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Honea Path in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Chiquola Mill Monument

 
 
Chiquola Mill Monument Marker -<br>West Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
1. Chiquola Mill Monument Marker -
West Inscription
Inscription.
[West Inscription]:
James David Hammett
March 16, 1868
April 16, 1924.
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The founder and president
of this company.
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"And what doth the lord require
of thee but to do justly, love
mercy and walk humbly with thy God."
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[East Inscription]:
Fifty Years Service
McDavid Carr
Evelyn G. Cox
Lyda M. Cox
James F. Keasler
James W. Atkins

 
Erected by Chiquola Mill.
 
Location. 34° 27.1′ N, 82° 23.517′ W. Marker is in Honea Path, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker can be reached from Chiquola Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located near the ruins of the mill. How long it will stand is anyone's guess as the mill is currently being demolished. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carnegie Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Honea Path (approx. 0.3 miles away); Honea Path Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chiquola Baptist Church Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Story of the Bell
Chiquola Mill Monument Marker - Southwest Corner image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
2. Chiquola Mill Monument Marker - Southwest Corner
(approx. 0.4 miles away); They Died for the Rights of the Working Man (approx. half a mile away); David Greer, Sr. (approx. half a mile away); Southside Baptist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Broadmouth Baptist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Barkers Creek Baptist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Honea Path.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chiquola Mill Shootings: The 75th Anniversary. Seventy-five years ago—on September 6, 1934—seven workers were shot and killed and 30 others wounded at the Chiquola Mill in my hometown of Honea Path, South Carolina. (Submitted on November 3, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Seventy-five Years Later, the Chiquola Incident in Honea Path Still Significant. The Chiquola Mill in Honea Path, now abandoned, is a shell whose prized hardwood floors and wooden roof beams are gone, leaving the place open to the rain, the sun and the years. (Submitted on November 3, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Exploring the old Chiquola Mill. Photos taken during March 2010 of the mill site. (Submitted on November 3, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Chiquola Millís Slow Death. After the town of
Chiquola Mill Monument Marker -<br>East Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
3. Chiquola Mill Monument Marker -
East Inscription
Honea Path, S.C. refused to take ownership of the mill, a demolition company is destroying one of the last great textile mill towns in the South. (Submitted on November 3, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Future Still Uncertain for Chiquola Mill Site. Work is progressing toward a decision about the sale of the Chiquola Mill in Honea Path, officials said this week. (Submitted on November 3, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. Labor Landmark Turns into an Eyesore. All that remains of the abandoned South Carolina textile mill that was the site of the nationís deadliest violence during a labor strike 75 years ago are crumbling brick walls, creaky wood floors and whispers of the tragedy. (Submitted on November 3, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Honea Path
The curiously double name of Honea (Ind., path) Path, 67.6 m. (810 alt., 2,740 pop.), was adopted when as many whites as Indians frequented this section. Another version is that Honea was the name of a family who lived there. At Honea Path in the late summer of 1934 occurred a mill riot that grew out of a Nation-wide textile strike. All South Carolina mills did not close on the zero hour, and "flying squadrons" of strikers and union sympathizers paid quick visits to mills that continued to operate.
Chiquola Mill Monument Marker - East Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
4. Chiquola Mill Monument Marker - East Side
As a rule the squadrons were orderly, engaging in demonstrations to persuade the mill hands to strike; but minor injuries to their opponents kept them before the public eye. When arbitration failed, Governor Ibra C. Blackwood called out the National Guard. About 700 guardsmen were stationed in the Greenville area, and 600 citizens were deputized in Anderson to assist in preserving order. On September 6 a flying squadron visited Honea Path, to be met by a group of deputies and excited townsmen. Arguments grew into fist fights and gunplay, in which six strikers were slain and a seventh mortally wounded. At the same time a man was killed by a deputy in the Greenville area, and from Greenville and Pickens Counties came requests for the application of martial law. The governor issued a proclamation against flying squadrons, and the Honea Path Mill, for whose closing seven pickets had died on Thursday, opened the next Monday, protected by soldiers with machine guns. After the National Guard had been on duty for about a month, most of the strikers throughout the region decided to go back to work. (Source: South Carolina: A Guide to the Palmetto State by Federal Writers Project pg 420.)
    — Submitted November 3, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Monument Courtyard image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
5. Monument Courtyard
Monument Courtyard Walls image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
6. Monument Courtyard Walls
Chiquola Mill Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
7. Chiquola Mill Ruins
Chiquola Mill Ruins image. Click for full size.
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8. Chiquola Mill Ruins
Chiquola Mill -<br>South Offices image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
9. Chiquola Mill -
South Offices
Chiquola Mill Ruins -<br>Southwest Corner image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
10. Chiquola Mill Ruins -
Southwest Corner
Chiquola Mill Ruins -<br>West Wall image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
11. Chiquola Mill Ruins -
West Wall
Chiquola Mill Ruins -<br>West Wall image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
12. Chiquola Mill Ruins -
West Wall
Chiquola Mill Ruins -<br>West Wall image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
13. Chiquola Mill Ruins -
West Wall
Chiquola Mill Ruins -<br>Northwest Corner image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
14. Chiquola Mill Ruins -
Northwest Corner
Chiquola Mill Ruins -<br>North Wall image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
15. Chiquola Mill Ruins -
North Wall
Chiquola Mill Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
16. Chiquola Mill Ruins
Chiquola Mill Ruins -<br>Interior Office Hallway image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
17. Chiquola Mill Ruins -
Interior Office Hallway
Chiquola Mill Ruins -<br>Demolished Exterior Wall image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
18. Chiquola Mill Ruins -
Demolished Exterior Wall
Chiquola Mill Ruins -<br>Interior image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
19. Chiquola Mill Ruins -
Interior
Chiquola Mill Ruins -<br>Interior image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
20. Chiquola Mill Ruins -
Interior
Chiquola Mill Ruins -<br>Interior image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
21. Chiquola Mill Ruins -
Interior
Chiquola Mill Ruins -<br>Interior Restrooms image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
22. Chiquola Mill Ruins -
Interior Restrooms
Chiquola Mill Ruins -<br>Interior Lockers image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
23. Chiquola Mill Ruins -
Interior Lockers
Chiquola Mill Ruins -<br>Interior image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
24. Chiquola Mill Ruins -
Interior
Chiquola Mill Smokestack image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
25. Chiquola Mill Smokestack
Chiquola Mill Smokestack image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
26. Chiquola Mill Smokestack
Chiquola Mill Village Water Tower image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
27. Chiquola Mill Village Water Tower
Chiquola Mill Village Water Tower image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
28. Chiquola Mill Village Water Tower
Chiquola United Methodist Church -<br>North Facade image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
29. Chiquola United Methodist Church -
North Facade
Chiquola United Methodist Church -<br>Northeast Elevation image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 2, 2010
30. Chiquola United Methodist Church -
Northeast Elevation
 
 
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