“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

In Memoriam

Adolphus Nott Wood, of South Carolina and Millie Catherine Draper, of Alabama


(Dec. 17th, 1845 Oct. 8th,1932) (May 14th, 1856 Dec. 11th, 1894)

In Memoriam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
1. In Memoriam Marker
Married June 27th, 1874.
Came to Gaffney in August, 1876.
Merchant, Banker, President of Mills,
Business Leader, Builder of Homes and
Houses of Business, Philanthropist.
This building was erected by A.N. Wood
in 1881, being from the beginning Basement,
Street Floor, Mezzanine , and Wood's Hall.
In placing this tablet, we, their direct descendants,
wish to honor their memory and to
express perpetual gratitude to the people of
Cherokee County, both white and colored,
for their co-operation in the various business
ventures of our Father in which both they
and we are permanent beneficiaries.
October 8, 1933
The First Anniversary Of The Death Of
A.N. Wood

[Upper Plaque]:
In Honor of
Adoulphus Nott Wood
member of
3rd Battalion Reserve Forces
Co. F 15th South Carolina
Volunteer Infantry
Dedicated by: Moses Wood Camp 125
Sons of Confederate Veterans
May 2003

Erected 1933 by Wood Descendants.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 35° 4.527′ N,
In Memoriam Marker on the right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. In Memoriam Marker on the right
Building mentioned on marker; known as Basement Street Floor, Mezzanine , and Wood's Hall. Was last, a dining establishment.
81° 38.825′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Limestone Street (State Highway 150) and East Frederick Street (State Highway 18), on the right when traveling north on North Limestone Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 422 North Limestone, Gaffney SC 29340, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michael Gaffney Home (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cherokee County WW I Rememberence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cherokee County Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. James Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gaffney (approx. mile away); Michael Gaffney (approx. mile away); Gaffney Cornerstone (approx. mile away); Cherokee County Confederate Monument (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gaffney.
Regarding In Memoriam. Although located within the Gaffney Commercial Historic District, the building was not included as a contributing property. Although the building dates from the turn of the century, the current facade was added during the 1970s. (Source: Gaffney Commercial Historic District National Register Nomination Form, pg 4.)
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
A.N. Wood Building image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 6, 2011
3. A.N. Wood Building
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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