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Near Van Wyck in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jackson Comes Home

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
1. Jackson Comes Home Marker
Inscription. Andrew Jackson, champion of the common, is a larger-than-life hero. He has been memorialized throughout American history. The idea of commemorating Jackson with a statue in the land of his birth was conceived by Perry Belle Hough of the Lancaster Historical Commission in 1962 when visiting Brookgreen Gardens to see Anna Hyatt Huntington's world famous sculptures. Fellow Historical Commissioner Nancy Crockett and her students wrote to Mrs. Huntington and asked her to sculpt the statue in honor of "the only South Carolinian to become President."
 
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
 
Location. 34° 50.4′ N, 80° 48.426′ W. Marker is near Van Wyck, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Andrew Jackson State Park Road half a mile east of U.S. 521. Click for map. Marker is in the Andrew Jackson State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Van Wyck SC 29744, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Boy of the Waxhaws (here, next to this marker); Welcome to the Andrew Jackson State Park Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Andrew Jackson Monument (within shouting distance of this
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By Brian Scott, April 5, 2016
2. Jackson Comes Home Marker
marker); School Days in the Waxhaws (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Andrew Jackson State Park (about 300 feet away); Heart of the Community (about 400 feet away); Andrew Jackson State Park (approx. mile away); Birthplace of Andrew Jackson (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Van Wyck.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
3. Jackson Comes Home Marker
At 25,000 pounds, the granite base for the statue bent the crane during installation. Photograph provided for use on the marker courtesy of the Lancaster News
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By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
4. Jackson Comes Home Marker
Anna Hyatt Huntington was 90 years old when the statue was completed. Photograph provided for use on the marker by the Lancaster County Libary
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By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
5. Jackson Comes Home Marker
The 10-foot-tall, 3,500 pound, bronze statue was dedicated at the Celebration of Andrew Jackson's 200th Birthday in 1967. Headline provided for use on the marker courtesy of the Lancaster News
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By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
6. Jackson Comes Home Marker
June 20, 1962
Dear Miss Crockett:
I have your interesting letter of the 6th with appreciation of Brookgreen and I am glad you know the gardens.
Your suggestion of Andrew Jackson as a young man growing up among the rural activities of a small frontier town, is the only side of his life that appeals to me as a sculptor, as well as the interest the children seem to have in the project.
A picture came to mind as I read over your letter and I have tried out the composition. I have Jakcson as a young man of sixteen or seventeen seated bareback on a farm horse, one hand leaning back on the horse's rump and looking off over his native hills, to wonder wonder what the future holds for him.
Its a quiet composition but think has possibilities.
When I get the model further developed I will send you a small snap shot to see what you think but it would be some years before it could be developed as I have other works promised.
With best wishes
Sincerely,
Anna H. Huntington
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By Michael Sean Nix, 1
7. Jackson Statue
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By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
8. Jackson Statue
The Boy of the Waxhaws Statue and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2012
9. The Boy of the Waxhaws Statue and Markers
Jackson Comes Home marker to right of statue
 
 
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