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

Cornelius Keith

 
 
Monument to Cornelius Keith image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2008
1. Monument to Cornelius Keith
Inscription.
Cornelius Keith
Born in Loch Lomond, Scotland
Of Royal Lineage
1715 Scottish Royal Seal 1808
Dating from 1010 A.D.

Original pioneer of Oolenoy settlement.
Started about 1743, married Juda Thompson.
Reared twelve children. One son was
Colonel Cornelius Keith, Revolutionary
was hero whose wife was Mary Lafoone.

 
Location. 34° 59.667′ N, 82° 38.5′ W. Marker is in Pumpkintown, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker can be reached from Miracle Hill Road (State Road 39-298). Click for map. Marker is located in the Oolenoy Baptist Church cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 Miracle Hill Road, Pickens SC 29671, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oolenoy Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornelius Keith - 1715-1808 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pumpkintown (approx. 0.8 miles away); Granite and Gravity (approx. 3.4 miles away); A CCC Classic (approx. 3.8 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 3.8 miles away); Beliefs Set in Stone
Cornelius Keith Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2008
2. Cornelius Keith Plaque
(approx. 4 miles away); Parkitecture (approx. 4.1 miles away); Table Rock State Park (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pumpkintown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cornelius Keith Arrives In Cherokee Land. Cornelius Keith was born in 1715 in Loch Lomond, Scotland. When he was still a child, he came with his parents to Virginia and settled on the Roanoke River, Brunswick County. (Submitted on September 20, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. History of the Keith Family by Barbara Eades. Not withstanding the several differing accounts that have circulated, with regard to this family's origins, it is presently and generally believed to originate, on this continent with the arrival of a Cornelius Keith who was born ca. 1695, Loch Lamond, Scotland. (Submitted on September 20, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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