Walhalla in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Patriot's Hall: Oconee Veterans Museum
Lest We Forget
—South Carolina National Heritage Corridor —
Built in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the “Old Rock Building” was constructed from rock found at nearby historic Stumphouse Tunnel. The building is owned by Oconee County. Before becoming the home to the Oconee Veteran's Museum, this building housed many county offices.
Oconee County is home to thousands of veterans who have served or are currently serving in the military. The museum stands to honor them and offers an opportunity for visitors to see first hand what veterans have contributed and often sacrificed for our country, our freedom and the world.
Inside the museum, historically significant military conflicts are arranged in chronological order beginning with the Revolutionary War. Military uniforms, equipment, weapons, documents, photographs and artwork are on display for visitors. A library features biographies, novels, reference materials concerning military history and also personal albums that have been donated by local veterans.
Patriots Hall is committed to recognizing the brave men and women from all branches of the military. Their stories represent tireless integrity, honor and pride in being an American soldier.
Erected 2011 by South Carolina National Heritage Corridor.
Marker series. Civilian Conservation Corps, and the South Carolina Heritage Corridor marker series.
Location. 34° 45.878′ N, 83° 4.113′ W. Marker is in Walhalla, South Carolina, in Oconee County. Marker is on Short Street east of South Church Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13 Short Street, Walhalla SC 29691, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. John A. Wagener (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel R.T. Jaynes (within shouting distance of this marker); The English School (within shouting distance of this marker); Oconee County Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Combat Infantrymen Monument (about 300 feet away); The Silver Rose (about 400 feet away); Duty, Honor, Country (about 400 feet away); John A. Wagener Monument (about 400 feet away); St. John’s Lutheran Church (about 400 feet away); Oconee Heritage Center (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Walhalla.
Also see . . .
1. Patriot's Hall: Oconee Veterans Museum. (Submitted on September 6, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. South Carolina Natioanl Heritage Corridor. Visit our Heritage Corridor Landscapes from the Blue Ridge Mountains (Submitted on September 6, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Military •
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