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McCormick County South Carolina – Historical Markers

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By Brian Scott, September 20, 2008
Andre Guillebeau Marker
South Carolina (McCormick County), Bordeaux — Andre Guillebeau
American Revolution Patriot Sacred To the Memory of 1764 Huguenot Immigrant Andre Guillebeau Who Died in 1814 Age 75 Years Born near Bordeaux, France. Was one of group under the leadership of the Reverend Jean Louis Gilbert, who, . . . — Map (db m11650) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Bordeaux — De La Howe Hall
Lethe Agricultural Seminary, founded 1797, was moved to this site in 1918 when it became a state school with the name changed to John De La Howe. A granite building with all facilities was built in sections from 1919 through 1925. Trustees . . . — Map (db m9408) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Bordeaux — 33-5 — Guillebeau Home and Family Cemetery
[Front]: One half mile west is the pioneer home of Andre Guillebeau, a member of the original Huguenot group which settled New Bordeaux in 1764, having fled from the persecution in France under the leadership of the Reverend Jean Louis . . . — Map (db m9377) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Bordeaux — 33-12 — John De La Howe / John De La Howe School
John De La Howe Dr. John De La Howe, a French physician, came to South Carolina in 1764 and settled in the New Bordeaux community by the 1760s. His will left most of his estate, including Lethe Plantation, to the Agricultural Society of South . . . — Map (db m9406) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Bordeaux — John De La Howe Forest
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South Carolina (McCormick County), Bordeaux — John De La Howe School — Still Caring...Still Dreaming
The establishment of John de la Howe School, the second oldest institution in the Carolinas, is one of the first examples of individual philanthropy that is found in the history of child-caring institution in the United States. The purpose of Dr. . . . — Map (db m20887) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Bordeaux — John De La Howe School Enterprise Market Program at "The Barn"
Established in 1987 through the cooperative efforts of John de la Howe School and Clemson University with support from Governor Carroll A. Campbell, Jr., and the South Carolina General Assembly to provide free enterprise experiences in a . . . — Map (db m20907) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Bordeaux — John De La Howe School Lethe Farm Trail
Lethe Farm was a colonial and early federal period plantation owned by Dr. John de la Howe, founder of John de la Howe School. The farm was operated from about 1770 until 1806. An archeological survey and limited test excavations were . . . — Map (db m9411) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Bordeaux — 33-13 — New Bordeaux (1764)
[Front]: The town of New Bordeaux, the last of seven French Huguenot colonies founded in colonial S.C. and the only one in the upcountry, was established 1 mi. E in 1764. After Protestants fleeing religious persecution in France . . . — Map (db m51286) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Bordeaux — New Bordeaux Worship Site
Site of the Place of Worship of the French Protestant Congregation of New Bordeaux Organized 1764 — Map (db m11641) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Clarks Hill — J. Strom Thurmond Dam
Constructed between 1946-1954, Thurmond Dam is the first hydropower project to be built on the Savannah River. Behind it lies one of the largest Corps of Engineer lakes east of the Mississippi. The Thurmond Dam powerhouse contains seven . . . — Map (db m42118) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Clarks Hill — Purpose of the Dam
The devastating flood of 1888 was one of several along the Savannah River in the 1800s. Altogether, they prompted the decision to build the Clarks Hill Dam and Lake, renamed the J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake in 1987. Authorized by the Flood . . . — Map (db m42130) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Clarks Hill — Thurmond Dam and Lake / McCormick County
Thurmond Dam and Lake A Magnificent Recreation and Energy Resource J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake offers a variety of recreational activities. You may enjoy boating, swimming and fishing on Thurmond Lake, the largest U.S. Army Corps of . . . — Map (db m42127) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), McCormick — 33-6 — Badwell / Badwell Cemetery
Badwell Three miles west is the site of "Badwell," home of James Louis Petigru (1789-1863), leader of opposition to secession in South Carolina, outstanding Charleston lawyer, and S.C. Attorney General. He studied at Willington Academy under . . . — Map (db m11456) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), McCormick — 33-7 — Battle of Long Cane
About four miles southeast is the site of the American Revolutionary Battle of Long Cane. On December 12, 1780, Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Allen and a British force of 400-500 men defeated Colonel Elijah Clarke and 100 Americans, an advanced . . . — Map (db m9418) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), McCormick — 33-3 — Bethany Church
The first Bethany Meeting House was erected by 1809 on the old Edgefield-Abbeville Stagecoach Road midway between Hard Labor and Cuffey Town Creeks. Bethany Baptist Church was constituted in December 1809, with Amos Dubose as pastor. The present . . . — Map (db m9430) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), McCormick — Dorn Mill — Production of Cotton Byproducts
To persons familiar with the history of McCormick, the Dorn Mill stands as a symbol of the influence of the Dorn family in the region. It rests on land previously owned by Gold Mine "Billy" Dorn and Cyrus McCormick, inventor of the reaper. . . . — Map (db m11391) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), McCormick — 33-9 — Dorn’s Mill / Dorn Gold Mine
Dorn's Mill Built ca. 1899, this steam-powered mill employed a milling process pioneered earlier by inventor Oliver Evans, which virtually eliminated manual labor. First known as the McCormick Enterprise Ginnery, the mill became the Dorn-Finley . . . — Map (db m11396) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), McCormick — Edmunds Family History / Samuel Calhoun Edmunds
Edmunds Family History 1710-1961 Burial Ground 1.3 Miles S.E. —› Officers: Will Tom Edmunds, Pres Joe F. Edmunds, Vice President Robert J. Edmunds, Sec & Treas. Mary Edmunds, Historian The first record is of John . . . — Map (db m41791) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), McCormick — McCormick County / MACK
McCormick County: Gem of the Freshwater Coast McCormick County was named or Cyrus McCormick, a 19th century agricultural equipment inventor, who purchased Dorn's Gold Mine (Town of McCormick) after the Civil War. While it is one of the last . . . — Map (db m11398) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), McCormick — McCormick County Confederate Monument — 1861-1865
[East]: In Honor of the Confederate Soldiers from McCormick County This monument perpetuates the memory of those who, true to the instincts of their birth, faithful to the teachings of their fathers, constant in their love . . . — Map (db m14888) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), McCormick — McCormick County Veterans Monument
In Honor and Memory of the Sons and Daughters of McCormick County who Served Our Country in Times of Peace and War. — Map (db m14900) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), McCormick — McCormick Train Station
The National Register South Carolina Department of Archives and History McCormick Train Station of Historic Places — Map (db m54984) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), McCormick — The Guillebeau House
The Guillebeau House was built in circa 1770 in the Huguenot settlement of New Bordeaux. It was relocated to its present site in 1983. — Map (db m41903) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), McCormick — Welcome to Baker Creek State Park
Baker Creek State Park is managed as a Regional Park property because this core constituency is from the local region. Located in the heart of Sumter National Forest near McCormick, South Carolina, on the shores of Strom Thurmond Lake, this . . . — Map (db m41690) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Mt. Carmel — 33-10 — Calhoun Mill
Built ca. 1854 on a mill site in use since the 1770s, this large brick building on Little River was used for grinding corn, wheat, and other grains. A post office and various commercial enterprises operated near the mill during the 1800s. The . . . — Map (db m18890) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Mt. Carmel — Capture of Fort Charlotte — July 12, 1775 — South Carolina Cradle of Democracy Project
Less than a mile from this point, close to the Georgia shoreline of Lake Thurmond, lays the remains of Fort Charlotte now 50 feet under water. Named after the wife of King George III, Fort Charlotte was a British fort built in 1766. It was . . . — Map (db m18773) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Mt. Carmel — 33-8 — Fort Boone
Driven from the area at the start of the Cherokee War, settlers from Long Canes returned in the fall of 1760 and, under the protection of a party of Chickasaw Indians, reclaimed the land by building Fort Boone near here. — Map (db m25200) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Mt. Carmel — 33-1 — Fort Charlotte
6.6 miles southwest are the ruins of Fort Charlotte, built of local stone, 1765-1767, to protect the French, British, and German settlements near Long Canes. Maj. James Mayson's seizure of it, defended by Capt. George Whitfield and Lieut. St. . . . — Map (db m9185) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Mt. Carmel — Mt. Carmel Historical District — Village of Remembrance
Mount Carmel, located on the northwestern portion of McCormick County, takes visitors on a trip back in time. The Mount Carmel Historic District is a picturesque example of a late 19th century village. In the early 1880s Mount Carmel turned . . . — Map (db m11665) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Troy — 33-12 — Long Canes Massacre
Three miles west is the site of an attack by Cherokee Indians upon settlers of Long Canes in the Cherokee War of 1759-1761. There on February 1, 1760, about 150 settlers, refugeeing to Augusta, were overtaken by 100 Cherokee warriors. . . . — Map (db m11640) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Willington — 33-11 — Cherry Hill / Noble Cemetery
Cherry Hill Three miles southwest is "Cherry Hill," site of the home of George McDuffie (1790-1851), orator of nullification, member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, Major General of the State Militia, and Governor of . . . — Map (db m11461) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Willington — Site of Willington Academy — Established 1804 by Moses Waddel, D.D.
Men who influenced the destony of our county were educated here -- the Calhouns, Crawfords, Legare, McDuffie, Longstreet, Simkins, Martin, Covan, Gilmer, Carey, Walker, Collier, Noble, Bulters, Brooks, Grayson, Wardlaws, Cobb, Harper, Dawson, . . . — Map (db m11457) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Willington — Site of Willington Presbyterian Church
Organized by the Rev. Moses Waddel, 1809 Joined Synod of the Carolinas, 1813 Building Collapsed, July 2, 1939 Pastors Rev. Moses Waddel, D.D., 1809-1819, 1830-1836 Rev. R.B. Cater 1820-1826 Rev. Aaron Foster 1828 Rev. Isaac Waddel . . . — Map (db m11459) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Willington — Willington — A South Carolina Railroad Village
The community of Willington is significant as a reminder of the role of the railroad in community development in rural South Carolina at the close of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth century. During this period Willington was . . . — Map (db m11458) HM
South Carolina (McCormick County), Willington — 33-2 — Willington Academy
Two miles southwest is the site of the famous classical academy which was established in 1804 by Rev. Moses Waddel, D.D., one of the greatest educators of his day. Here from 1804-1819 he taught hundreds of ambitious boys of great potentiality who . . . — Map (db m9373) HM

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