal Bureau of Roads.
Location. 34° 29.085′ N, 83° 1.671′ W. Marker is near Fair Play, South Carolina, in Oconee County. Marker is on Interstate 85. Click for map. There's a Marker on both sides of the bridge on the South Carolina side and on the Georgia side. Marker is in this post office area: Fair Play SC 29643, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Parkertown - 1832 (approx. 1.9 miles away in Georgia but has been reported missing); Shoal Creek (approx. 3.1 miles away in Georgia); Poplar Springs Baptist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away in Georgia); Capt. Samuel Earle (approx. 6 miles away); Nazareth on the Beaverdam Presbyterian Church / Townville Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Center Methodist Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); Red Hollow Road (approx. 8.9 miles away in Georgia); Townville Presbyterian Church (approx. 9 miles away).
Also see . . . Samuel Ernest Vandiver Jr. Samuel Ernest Vandiver Jr. (July 3, 1918 – February 21, 2005) was an American politician who was the 73rd Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1959 to 1963.
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,110 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 31, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.