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Abbeville County Markers
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — "Big Bob"
This Alarm Bell Was Acquired During The Term Of Robert McGowan Hill Mayor, 1892 - 1898 And Named For Him. — Map (db m11852) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Abbeville County Confederate Monument
South: Ship's Anchor 1861-1865 "The world shall yet decide, In truth's clear, far-off light, That the soldiers who wore the gray, and died With Lee were in the right!" ---------- "Brave men may die - right has no death; Truth never shall pass away." ---------- "Come from the four winds, O breath and breathe upon these slain, That they may live." South Base: "On fame's eternal camping ground Their silent tents are spread And glory . . . — Map (db m11279) WM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Abbeville County Courthouse (1908)
Abbeville's 6th courthouse - designed in beaux arts classical style by Edwards & Walter of Atlanta - dedicated in 1908 with City Hall/Opera House. (Two buildings indirectly financed by profits from Abbeville Dispensary, only one still operating above Columbia.) • 1st Courthouse - wooden frame building, pulled down in 1825. • 2nd Courthouse (c. 1825) - two-story brick building demolished after discovery of workmen's fraud (kaolin used instead of lime in mortar). • 3rd Courthouse (c. . . . — Map (db m14870) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Abbeville County Veterans Memorial
In Grateful Memory Of our loves ones from Abbeville County who stand in the unbroken lines of patriots who have dared to die that freedom might live and grow and increase its blessings. World War I Sam Adams, Cleveland Allen, William A. Bobo, Willie A. Bonds, Clarence Boyd, John Bryant, Paul Butler, Jake Childs, Brodas W. Davis, William Donaldson, Edgar E. Eakin, Eugene B. Gary, Jr., Amos Glover, Earl A. Hall, Sam Harkness, William Houston, Claude Eugene Hughes, Eugene . . . — Map (db m11859) WM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Abbeville Opera House (1908)
Abbeville was a railway stopover for "road companies" traveling eastern seaboard from New York to Atlanta so town included an Opera House in its new municipal building designed by Edwards & Walter of Atlanta. • Dedicated October 1st, 1908 along with Court House • October 10th "The Great Divide" opened on its 7500 square foot stage • Many well known artists appeared in 250 live performances staged by traveling companies including dramas, minstrel shows, vaudeville • 1910 . . . — Map (db m10354) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Abbeville Square — A Stately County Square
The heart of Abbeville's Historic District is the magnificent tree-shaded Court Square. Located here is the replica of the original Confederate Monument erected in August, 1906 by the Daughters of the Confederacy, an old iron bell once used as the town fire alarm, and the Humane Society Alliance Fountain. We hope you'll take time to visit the many significant historic buildings that stand watch over the Square while in Abbeville. Belmont Inn Opened in 1903 as the Eureka Hotel, . . . — Map (db m12097) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-4 — Abbeville's Confederate Colonels
Augustus J. Lythgoe, 19 S.C. Inf. Killed Murfreesboro, 1862 J. Foster Marshall, Orr's Rifles Killed Second Manassas, 1862 George M. Miller, Orr's Rifles Wounded Spotsylvania, 1864 James M. Perrin, Orr's Rifles Killed Chancellorsville, 1863 Thomas Thomson, Moore's Rifles Served Oct. 22, 1861-Dec. 10, 1863 Map (db m10625) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Belmont Inn (1903)
Opened August 1903 as $30,000 hotel "The Eureka" under management W.T. McFall. Built to cater to "drummers" of the textile trade with 30 rooms and 1 public bath. Banquet rooms used to show their wares while Curtain Call Lounge was a barber shop. Touring theatre companies performing at Opera House also stayed there during railway stopovers in Abbeville. Closed in early 1970s but restored and reopened in 1984 as "Belmont Inn" full service hotel with 25 rooms. — Map (db m7169) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-5 — Birthplace of Calhoun
On this land settled by his father Patrick Calhoun in the 1750s, defended against the Indians in the Cherokee War and the enemies of liberty in the American Revolution, John Caldwell Calhoun, American statesman and champion of the old South, was born March 18, 1782, and nurtured to young manhood. — Map (db m10626) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Bowie — Christian Pioneers
Front (East) Inscription Abraham Boey came from Sterlingshire, Scotland to Charles County, Md. about 1700. His son John had six sons, one being Rhodi who married Ann Price. Rhodi's six children moved to Abbeville County, S.C. ca. 1802-1815. Four are buried in Old Bowie Burial Ground ½ mile north. They are: Eli Bowie, Rhodi's oldest son, came to S.C. about 1802. Married Katherine Franklin. Founded Gilgal Methodist Church. Many descendants. Catherine, Spinster. First . . . — Map (db m43827) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-3 — Bowie Family Memorial
Erected by the descendants of Abraham Bowie, born in Scotland and settled in Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland, about 1700 A.D. The family of his grandson Rhody Bowie, moved to Abbeville County, South Carolina about 1800. Eli Bowie, son of Rhody Bowie, established Gilgal Church in 1817. This church is located two miles east of this memorial and is the site of the Bowie reunion each year. — Map (db m9338) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-7 — Burt-Stark House / Jefferson Davis’s Flight
Burt-Stark House When Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, left Richmond after its fall in April 1865, he traveled south, trying to reach and rally the remnants of his army. On May 2, he spent the night at the home of Col. Armistead Burt. In 1971, Burt’s grand-niece Mary Stark Davis gave this historic house and all its furnishings to Abbeville's Historic Preservation Commission. Jefferson Davis’s Flight Here, at the home of Colonel Burt, President Jefferson Davis held . . . — Map (db m10564) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Clarence E. Pressley
In Memory of Clarence E. Pressley A Son of Abbeville, South Carolina Businessman - Humanitarian - Leader Friend - Mentor - Family Protector. — Map (db m25197) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-18 — Colonial Block House/Fort Pickens
Colonial Block House A "block house," a log building on a stone foundation, stood SE on Parker Creek from ca. 1767 into the 1850's. It was built by Andrew Pickens (1759-1817), later a militia general in the American Revolution, a state representative and senator, and a U.S. Congressman. Pickens married Rebecca Calhoun in 1765, moved to the Long Canes settlement, and built his home nearby. Fort Pickens The block house was an outpost near the boundary between Indian lands and white . . . — Map (db m77340) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Conservation Cabin
Built by James Fell in 1815 in the Cedar Springs area of old Abbeville District — Map (db m11863) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Constitution Tree
This Living Legacy was Planted to Commemorate the Bicentennial of the Signing of the United States Constitution 1787-1987 — Map (db m43733) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — First Burial in Long Cane Cemetery
In memory of the first person, a young girl whose name is unknown. Buried here about 1760. The story goes that she was visiting the Lesly family and died as a result of injuries sustained while they were making lye soap. John Lesly and his brother, Thomas, who lived not far apart, set off walking from their homes and where they met they established this Lesly graveyard that was later renamed Upper Long Cane Cemetery. This marker is placed on her grave in 2008 by members of the Upper . . . — Map (db m18756) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — First Secession Meeting Boulder
This stone marks the spot where the first secession speeches were made. — Map (db m25192) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — First Secession Meeting Columns
Northwest "Lord God of Hosts, Be With Us Yet, Lest We Forget, Lest We Forget On the hillside in the rear of this memorial on November 22, 1860, the first organized secession meeting was held. On that day the ancient artillery company, the Southern Rights Dragoons, and companies of minute-men from Abbeville, Greenwood, Cokesbury, Ninety-Six, Bradley, Due West, Donalds, Wickliffe, and Calhoun's Mill marched in line together with an immence concourse of loyal citizens; . . . — Map (db m11691) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Forest Lawn Memory Gardens Veterans Monument
West Facade Seal of the U.S. Army World War II Dedicated to the Glory of God and to the Men of All Wars South Facade Seal of the U.S. Navy World War I In Loving Memory of Our Sons Who Gave Their Lives East Facade Seal of the U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam Dedicated to All Men in the Valhalla Which All Heroes Ascend North Facade Seal of the U.S. Air Force Korea In Memory and . . . — Map (db m41335) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Fort Pickens
This stone marks the place where, in 1767, Gen. Andrew Pickens built a Block House as a place of refuge against the Indians. It was used as a fort during the Revolutionary War and was known as Fort Pickens. — Map (db m18765) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Harbison College President's Home
The National Register of Historic Places: Harbison College President's Home — Map (db m37607) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Henry McNeal Turner
Historical Bicentennial marker in memory of Henry McNeal Turner 1834-1915 Birthplace: Newberry, South Carolina - Boyhood home: Abbeville, South Carolina Missionary Pioneer to South Africa, Liberation Theologian, Social and Political Activist, First Black United States Military Chaplain, Consecrated Twelfth Bishop, African Methodist Episcopal Church -- 1880 -- Senior Bishop Henry Wendell Murph Active Bishops John Hurst Adams, Richard Allen Hildebrand, Samuel . . . — Map (db m20249) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Humane Society Alliance Fountain (1912)
One of 125 watering troughs/fountains presented to communities around the U.S. in early 1900's by National Humane Alliance with endowment from Herman Lee Ensign, founder. Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865-1932), actress/activist (husband president of the Alliance) was instigator of campaign to improve lot of workhorses & donated proceeds from her performances to fund these watering troughs. Abbeville's 5-ton fountain, one of the few still in original location, installed as watering trough in 1912. . . . — Map (db m11856) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Last Cabinet Meeting Marker
This tablet was placed here to commemorate the last meeting of the Confederate States Cabinet which was held in the Burt House near by directly in front of this stone. The following cabinet members were present: Jefferson Davis, President Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary of State John C. Breckenridge, Secretary of War S.R. Mallory, Secretary of Navy John H. Reagan, Post Master Gen'l ---------- A council of war was held at the same time with the . . . — Map (db m73949) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Lebanon Presbyterian Church — 1821-1963
[Left Plaque]: Original building of 1827 replaced by present building in 1963. standing on this rock, the first sermon was preached by Rev. R.B. Carter in 1820. The following ministers have faithfully served this church: Rev. Richard B. Carter 1821-1831 Rev. Isaac Waddell 1832-1837 Rev. Charles Martin 1837-1838 Rev. James F. Gibert 1838-1882 Dr. J.O. Lindsay 1883-1900 Rev. J.C. Henderson 1903-1904 Rev. L.W. Brown 1904-1906 Rev. J.B. Hilhouse 1907-1924 Rev. J.R. . . . — Map (db m37588) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-16 — Long Cane Cemetery
[Front]: This cemetery, sometimes called Upper Long Cane Cemetery, dates from 1760. It includes the graves of some of the most prominent families of this area from the Colonial era to the present. The first marked grave is the field stone of John Lesly, inscribed "A.D. 1776." The granite entrance pillars and stone wall were built in 1935 as a memorial to veterans of eight wars who are buried here. The cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. . . . — Map (db m50740) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-8 — Maj. Thomas D. Howie — The Major of St. Lτ
[Front]: Birthplace of Thomas Dry Howie (1908–1944), World War II hero famous as “The Major of St. Lτ,” Abbeville High School, Class of 1925. The Citadel, Class of 1929, where he was an all-state football player and was president of his class. Coach and teacher, Staunton Military Academy, Staunton Va., 1929-1941. Lt., 116th Inf. Va. National Guard, 1941. Promoted to major; served at regimental H.Q. until [Reverse]: July 1944, when he took command of the . . . — Map (db m9344) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Major Thomas Dry Howie — Commander, 2nd Battalion, 116th Infantry, 29th Division U.S. Army — 1908–1944
Abbeville honors herself in honoring her son The Major of St. Lo. He fell during the liberation of Normandy and was taken by his troops into St. Lo. His flag-draped body was enshrined in the ruins of Ste. Croix Church and was saluted by his passing soldiers. Buried in St. Lauren Military Cemetery Dead in France • Deathless in Fame — Map (db m9732) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Marie Cromer Seigler
[4-H Symbol] In Memory of Marie Cromer Seigler Native of Abbeville County Founder of 4-H 1883 - 1964 — Map (db m43653) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Marilyn Anne McKinney
In Memory of Marilyn Anne McKinney President of the Rhodi Bowie Family Historical Society from 1989 until her death June 17, 1995. She was an outstanding leader earning our love and support. — Map (db m20781) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-11 — McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House
Front: This 1888 Queen Anne house was the home of Gen. Samuel McGowan (1819-1897) until his death. McGowan, a lawyer, Confederate general, and jurist born in Laurens Co., had moved to Abbeville in 1841. He was an officer during the Mexican War and in the S.C. militia after it. During the Civil War he commanded the 14th S.C. Infantry 1862-63 and commanded a S.C. brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia 1863-65. Reverse: After 1865 McGowan bought a house on this lot. . . . — Map (db m21732) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Old Bank Building (ca. 1865)
Designed by S. Henry James to house first Bank of South Carolina in the Upstate (later became National Bank of Abbeville). One of oldest remaining buildings on the Square after a series of downtown fires in 1870s destroyed much of downtown. Bank lobby features series of 1922 paintings by Wilbur Kurtz depicting a hundred years of Abbeville's history from Gen. Andrew Pickens to Jefferson Davis' Last War Council Meeting. (Remained a bank until end of 1995 when donated to the City by Nations Bank.) — Map (db m11918) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Operation Desert Shield / Storm Monument — Lest We Forget
A Tribute to the Men and Women of Abbeville County Who Served in the Military in Operation Desert Shield Operation Desert Storm August 2, 1990 ----- February 28, 1991 — Map (db m11860) WM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Parsons Mountain — Land Renewed
At 832 feet, Parsons Mountain holds the title of the highest point in the general geographic area surrounding Parsons Mountain. Mr. James Parsons, the mountain's namesake, acquired it through a land grant in 1772. In the mid 1800s, gold was discovered on the mountain, further adding interest to the area. Long before Mr. Parsons, American Indians lived in and used these rich, productive forests. Settlers in the 1770s worked the land, obtaining what they could from agricultural practices, . . . — Map (db m43727) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Parsons Mountain World War II Memorial — In Memoriam
This Parson's Mountain Recreation Center is Dedicated to the Memory of the Men of Abbeville County, Who Gave Their Lives in World War II, 1941 — 1945, for the Freedom of Mankind. — Map (db m43732) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-1 — Patrick Calhoun Burial Grounds
5.5 miles southeast is the burial ground of Patrick and Martha Caldwell Calhoun, Parents of John C. Calhoun; Deputy Surveyor 1756; First Representative from Up Country to Commons House of Assembly, 1769-1772; Member of First Provincial Congress, 1775; Second, 1775-1776; General Assembly, 1776; and frequently after until his death, 1796. His greatest service to his state was his successful fight for the Circuit Courts Act, 1762. Across the road is his home site. — Map (db m10627) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 01-17 — Quay-Wardlaw House
Front: This house, built ca. 1786, is thought to be the oldest house in Abbeville. It was built as a two-story log building by John Quay, who also ran a tavern here. He sold it ca. 1798 to James Wardlaw (1767-1842) and his wife, Quay's stepdaughter Hannah Clarke (1778-1825). James Wardlaw was the Abbeville postmaster and Abbeville District deputy clerk of court 1796-1800, then clerk of court 1800-1838. Ten of the Wardlaws' eleven children were born in this house. . . . — Map (db m86812) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Secession Hill
One of the first organized mass meetings held here on November 22, 1860, to launch South Carolina's secession from the Union. Judge A.G. Magrath of Charleston, urged "immediate action on the part of South Carolina at any & every hazard", followed by Gen. M.L. Bonham, Cong. McGowan, Major Armistead Burt & others. Resolutions unanimously adopted favoring secession of the State. Committee of twenty appointed nominees Edward Noble, John A. Calhoun, Thomas Thompson, John H. Wilson & D.L. Wardlaw to . . . — Map (db m11686) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-14 — Secession Hill
[Front]: On November 22, 1860, a mass meeting on this site was one of the first held in the South after Abraham Lincoln’s election as president on November 6. A procession from the town square, numbering 2,000 to 3,000, made its way to a grove here, near the Greenville & Columbia RR depot. Many in the crowd wore palmetto cockades as bands played, militia and volunteer companies marched with flags and banners, and some units even fired cannon salutes. [Reverse]: Andrew G. . . . — Map (db m41700) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan House
Queen Anne style Architecture Built in 1888 Once Owned by Confederate Gen. Samuel McGowan and by WWII Gen. W.E. Barksdale Donated by J.D. Bundy in 1989 to the Abbeville County Historical Society Now serves as Headquarters for the Society and the Jane Greene Center for the Arts — Map (db m16129) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — The Law Offices of John C. Calhoun
Near here, from 1807 to 1817, were situated the law offices of John C. Calhoun. Born in the Long Canes District of Abbeville March 18, 1782. Died, Washington D.C. March 31, 1850. Member of Congress 1811-1817 Secretary of War 1817-1825 Vice President of the United States 1825-1832 United States Senator 1832-1842, 1845-1850 Secretary of State 1844-1845 — Map (db m7352) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — The Old Livery Stable
The original livery stable on this site is believed to have been built in the 1840s. It was a wooden structure, and was lost during a devastating fire in 1872 that also destroyed much of downtown Abbeville. The current brick and masonry livery stable was built in the late 1870s on the site of the original building. After the advent of the automobile, the building was used as a warehouse for a number of decades. In 2002, the building was generously donated by Mrs. Margaret Flynn Bowie and . . . — Map (db m41130) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — This Water Fountain
This Water Fountain Dedicated to The United States Armed Forces by Abbeville American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 2 November 11, 1980 — Map (db m11883) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-10 — Thomas Chiles Perrin House
[Front]: The Greek Revival residence of Thomas Chiles Perrin (1805-1878), prominent Abbeville District lawyer, planter, businessman, and politician, stood here from 1858 until it burned in 1877. When completed the house was described as "one of the finest and most commodious mansions in the State." Perrin served as mayor, state representative and senator, and for many years as president of the Greenville & Columbia RR. [Reverse]: In December 1860, as chair of the . . . — Map (db m9358) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Trinity Episcopal Church — Abbeville's Gothic Revival Church
Trinity Episcopal Church is the oldest standing church in Abbeville. With its classic Gothic architecture and 125-foot steeple, it dominates the Abbeville skyline. Built by a congregation made prosperous by the economy of cotton in the antebellum period, it was constructed in 1859-60 as clouds gathered for a war that would radically change their way of life forever. Marshall Memorial Memorial to Colonel and Mrs. J. Foster Marshall. Colonel Marshall is one of three lost colonels of . . . — Map (db m11921) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — William Bartram Trail — Traced 1773-1777 — South Atlantic Region
In 1775, William Bartram visited several days at "Lough-Abber" home of A. Cameron, en route north to the Cherokee country. — Map (db m44723) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Calhoun Falls — Calhoun Falls World War I and II Veterans Monument
[North] In Memory of those who lost their lives in World War I and II [South] Burton, Harold A. Clark, Marshall L. Clark, Paul Cox, Clarence W. Davis, Broadus Hagood, Martin D. Hilley, Jack Hilley, James McClellan, Sam McNain, James Norris, E. Boyce Tucker, David O. Taggart, George — Map (db m25199) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Calhoun Falls — 1-2 — Millwood — Home of James Edward Calhoun
Half mile southeast is Millwood, home of James Edward Calhoun, 1796-1898, son of John Ewing and Floride Bonneau Calhoun and brother-in-law of John C. Calhoun. After serving as lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, he developed Millwood, which ultimately included 25,000 acres. Seeing the value of Trotter's Shoals, a part of this estate, he was among the first to encourage the use of Southern water power. — Map (db m9439) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Calhoun Falls — Olin D. Johnston Memorial Boulevard
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South Carolina (Abbeville County), Calhoun Falls — Richard B. Russell Dam — Flood Control, Electric Power, and Recreation
On the upper Savannah River near Elberton, Ga., and Calhoun Falls, S.C. lies the Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake -- authorized for construction by the Flood Control Act of 1966 for the purposes of hydropower generation, recreation and flood control. Originally known as Trotters Shoals, the dam site is situated about midway between the J. Strom Thurmond and Hartwell dams and lake projects of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District. The Russell Project Construction of the . . . — Map (db m15876) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Calhoun Falls — Welcome to Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area
Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area is located on Lake Russell, one of South Carolina's most popular and undeveloped large reservoirs. Lake Russell was created in 1984 and the 26,650-acre reservoir is surrounded by another 26,000 acres of public land. Calhoun Falls gets its name form the first settler, James Edward Calhoun, who settled near rocky shoals on the Savannah River that are now under the lake. The lake provides excellent fishing for bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish. The 318-acre . . . — Map (db m41448) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Donalds — 1-9 — Boonesborough Township (1763)
Surveyed in 1762 by Patrick Calhoun and named for Gov. Thomas Boone, this 20,500-acre township was one of four townships laid out west of Ninety-Six as a buffer between white and Cherokee lands. In 1763 Scots-Irish families began to settle in the area near Long Cane, Park's and Chickasaw Creeks. The headwaters of Long Cane Creek are 500 feet south; the Cherokee Path crossed the township boundary one mile south. — Map (db m10605) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Donalds — Templeton-Drake Cabin ca. 1764
Dedicated to Jane Byrd Wilson Sept. 19,1939 - March 17, 2000 She worked to preserve the valuable heritage of the Boonesborough Township — Map (db m12103) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Donalds — The Donalds Grange No. 497 — Patrons of Husbandry and Literacy
The Donalds Grange No. 497 is significant for both its architecture and its contribution to the social development of the community and Abbeville County. For these reasons, Donalds Grange No. 497, Patrons of Husbandry, was entered into the National Register of Historic Places on January 9, 1995. Construction in 1935 by local Works Progress Administration (WPA) labor on land donated by W. Maxie Agnew, the building served originally as the home of the town hall, the grange, and the public . . . — Map (db m12112) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Due West — Abbeville County — Rich in History and Natural Resources
Named after the city in France, Abbeville County has a rich historical and cultural heritage. The town of Abbeville, the county seat, is known for its quaint tree-lined square with bricked streets; the famous 1908 historic Opera House and its companion building, the Courthouse; the historic "pink" church, Trinity Episcopal, with its soaring spire; and fine Victorian homes like the Burt-Stark Mansion, a National Historic Landmark. The town of Due West is home to the 19th century Erskine . . . — Map (db m14843) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Due West — 1-13 — Action at Pratt's Mill
[Front]: The last action of the Revolution in this part of S.C. was at Pratt's Mill, a grist mill on the Little River owned by Joseph Pratt. On October 30, 1781, an outpost of 30 Patriots at the mill, under Capt. John Norwood, was surprised by 30 Loyalists and Cherokees under Col. William "Bloody Bill" Cunningham. Norwood, who was wounded, was the only casualty on either side. [Reverse]: The Patriots fled, leaving behind 30 horses and most of their weapons; the Loyalists . . . — Map (db m20821) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Due West — Angela Marlow Newton — Class of 1995
The initial gift and a substantial contribution toward the construction of this sign were donated by members of the Class of 1995 as a memorial to their classmate, Angela Marlow Newton, whose untimely death in her senior year at Erskine College touched the members of the class and the Erskine community. Erskine College also expresses appreciation to the members of the Class of 1998 and others who gave generously to this project. — Map (db m12098) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Due West — Bryson College Memorial — Living Water
In gratitude for the lasting benefits Bryson College provided for so many students, her Alumni and Friends have provided this Memorial Fountain to perpetuate the "Associate Reformed Presbyterian College in the West." This fountain is dedicated in memory of the first President of Bryson College, Dr. Hunter Bryson Blakely, his successors, faculty, personnel, all Bryson Alumni and Friends of the College. Bryson College was founded in Fayetteville, Tennessee, in 1919 and closed in 1929, merging . . . — Map (db m14782) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Due West — Camp-Walker Plaza
Given to the Camp-Younts Foundation and Harry W. Walker In honor of the Camp family's commitment to Erskine. — Map (db m14896) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Due West — 1-6 — Due West
As early as 1765 the site 6 miles NW known to the Indians as Yellow Water, where the Keowee Path crossed the Cherokee line, was called DeWitt's Corner. In 1777 a treaty between S.C. and the Cherokee Indians was signed there. The present town was first called Due West Corner. Here in 1839 Erskine College the state's first 4-year church college was founded by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. — Map (db m10602) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Due West — Erskine College — South Carolina's First Four-Year Church-Related College
Erskine College was founded in 1839 by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church as South Carolina's first four-year church-related college. The college grew out of an academy for men established in 1835 and seminary founded two years later at Due West. In 1859 Due West Woman's College was founded and continued for 70 years until it was merged with Erskine in 1929. Today Erskine's academic excellence as a liberal arts college continues with consistent ranking among the country's . . . — Map (db m14793) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Due West — Rev. J.I. Bonner Monument
Southwest Side: Founder of the Due West Female College and for near twenty two years its President 1859-1881 Northeast Side: Erected By the Alumnae and affectionately inscribed to the Memory of Rev. J.I. Bonner D.D. — Map (db m15790) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Due West — William Moffatt Grier
Citizen, Soldier, Educator, Servant of Christ. Born Feb. 11, 1843 Died Sept. 3, 1899. President of Erskine College from 1871 to 1899. His service is measured not by years but by results. He still lives in hundreds of useful lives to which he gave inspiration and guidance - Life's work well done, Life's race well run. Life's crown well won, Now comes rest. — Map (db m14835) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Honea Path — 1-15 — Broadmouth Baptist Church
[Front]: This church, named for nearby Broadmouth Creek, was organized in 1837 with nine charter members. Rev. William P. Martin was its first minister, and William Long and Noah Riddle Reeve were its first deacons. This tract was purchased from Jesse Gent in 1838. By 1850 the church had 213 members, both white and black. The present sanctuary, the second on this site, was built in 1954. [Reverse]: After the Civil War, former slaves left to organize New Broadmouth . . . — Map (db m36914) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Honea Path — John Callaham - Zachariah Carwile Memorial
John Callaham Born in Virginia 1770 Migrated to South Carolina 1790 Died Level Land 1855 First Wife, Nancy Jarrett - Three of Twelve Children of This Union Married Sons of Zachariah Carwile. Second Wife, Nancy Pinson - Eleven Children by This Marriage. Donated Land for Little River Church Property. Zachariah Carwile Born in Goochland County, Virginia 1750 Died, Level Land 1841. Lies in Unmarked Grave in This Cemetery. Soldier of Revolutionary War. Fought at . . . — Map (db m49923) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Honea Path — Southside Baptist Church — Formerly Goose Creek
April 1, 1962 Relocated & Renamed Rev. Dale Ashley, Pastor June 2, 1985 Auditorium Dedicated Rev. Norton Craig, Pastor November 22, 1987 Mortgage Burned Rev. Jimmy Smith, Pastor On this 25th Anniversary To God We Give Praise — Map (db m37558) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Honea Path — 01-20 — Treaty of DeWitt's Corner
[Front]: In May 1777 a delegation of roughly 600 Cherokee and representatives from South Carolina and Georgia met near this spot to engage in negotiations that would end fighting in the Second Cherokee war, 1776-1777. On May 20, 1777 the parties signed the Treaty of DeWitt's Corner, which provided for an end to hostilities, prisoner returns, and large land concessions by the Lower Cherokee. [Reverse]: The territory ceded included present day Anderson, Greenville, . . . — Map (db m87309) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Lowndesville — Bartlett Tucker Family Cemetery
Forty graves in this cemetery containing the remains of Bartlett Tucker (1874-1861) and members of his family were relocated to this spot from 0.22 acres s/w known as Tract No. 1300 C-2 in 1983. There were no identifiable marked graves. The Tucker family moved from this area in December 1906. — Map (db m58757) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Lowndesville — Harpers Ferry Drowning
Drowned April 4, 1920 East Inscription Robert Manning June 12, 1900 Inez Manning May 23, 1897 Annie L. Manning March 18, 1904 Alice Bradshaw Dec. 20, 1907 Lucy Bradshaw March 14, 1903 West Inscription W. Lester Waters Oct. 24, 1855 Lollie S. Waters Nov. 6, 1899 Alice Meschine Aug. 7, 1906 Charlie Meschine Feb. 4, 1904 Albert Sutherland June 27, 1964 — Map (db m57903) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Lowndesville — 1-12 — Lowndesville
[Front]: This town, established in 1823, grew up around a store owned by Matthew Young (1803-1876), who was also postmaster 1831-43. It was first called Pressly's Station, for the post office opened in 1823 with David Pressly (1764-1834) as postmaster. The town was renamed Rocky River in 1831 and then Lowndesville in 1836 for William Lowndes (1782-1822), U.S. Congressman 1811-22. [Reverse]: Lowndesville, incorporated in 1839, had about 150 inhabitants for most of its . . . — Map (db m9397) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Lowndesville — Lowndesville Veterans Monument
Dedicated to all Veterans of Lowndesville Abbeville County, S.C. to the Honor and Memory of Those Who Bravely Served to Keep Our Country a Land of Freedom [East Facing, Left Inscription] U.S. Air Force Seal / U.S. Marine Corps Seal Sgt Ray N. "Joe" Adams Sgt Maj William J. Adams Maj Mary E. Alexander Pvt Floyd L. Alewine Sgt Charles L. Boles Sgt Singleton S. Boles Pvt Collis H. Bones T/Sgt Herman H. Bonds* Cpl Randolph A. Bonds Cpl Richard O. Bonds . . . — Map (db m42418) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Lowndesville — W.D. Nixon Bridge
Named in 1982 in honor of a dedicated public servant and ardent supporter of the construction of Richard B. Russell Dam Member, S.C. House 1949 — 1953 Served also as Chairman Abbeville County Council Mayor, Lowndesville County Chairman Democratic Party — Map (db m9442) HM
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