Blacksburg in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
—to a Pioneer Settler —
Who was born in
County Antrim, Ireland
Oct. 1, 1821 Emigrated to America, 1841
Died far from home, among
May 1, 1847
Interred in the
Newland Family Cemetery
Near Big Hill, Ky.
Location. 35° 7.427′ N, 81° 30.667′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from East Cherokee Street (U.S. 29). Click for map. Marker is located in the Blacksburg Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg SC 29702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blacksburg VFW Post 4941 Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); 19th Century Club World War Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); North Carolina/South Carolina (approx. 4.6 miles away in North Carolina); Cornwallis (approx. 4.6 miles away in North Carolina); Patrick Ferguson (approx. 4.6 miles away in North Carolina); Graham's Fort (approx. 5.7 miles away Kings Mountain Battleground (approx. 6.7 miles away in North Carolina); Frederick Hambright (approx. 6.8 miles away); October 6, 1780 (approx. 6.9 miles away); "Huzzah for Liberty!" (approx. 7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
Also see . . .
1. Newland Family Cemetery. Located by Walnut Flat Creek between Stanford and Crab Orchard (Submitted on July 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Cenotaph. A cenotaph is an "empty tomb" or a monument erected in honour of a person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere. (Submitted on December 18, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Dr. William Anderson 1847-1931
One of the most prominent physicians of Western York was born in Rutherfordton, N.C. in 1847. His father, who was also a physician, came to the United States from the north of Ireland about the year 1840, and his mother, who is still living, is a native of Rutherfordton though now a resident of Blacksburg. The Doctor joined the Army of Northern Virginia
One of the best informed best known and most popular men of the town is Dr. William Anderson. His father is a native of the north of Ireland, that part of the country noted for producing good people. Dr. Anderson was born in Rutherfordton, N.C. something near forty years ago. He joined the Army of Northern Virginia at the age of sixteen and fought as hard for the
William Anderson MD, a leading physician of Cherokee county and surgeon of the camp of Confederate veterans at Blacksburg, was born in Rutherfordton, N.C. November 14, 1847, the only child of Dr. William Anderson and his wife Mary Frances Bowen. His father was a native of Lisburn, County Antrim, Ireland who came to Bivinsville, now Glendale, Spartanburg county S.C. in 1842 at the age of nineteen years and after medicine under Dr. Bivins, attended lectures at the Transylvania college Lexington, Ky. and was graduated in March 1847. In the next month, he died leaving a young bride and a son subsequently born the subject of this sketch. On the maternal side Dr Anderson is descended from revolutionary ancestors. One of these his great grandfather, William Twitty by name, is remembered for his heroism in defending single handed the log fort in which his mother and other women and children took refuge from a party of British and Tories. Dr. Anderson studied under a Mr Leary who
— Submitted December 18, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South
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