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

Howard's Rock

 
 
Howard's Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 29, 2009
1. Howard's Rock Marker
Inscription.
From
Death Valley, CA.
to
Death Valley
Clemson, SC
Presented to
Coach Frank Howard
and the
Clemson Football Team
by
S.C. Jones '19
September 1966

 
Location. 34° 40.733′ N, 82° 50.517′ W. Marker is in Clemson, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is on Williamson Drive north of Fort Hill Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clemson SC 29631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Maxwell Poe Plaza (here, next to this marker); Memorial Park / The Scroll of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Calhoun Plantation Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the First Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Clemson Agricultural College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Hill Plantation Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Asbury F. Lever (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walter T. Cox, Jr. (approx. mile away); First Woman Graduate (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clemson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Howard's Rock. When the Clemson team gathers to run
Howard's Rock on Original Base<br>Coach Frank Howard image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
2. Howard's Rock on Original Base
Coach Frank Howard
down The Hill, the players rub Howard's Rock because of the mystical powers it is supposed to give Clemson players. (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Memorial Stadium > Howard's Rock. In the early 1960s, the rock was given to then head coach Frank Howard by a friend, Samuel Columbus Jones (Clemson Class of 1919). (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Gift from Death Valley became "Death Valley" tradition. Few college football traditions generate as much excitement and pageantry as Clemson's players rubbing Howard's Rock and running down the Hill before each home game at Memorial Stadium. (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Howard's Rock at Clemson University. Mounted on a pedestal overlooking Clemson's Memorial Stadium, Howard's Rock is one of the most visible traditions in all of college football. (Submitted on January 2, 2012, 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 620 times since then and 2 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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