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

Andrew Pickens

1739-1817

 
 
Andrew Pickens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2011
1. Andrew Pickens Marker
Inscription.
Partisan General, American Revolution for whom this county and town is named.

 
Erected 1977 by Woman's Club and Better Homes & Gardens Club of Pickens; Given by Daughters of W.C. White.
 
Location. 34° 53.083′ N, 82° 42.333′ W. Marker is in Pickens, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is on North Lewis Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pickens SC 29671, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hagood-Mauldin House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hagood-Mauldin House (within shouting distance of this marker); Pickens (within shouting distance of this marker); William M. Hagood (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Elinor Knight (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Ladd Cureton (about 500 feet away); Hovie Alexander Nealy (about 500 feet away); Elihu Griffin (about 600 feet away); Commissioners Appointed to Locate the Town of Pickens (about 600 feet away); Pickens County Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Pickens.
 
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1. Andrew Pickens
Andrew Pickens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2011
2. Andrew Pickens Marker
. Andrew Pickens (September 13, 1739 – August 11, 1817) was a militia leader in the American Revolution and a member of the United States House of Representatives from South Carolina. (Submitted on September 19, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Andrew Pickens Marker. Nearby marker which has the identical inscription. (Submitted on January 28, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Andrew Pickens (1739-1817)
Andrew Pickens, (grandfather of Francis Wilkinson Pickens), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Paxton, Bucks County, Pa., September 13, 1739; attended the common schools; moved with his parents to the Waxhaw settlement in South Carolina in 1752; served in the provincial militia in the campaign against the Cherokee Indians in 1760; entered the Revolutionary Army as captain of militia and attained the rank of brigadier general; commanded an expedition against the Cherokee Indians in 1782; member of the state house of representatives 1781-1794; one of the commissioners named to settle the boundary line between South Carolina and Georgia in 1787; member of the state constitutional convention in 1790; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress
Andrew Pickens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 13, 2011
3. Andrew Pickens Marker
(March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); appointed major general of militia in 1795; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1797; member of the state house of representatives 1800-1812; declined the nomination for governor in 1812; died in Tomassee, Pendleton District, S.C., August 11, 1817; interment in Old Stone Churchyard, near Pendleton, S.C. (Source: Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.)
    — Submitted September 19, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
Andrew Pickens (1739–1817) image. Click for full size.
Fort Hill Collection, Clemson, South Carolina
4. Andrew Pickens (1739–1817)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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