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Near Fair Play in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Vandiver Bridge
Dedicated Oct. 31, 1961
 
Vandiver Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 22, 2009
1. Vandiver Bridge Marker



 
Inscription.
Erected by
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
and Georgia.

Near this historic site on Tugaloo River stood
Knox's Bridge
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).
 
Vandiver Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 22, 2009
2. Vandiver Bridge Marker
 

 
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. (Submitted on November 19, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Vandiver Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 22, 2009
3. Vandiver Bridge
 
 
Samuel Ernest Vandiver, Jr.<br>1918-2005 Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 22, 2009
4. Samuel Ernest Vandiver, Jr.
1918-2005
Under Ernest Vandiver's governorship, from 1959 to 1963, the legislature implemented sweeping changes in the segregation policies of Georgia's public schools. The county unit system for nominating officeholders was also revised during his tenure.
 
 
The waters of Hartwell Lake Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 22, 2009
5. The waters of Hartwell Lake
 
 
The waters of Hartwell Lake Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 22, 2009
6. The waters of Hartwell Lake
 
 
View from the bridge of Lake Hartwell Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 11, 2009
7. View from the bridge of Lake Hartwell
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 904 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.
 
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