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Saluda in Saluda County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Flat Grove

The Bonham House

 
 
Flat Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
1. Flat Grove Marker
Inscription. Flat Grove was built in the 1770's by Jacob Smith of hand-hewn, heart-pine logs covered with clapboard. Alamo hero James Butler Bonham, son of James and Sophia Smith Bonham and grandson of Jacob Smith, was born in 1807 in the house, which is today the only extant birthplace of an Alamo hero.

The two-story, four-room structure was originally a dogtrot house with an open hall, which was later closed in when two rooms were added downstairs. Originally the kitchen was separate from the house but in the late 1800's, a kitchen was added behind the dining room.
 
Erected 2011 by South Carolina Heritage Corridor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina Heritage Corridor marker series.
 
Location. 34° 0.491′ N, 81° 41.983′ W. Marker is in Saluda, South Carolina, in Saluda County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 329 and Boyd Branch Road, on the left when traveling north on State Highway 329. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saluda SC 29138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cane Break (approx. 3.2 miles away); Mitchell Hill Advent Christian Chruch (approx. 3.2 miles away);
Flat Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
2. Flat Grove Marker
Savannah Bouknight Springs (approx. 3.5 miles away); Red Bank Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mr. Philemon B. Waters (approx. 3.9 miles away); Colonel William Barrett Travis (approx. 3.9 miles away); Saluda County Stockyard and Livestock Market (approx. 4 miles away); Butler Family Graves (approx. 4 miles away); Historic Saluda (approx. 4.1 miles away); Clock Donated to the Town of Saluda and Saluda County (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Saluda.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Bonham House. Flat Grove (also known as Winehall) was the birthplace of Alamo hero James Butler Bonham. (Submitted on April 10, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Notable South Carolinians - James Butler Bonham. Itís long been said that only the good die young. (Submitted on April 10, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. James Bonham. James Butler Bonham (February 20, 1807 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th century American soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. (Submitted on April 10, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Flat Grove Marker -<br>Bonham and Travis image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
3. Flat Grove Marker -
Bonham and Travis
James Butler Bonham (on left), twice sent as a messenger seeking reinforcements for the garrison at the Alamo, broke through the Mexican lines on March 3, 1836. He rode under heavy fire beck into the Alamo, becoming the last man to enter the doomed mission fortress.
 

4. Battle of the Alamo. The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. (Submitted on April 10, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, Mexican-American
 
Flat Grove image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
4. Flat Grove
Owner Carrie Herlong Boys and her nephew appear in an 1898 photograph of Flat Grove.
Flat Grove image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
5. Flat Grove
When Edwin Matthews gave Flat Grove to the Saluda County Historical Society in 1988, it was covered in vines, windows were broken out, part of the floor had collapsed, and sections of the roof were missing.
Flat Grove image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
6. Flat Grove
Flat Grove, birthplace of James Butler Bonham, has been restored by the Saluda County Historical Society and is open by appointment.
Flat Grove and Marker -<br>East Facade image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
7. Flat Grove and Marker -
East Facade
Flat Grove and Marker -<br>East Facade image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
8. Flat Grove and Marker -
East Facade
Flat Grove and Marker -<br>East Facade image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
9. Flat Grove and Marker -
East Facade
Flat Grove -<br>North Facade image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
10. Flat Grove -
North Facade
Flat Grove -<br>North Facade image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
11. Flat Grove -
North Facade
Flat Grove -<br>Northwest Elevation image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
12. Flat Grove -
Northwest Elevation
Flat Grove -<br>Southeast Elevation image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
13. Flat Grove -
Southeast Elevation
Flat Grove Outbuildings image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
14. Flat Grove Outbuildings
Flat Grove Well House image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
15. Flat Grove Well House
Flat Grove Building image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
16. Flat Grove Building
Flat Grove Barn image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 4, 2011
17. Flat Grove Barn
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 598 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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