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Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain

 
 
Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 3, 2011
1. Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain Marker
Inscription.
The idea for a memorial fountain to honor General Robert Anderson, the American Revolutionary hero for whom our county is named, was part of an overall plan to beautify downtown Anderson. Through the efforts of Mrs. Rufus Fant and the Anderson Civic Association, a small park was designed to surround the fountain, replacing the old hitching post area. Along the base of the fountain are the names of the officers of the Anderson Civic Association, the casting date "1905", and the dedication to General Robert Anderson.

The original location of the fountain was the east side of the downtown 1898 County Courthouse. In 1977, the fountain was moved several yards to the east for a more centered location in Johnston Park. It would remain in that location until it was dismantled in 1993. The fountain was in storage until a grass root fundraising effort, spearheaded by the citizens of Anderson County, saw the restoration of the fountain and its installation at the present museum location. The Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Anderson County.
 
Erected 2010 by Anderson County Museum.
 
Location. 34° 30.583′ N, 82° 38.933′ W. Marker is in Anderson, South Carolina
Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 3, 2011
2. Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain Marker
, in Anderson County. Marker can be reached from East Greenville Street (State Highway 81). Click for map. Marker is located at the southern end of the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 East Greenville Street, Anderson SC 29621, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Reformer (within shouting distance of this marker); Frierson School House (within shouting distance of this marker); James Lawrence Orr (within shouting distance of this marker); Orr Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Boy High School (within shouting distance of this marker); "Old Reformer" Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); McGee Harness Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Girls High School (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia "Jennie" Gilmer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anderson County Library (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Anderson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Robert Anderson. Robert Anderson (1741 – 1813) was a brigadier general in the colonial militia and a surveyor. (Submitted on May 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Anderson County Museum. The Anderson County Museum collects, preserves, and interprets artifacts that document the history of Anderson County and educates a diverse audience by creating
Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, 1908
3. Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain
a place where visitors find meaning in learning the local, regional, and national significance of Anderson County and its citizens. (Submitted on May 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & Patriotism
 
Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 3, 2011
4. Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain and Marker
Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain, Courthouse Square Photo, Click for full size
By National Register Nomination Form, 1978
5. Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain, Courthouse Square
Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 3, 2011
6. Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain
Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 3, 2011
7. Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain
Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 3, 2011
8. Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain
Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain -<br>Southeast Base Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 3, 2011
9. Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain -
Southeast Base
Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain -<br>North Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 3, 2011
10. Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain -
North Inscription
President
Mrs. Rufus Fant

1st Vice-President
Mars. J.J. Fretwell

Secretary
Mrs. J.M. Patrick

Treasurer
Mrs. J.E. Breazeale
Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain -<br>Southwest Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 3, 2011
11. Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain -
Southwest Inscription
Dedicated to
the Memory of
of General
Robert E. Anderson
Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain -<br>Southeast Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 3, 2011
12. Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain -
Southeast Inscription
By the Civic
Association of
Anderson, S.C.
1905
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 784 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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