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Pickens County Markers
South Carolina (Pickens County), Central — Bertha Evans Morgan Rose Garden
This rose garden was created to honor Bertha Evans Morgan, wife of J. Robert Morgan, who was a nephew of Jeptha and Minnie Morgan. Bertha Morgan was a teacher, wife, mother, Clemson University employee and dedicated Christian. Throughout her long life in the Central area she was an avid gardener who, especially, loved roses. With Love From Her Children Roberta M. Head Betty M. Holcombe James W. Morgan Ann M. Harllee George A. Morgan Barbara M. Hay — Map (db m16528) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Central — 39-14 — Central
[Front]: The town of Central, chartered in 1875, grew up along what is now Gaines Street. The post office was called Five Mile from 1851 to 1871. In the 1870s the Atlanta & Richmond Airline Railway built its depot, hotel, offices, and railroad shops at Central. The railroad, later the Atlanta & Charlotte, was acquired by the Southern Railway in 1894. Also called “Centre” and “Central Station,” the town was halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte, 133 miles each . . . — Map (db m29834) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Central — Freedom's Hill Church
First Wesleyan Methodist Church in the South 1848 — Map (db m15387) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Central — The Central History Museum — A Merchant Family's Story
The Central Heritage Society purchased the Morgan House in 1995 as headquarters for the Central History Museum. Several of the rooms are almost exactly as Jessie and Jennie Morgan left them, while others focus on Central, South Carolina history. Local artifacts include everything from textiles produced at Issaqueena Cotton Mill to the merchandise counter from the Morgan Store. The Morgan Family In 1885, Jeptha N. Morgan opened a merchandise store in Central and had this house . . . — Map (db m15559) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Central — The Central History Museum — A Southern Town's Past and Future
Railroads and Farming In 1873, the town of Central was established as a train headquarters where engines were changed. The town was named for its central location between Atlanta and Charlotte. Central rapidly filled with dispatchers, conductors, engineers, porters, and other employees of the Atlanta and Richmond Air-Line Company. The Morgan Mercantile Store was one of several in town that sprang up during this era to supply needed merchandise. Central's boom town period abruptly . . . — Map (db m15578) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — "Widowmaker’s” Drill
This pneumatic (air-driven) drill was once used to help make mining ore more efficient. Compressed air was fed into the drill, which operated a piston that hammered the bit into the rock as it rotated in the chuck. Once the hole was deep enough, explosives were placed inside to break the ore into more manageable pieces. Water was not used in conjunction with this particular drill to lubricate the bit so a huge amount of dust was created. The drill earned the nickname “widowmaker” . . . — Map (db m13159) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Quercus lyrata (Overcup Oak)
This tree is planted as a living memorial to the faculty and students who lost their lives in the April 16, 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech. — Map (db m20565) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — And Then There Was War
"We were just boys, mere boys, and then there was war and half of us were dead or wounded." — Map (db m20486) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — 39-6 — Asbury F. Lever — (1875–1940)
Asbury Francis Lever served in Congress, 1901–1919. On May 8, 1914, the Smith-Lever Act, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Lever, was signed into law, providing for cooperative agricultural extension services to be administered by land-grant colleges. Clemson, a land-grant institution founded in 1889, has such a service. Rep. Lever is buried here on Cemetery Hill. — Map (db m9568) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Gateway
[North Plaque]: Dedicated by Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Clemson University Chapter April 6, 1997 History of the Original Gates The will of Thomas Green Clemson called for the establishment of a "high seminary of learning" where students could study science and mechanical art. According to Mr. Clemson, the University would become a "people's university," and open its doors of higher learning to all South Carolinians, rich and poor alike. These stone columns . . . — Map (db m50972) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Calhoun - Clemson School — 1917-1938
[Front] This land was granted in 1816. From 1893-1916, the first schools in the area of Clemson were one- and two-room wooden schools. Alma Mater Calhoun-Clemson, Alma Mater, Thee do we praise; For thy noble truth and counsel All through the days. Let us all from thee inherit Strength for deeds of truth and merit May thy standards ever lofty Guide us always. Calhoun-Clemson, may thy future Bright always be; May thy noble halls of learning Keep the . . . — Map (db m21443) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Calhoun Plantation Cemetery
John Caldwell Calhoun Born March 18, 1782, Abbeville District, S.C. Died March 31, 1850, Washington, D.C. Buried St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C. His Wife Floride Colhoun Calhoun Born February 15, 1792, Charleston, S.C. Died July 25, 1866, Pendleton, S.C. Buried St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard, Pendleton, S.C. In this enclosure are buried descendants of the Honorable John Caldwell Calhoun. — Map (db m51067) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Class of 1943 Veterans
This garden is dedicated to the men of the Class of 1943, with special remembrance to those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the armed forces. — Map (db m20436) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Clemson College World War I Memorial
In Proud Remembrance of Those Sons of Clemson College Who Gave Their Lives in the Great Cause 1917 - Of Liberty and Justice - 1918 Claude S. Garrett '17 1st Lt. 8th Aero Sq. Richard H. Johnson '15 1st Lt. 56th Inf. George L. McCord '11 1st Ly. 325th Inf. John M. McIntosh '14 1st Lt. 357th Inf. Stephen M. Richards '15 1st Lt. 87th Inf. Augustus M. Trotter '15 1st Lt. 7th Inf. Harry C. Horton EX,'19 2nd Lt. 11th Inf. David E. Monroe '17 2d Lt. 16th Inf. John B. Ryan . . . — Map (db m21445) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — 39-9 — Clemson University
[Front]: Clemson University was founded in 1889 as the Clemson Agricultural College of S.C., with its origins in the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862 creating public land-grant colleges. It was established by a bequest from Thomas Green Clemson (1807-1888), noted scientist, agriculturist, and son-in-law of John C. Calhoun, whose plantation at Fort Hill formed the core of the new college campus. [Reverse]: Clemson, intended to be "a high seminary of learning" to advance . . . — Map (db m9572) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — 39-9 — Clemson University
[Front Side]: Clemson University was founded in 1889 as the Clemson Agricultural College of S.C., with its origins in the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862 creating public land-grant colleges. It was established by a bequest from Thomas Green Clemson (1807-1888), noted scientist, agriculturist, and son-in-law of John C. Calhoun, whose plantation at Fort Hill formed the core of the new college campus. [Reverse Side]: Clemson, intended to be "a high seminary of learning" to . . . — Map (db m14387) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Dr. Luther W. Baxter
For many years, Dr. Luther W. Baxter, Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology, maintained this collection, aided by a group of volunteers. Much of Dr. Baxter's research focused on camellia diseases. To reduce root-rot, he taught the volunteers how to graft Camellia japonica onto rootstocks of species with greater resistance to root rot. Dr. Baxter developed at least two cultivars growing here. The variety 'Beulah Brown Baxter' was named for Dr. Baxter's wife and 'Ruth Lennon' was . . . — Map (db m19575) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — First Woman Graduate
Margaret Marie Snider came to the College in January, 1955. She transferred to Clemson from Anderson College and finished her degree in 1957. Snider was the first woman to complete degree requirements at Clemson. She studied chemistry, then houses in Brackett Hall. This marker was placed on the fiftieth anniversary of her matriculation. Then in 1958, Virginia Cole Skelton became the first female graduate to have completed all her undergraduate work at Clemson. Skelton earned a degree in . . . — Map (db m20420) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — 39-2 — Fort Hill
Home of John C. Calhoun 1825-1850 ----- • ----- United States Congressman 1811-1817 Secretary of War 1817-1825 Vice President of the United States 1825-1832 United States Senator 1832-1843 Secretary of State 1844-1845 United States Senator 1845-1850 Home of Thomas G. Clemson 1872-1888 Son-in-Law of John C. Calhoun — Map (db m9540) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Fort Hill — The Beginning of a Legacy
Fort Hill plantation, home of John C. Calhoun and later Thomas Green Clemson, enjoys a rich history with Clemson University, the state of South Carolina and the United States. John C. Calhoun, former U.S. House of Representative and Secretary of war, served as U.S. Vice President from 1825-1832. He later served as a U.S. Senator and Secretary of State. John C. Calhoun married Floride Bonneau Calhoun in 1811 and their daughter Anna Maria Calhoun married Thomas Green Clemson in 1838. . . . — Map (db m51284) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Fort Hill Plantation Office
John C. Calhoun's Plantation Office was his private sanctuary and housed both his study and library during his twenty-five year residency at Fort Hill. In this building Calhoun developed and set forth his most historically significant constitutional arguments and political theories. Vice-President John C. Calhoun moved to the Pendleton District from Washington D.C. in 1825 and settled into the Presbyterian manse "Clergy Hall." After serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and as . . . — Map (db m9566) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Golden Tigers and Class of 1942 Cadet Life Garden
The Cadet Life Garden The Cadet Life Garden is dedicated to a special period in Clemson history. From its foundation until 1956, Clemson was an all-military college, one of seven in the nation. The student body was organized as a Corps of Cadets under a regular army Commandant. All students wore uniforms, attended military classes, practiced military drills, lived in barracks, marched to meals in a common mess hall, and most attended military summer camp at a US Army post - all the . . . — Map (db m19483) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Hanover House
Built for Paul de St Julien in 1716 in Berkley County, S.C. Hanover was reconstructed on campus in 1941 and was relocated to this site in 1994. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m13162) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Hanover House
Built in Berkley County 1716 by Paul De St. Julian Rebuilt at Clemson College — Map (db m19579) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — 39-12 — Hanover House
Front Hanover House, built 1714-16 in what is now Berkeley County and moved to the Clemson College campus in 1941, is a fine example of Dutch Colonial architecture. It was built for French Huguenot planter Paul de St. Julien (d. 1741). St. Julien’s grandfather Pierre Julien de St. Julien had been granted 3,000 acres on the Cooper River in 1688 by the Lords Proprietors. Reverse When the Public Works Administration (PWA) built the Santee-Cooper Dam, Lake Marion, and Lake . . . — Map (db m44537) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Hanover House — Little by Little
The Hanover House was built in 1716 in Berkeley County, S.C. for French Huguenot Paul de St. Julien. St. Julien honored his French heritage in the mortar of one chimney by inscribing "Pue a Pue" from the French proverb "Little by Little the bird builds its nest." For nearly 150 years, the home remained in the St. Julien and Ravenel (St. Julien's daughter married a Ravenel) families. Threatened with flooding by Lake Moultrie in 1941, Clemson University, home of the state's architectural . . . — Map (db m64780) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Heritage Gardens
The Heritage Gardens Project was initiated in 1990 by the Class of 1939. Sponsored by several loyal classes, alumni, and friends of Clemson, its design and early stages of construction was managed by the Class of '39 Heritage Gardens Committee, including: Henry E. Avent, Sr, Elton W. Shepherd, Sr William A. Carlisle, Barham F. Thomson, Jr Walter T. Cox, Jr, Russell S. Wolfe II Frank W. O'Neal, William B. Zeigler Taze L. Senn, Ex Officio James O. Sweeny, Chairman — Map (db m19471) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Heritage Gardens Entrance
This Heritage Gardens entrance is given by the Class of 1939 in honor of their classmate Walter T. Cox, Sr whose lifetime of dedication to Clemson included serving as President from July 1985 to March 1986. — Map (db m19473) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — 39-4 — Hopewell / Hopewell Indian Treaties
Hopewell Hopewell was the family home of General Andrew Pickens, Revolutionary War hero and Indian Commissioner, and his wife, Rebecca Calhoun Pickens. Their son, Andrew Pickens, S.C. Governor, 1816-1818, later owned Hopewell, and it was the childhood home of his son, Francis Wilkinson Pickens, S.C. Governor, 1860-1862. Hopewell Indian Treaties 300 yds. NW on November 28, 1785, U.S. Treaty Commissioners, Benjamin Hawkins, Andrew Pickens, Joseph Martin & Lachlan McIntosh, met . . . — Map (db m9586) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Hopewell Plantation — Home of General Andrew Pickens
Hopewell Plantation was home to Revolutionary War General Andrew Pickens and his wife, Rebecca Calhoun Pickens. On July 16, 1785, Pickens acquired a grant of 573 acres on the Seneca River. By August 1, 1785, Pickens received an additional 560 acres that adjoined the property and encompassed the adjacent Treaty Oak Site. The plantation home originally built for Pickens (circa 1785) was a small log home representative of a frontier pioneer home. Hopewell was substantially enlarged over . . . — Map (db m54892) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Hopewell Treaty Site — The Hatchet Shall be Buried
The Hopewell Treaties were the first formal treaties after the battles between the United States and the Southern Native American tribes. Gen. Andrew Pickens, also known as "Skyagunsta" or "Border Wizard Owl," negotiated the treaties with Benjamin Hawkins, Joseph Martin and Lachlan McIntosh. The Hopewell Treaties opened up western territories to settlement, provided for prisoner exchanges, established boundaries, and facilitated peace and perpetual friendship between the two sides. . . . — Map (db m54916) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Hopewell, Keowee — Home of General Andrew Pickens
Where in 1765, under Treaty Oak, a conflict with the Indians was signed securing peace for the white settlers in the Upcountry. — Map (db m54919) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Hosta Garden Donors
This Garden was the brain-child of two of the Botanical Garden's most dedicated volunteers, Chuck and Betty Cruickshank. Their enthusiasm for hostas inspired them to suggest that a hosta display be planted at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. The Cruickshanks provided partial funding to establish a named Garden, and an anonymous donor gave the rest in their honor. The Hosta Garden will endure as a tribute to the endless efforts and numerous contributions of Chuck and Betty Cruickshank. . . . — Map (db m19600) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Howard's Rock
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 — Map (db m51281) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Hunt Cabin
Ransom and Martha Hunt were well-to-do farmers, with over 8,000 acres of land. They lived in this cabin (built by slaves in 1835) with their 12 children near Seneca, South Carolina. 19th century life in the South Carolina Piedmont was characterized by hard work and a simple lifestyle. Many Upcountry settlers were of Scots-Irish background and their adherence to frugal living and lack of adornment contrasted with their Lowcountry neighbors who summered here. Visit Ashtabula or . . . — Map (db m19580) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — 39-9 — Integration with Dignity, 1963
[Front]: Clemson University became the first white college or university in the state to integrate on January 28, 1963. Harvey B. Gantt, a Charleston native wanting to study architecture, had applied for admission in 1961. When Clemson delayed admitting him, he sued in federal court in the summer of 1962. President Robert C. Edwards, meanwhile, worked behind the scenes to make plans for Gantt's eventual enrollment. [Reverse]: Edwards and several leading businessmen, . . . — Map (db m9530) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — John C. Calhoun Memorial Highway
Named in honor of John Caldwell Calhoun, (1782-1850), the Old South's most admired statesman and profound philosopher and America's most influential spokesman for state's rights. From 1808 to 1810 he served his state as a member of the S.C. House of Representatives. Between 1811 and 1850 he served in the federal government as congressman, as secretary of war, twice as vice-president, as secretary of state, and as senator. Calhoun was a brilliant parliamentarian, an able . . . — Map (db m14099) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — 39-5 — Keowee / John Ewing Colhoun
Keowee 2Ό miles west is the site of Keowee built by John Ewing Colhoun as his upcountry seat in 1792. His sister, Mrs. Andrew Pickens, lived nearby at Hopewell. His daughter, Floride, married her cousin, John C. Calhoun, and lived at Fort Hill, 2½ miles south. This estate was inherited by his son, John Ewing, who lived here and made lavish improvements. John Ewing Colhoun Lawyer, Planter, Privy Councillor, State Legislator and U.S. Senator. Born in 1751 in Virginia, he . . . — Map (db m9529) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Log House
Built in Oconee County about 1850 Restored 1995 by Class of 1915 W.J. Hunter, Pres. (Deceased 1953) David J. Watson, 1st V. Pres. E.H. Pate, 2nd V. Pres. P.C. Crayton, Secy. Class Building Committee David J. Watson, Chairman D.E. Barnett | T.A. Jennings W.J. Hunter | Claude S. Lawson Leon Le Grand — Map (db m15032) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Memorial Park / The Scroll of Honor
[North Entrance]: Clemson University Memorial Park This park honors Clemson University's legacy of service. It is a tribute to those who have served, to those who are serving, and to those who will serve. [South Entrance]: The Scroll of Honor At Clemson University This special place has been set aside to honor Clemson Alumni who have made the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country. Each name is etched into the . . . — Map (db m55148) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Military Heritage Plaza
Military Heritage Plaza "This Hallowed Ground" Clemson University was established in 1889 to offer education in applied sciences, including military training. The institution opened four years later and for the next 62 years academic life was organized within an all-male military college setting. This plaza depicts the passage of the cadet through each academic year, represented by four terraces. The military formation of footprints of former students on the second . . . — Map (db m20440) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — 39-3 — Old Stone Church / Old Stone Church Graveyard
Old Stone Church This church was built in 1797 for Hopewell (Keowee) Presbyterian congregation by John Rusk on land given by John Miller. Andrew Pickens and Robert Anderson of Revolutionary War fame were elders at its organization. The Reverend Thomas Reese, D.D., eminent Presbyterian clergymen, was the first minister. He died in 1796 and was buried here. Old Stone Church Graveyard Among the graves here are those of John Miller, London printer and publisher of the Pendleton . . . — Map (db m9420) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Old Stone Church Confederate Memorial
In Memory of our Confederate Dead — Map (db m14480) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Outdoor Theater (Amphitheater)
Seating Presented to Clemson A&M College by Class 1940 in Cooperation with Works Projects Administration ---------- Class Officers J.M. Stallworth, President A.D. Graham, Vice President A.C. Commander, Secretary E. Mazo, Historian ---------- David J. Watson, Chm. Bldg. Committee H.E. Glenn, Engineer Outdoor Theater Erected 1940 ---------- Presented to Clemson A&M College by Class 1915 in Cooperation with Works Projects Administration . . . — Map (db m20570) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Site of Fort Rutledge
Site of Fort Rutledge Erected 1776 — Map (db m13174) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Site of the First Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Clemson Agricultural College
On this spot, under a great oak three which stood here, the first meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Clemson Agricultural College was held May 2, 1888. The following is a copy of the record of that meeting. "Fort Hill, Oconee County, South Carolina May 2, 1888, "In response to the call of Col. R.W. Simpson, executor of the will of the late Thomas G. Clemson, the seven trustees appointed by the will met this day at Fort Hill. A temporary organization was formed by electing . . . — Map (db m9564) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — 39-13 — The Battle Of Seneca Town / Fort Rutledge
[front] The Battle of Seneca Town Seneca Town, on the Seneca River E of present-day Seneca, was one of several Cherokee “Lower Towns.” On August 1, 1776, Maj. Andrew Williamson’s S.C. militia, on a raid against these towns, was ambushed by Loyalists and Cherokees nearby. The eventual Patriot victory was also notable for the death of Francis Salvador, the first Jewish Patriot killed during the Revolution. (Continued on other side) . . . — Map (db m44540) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — The Camellia Garden
The South Carolina Botanical Garden began in 1958 when a camellia collection on the Clemson University campus was moved to make way for construction. Since that time, many others have been added, and the collection now contains more than 300 cultivars, or cultivated varieties. Although there are 60 species of Camellia, the Japanese camellias, C. japonica, and the sasanqua camellia, C. sasanqua, are the species most often grown in the southeast. Camellia . . . — Map (db m19538) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — The Charles and Betty Cruickshank Hosta Garden
Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown primarily for their foliage. There are more than 1500 species, cultivars and hybrids in the genus Hosta, and new ones are introduced every year. Hosta leaves come in various shades of green, yellow and blue-green. Many cultivars have white, cam, or yellow coloration, or variegation, on their leaves. Variegated and yellow-leafed varieties help to brighten shady gardens. Leaf shapes and sizes also vary, and some have plant-like patterns . . . — Map (db m19601) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — The Hayden Conference Center
A gift from Mr. Claude J. "Pappy" Hayden provided funds to construct this building in 1979. It was originally called the Horticultural Service Center but after renovation in 1992, it was renamed in honor of its original donor. Mr. Hayden, a Clemson University alumnus, received a B.S. degree in Horticulture in 1912. After holding faculty positions at Clemson and two other universities, he moved on to a career as co-owner of the Athens Nursery Company in Athens, Alabama. The business . . . — Map (db m19576) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — The Old Stone Church — A Frontier House of Worship
Significance The Old Stone Church, along with the visitor sites of Pendleton Village, Fort Hill Plantation and Oconee Station, reflect the area;s transition from frontier to antebellum South Carolina society. The Church's early membership constituted a significant percentage of the frontier elite who dominated Pendleton County (now Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties). Present-day Anderson and Pickens Counties are named for individuals buried in the cemetery. The Church . . . — Map (db m14459) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — The Old Stone Church — The Cemetery
A Few of the People Interred Here Buried within the cemetery grounds are people involved in the Indian campaigns of the late Colonial Period, soldiers and patriots of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Indian/Creek War of 1815-16, the Civil War, and all major American wars. Turner Bynum The historic intent of some church elders has not always survived to the present. Turner Bynum, the loser in a famous antebellum duel between newspaper editors was denied burial within . . . — Map (db m14468) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — The Old Tillman Hall Bell
[West Panel]: This bell was originally hung in the Tillman Hall Clock Tower in 1905, where it faithfully tolled the hours until replaced by the carillon in 1985. During those so eventful years, it joyfully rang out for the graduation of 57,610 students, including the 293 graduates in the Class of '39 from the 517 men who had entered as freshmen four years earlier. After the old Guardroom Bell was removed in 1952, this bell was also rung to announce the beginning and end of classes, . . . — Map (db m20424) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — The T.L. Senn Horticultural Gardens — Dedicated in Honor of Its Founder — June 8, 1991
This 44 acres of the Botanical Garden was formerly the Horticultural Gardens of Clemson University, an innovative concept of Dr. T.L. Senn, Professor and Head Emeritus of Clemson's Department of Horticulture. Work began in 1959 on heavily eroded land containing an abandoned dump. Through the next decade, Dr. Senn's talents and tenacity as an administrator, educator and innovator went beyond formal plan collections to create a progressive public garden. The Horticultural Gardens integrated . . . — Map (db m19509) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — These Gates — Clemson University Centennial — 1889-1989
Dedicated, April 28, 1989 ...These gates, that were originally donated to Clemson by the class of 1928, were moved to this present location as a Centennial gift of Clemson University by Tiger Brotherhood, marking the official entrance to our University. [List of donors.] Map (db m51343) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Thomas Green Clemson
Born in Philadelphia July 1 1807 Died at Fort Hill April 6, 1888 Scientist     Diplomat     Soldier Founder of Clemson College and benefactor to the sons of his adopted state — Map (db m9531) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Walter T. Cox, Jr.
Walter T. Cox, Jr., native of Belton, South Carolina, came to Clemson University in 1935 as a freshman cadet. As a student, he was a company commander in the cadet Corps and an all-state guard on the football team. After graduating in 1939, he remained at the University for one year of post graduate study during which he anchored the Tigers front line that helped defeat Boston College in the 1940 Cotton Bowl. Except for military service in the South Pacific, he never left Clemson. During . . . — Map (db m20566) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — William Maxwell Poe Plaza — Billy "Tweet" Poe — Clemson Class of 1946
Letter in both Football and Track Wingback and Defensive Back on the Tiger Football Teams of 1941, '55, '45, and '46 100-Yard and 220-Yard Dashes, Tiger Track Team of 1945 Drafted by the Chicago Bears of the National Football League, 1945 Served in the United States Army during World War II Successful investment business executive Devoted husband of Betty Sheppard Poe Generous and caring friend Dedicated member of his church and community Loyal in service to . . . — Map (db m20676) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Easley — 39-11 — Bowen's Mill
[Front]: This mill was built about 1860 by Col. Robert E. Bowen (1830-1909) Confederate officer, state representative, state senator, and Pickens County businessman. Bowen, a prominent advocate for progressive farming, was also active in the railroad and timber industries. In addition to this mill, the complex here included a store, blacksmith's shop, saw mill, and cotton gin. [Reverse]: The mill passed through several owners in the first quarter of the twentieth century., . . . — Map (db m9517) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Easley — Captain Kimberly Hampton
Dedicated to the memory of Captain Kimberly Hampton August 18, 1976 - January 9, 2004 United States Army OH-58 Helicopter Pilot Fallujah, Iraq Who gave her life in the service of her country. — Map (db m15462) WM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Easley — Colonel Robert Elliott Holcombe — Statesman - Financier - Philanthropist — Born Aug, 4, 1823 - Died April 9, 1893
Founder and First Intendant (Mayor) of Easley, originally known as Holcombe Town, Jan, 1874. Near this site a Depot was built by him and given to the Railroad. He was the first Depot Agent and Telegraph Operator. In 1846 he became the first Postmaster in this area; he was for many years a Magistrate, a Legislator 1863-64, and a member of the early County Commissioners. — Map (db m19956) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Easley — Easley Veterans Memorial
[South]: To our military men and women, past and present, your commitment, service and sacrifice will be remembered and appreciated forever. [North]: The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten. Calvin Coolidge 1920 — Map (db m15389) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Easley — Easley, South Carolina
Nestled in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city of Easley was chartered in 1874. Robert Elliott Holcombe was responsible for the establishment of Easley as a town when he built a depot for the railroad company. The town began its business growth with the Easley Oil Mill in 1889. Easley's continued development came to create a town with a proud tradition, a progressive vision, and southern hospitality. Founded 1874 — Map (db m15522) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Easley — Golden Creek Mill — Water Power
The original mill on Golden Creek was built across the creek from the present day Golden Creek Mill by William O'Dell in 1815. The ruins are still visible today. In a deed dated 1836, the property was transferred to John Arial and listed as consisting of 50 acres and a corn mill. Arial added a cotton gin and press. Later, owner George Hendricks added an ice plant. In 1985, Joyce and Leroy Stewart purchased the land across the creek from the original site and built the present replica of the . . . — Map (db m15527) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Easley — John C. Calhoun Memorial Highway
Named in honor of John Caldwell Calhoun, (1782-1850), the Old South's most admired statesman and profound philosopher and America's most influential spokesman for state's rights. From 1808 to 1810 he served his state as a member of the S.C. House of Representatives. Between 1811 and 1850 he served in the federal government as congressman, as secretary of war, twice as vice-president, as secretary of state, and as senator. Calhoun was a brilliant parliamentarian, an able administrator, . . . — Map (db m9523) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Easley — Julien D. Wyatt — 1900-1960
[Front] Easley High School 1915 Wofford College AB & MA 1919 Georgetown University LLB 1923 American University DCL 1926 Attorney, Banker, Civil Leader Editor, Benefactor, School Trustee Cofounder, Carolina National Bank (Easley Bank) Cofounder, Home Building and Loan President, Home Insurance Agency Patron, Easley Library (Pickens County Library) Trustee, Easley Public Schools President, Founding Board of Trustees Easley General Hospital (Baptist Medical . . . — Map (db m60525) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Easley — 39-1 — Pickensville
A town laid out at this site in 1791 called Rockville was officially named Pickensville the next year in honor of Gen. Andrew Pickens. It served as the court house town of Washington District (today's Pickens, Greenville, Anderson, and Oconee Counties) from 1791 to 1800 when the district was divided into Greenville and Pickens. — Map (db m9519) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Liberty — Soldiers Buried in Carmel Cemetery
Revolutionary War 1776-1783 Hamilton, Thomas Hamilton, Anne K. Florida War 1836 Hamilton, D.K. War Between the States 1861-1865 Boggs, T.H. Boggs, T.E. Davis, John O. Ellenberg, H.J. Fennell, T.G. Grice, Daniel Hinton, J.T. Hunt, W.P. Hamilton, J.A. Hamilton, L.G. Lay, Chas. M. McCann, R.J.W. Russell, T.H. Russell, T.W. Richardson, C.P. Richardson, J.F. Richardson, W.E.M. Robinson, J.K. Sheriff, Thos. Stewart, S.D. . . . — Map (db m54975) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Liberty — St. Luke's Methodist Episcopal Church & Cemetery
On This Site From Nov. 3, 1883 To 1922 Was Located the St. Luke's Methodist Episcopal Church & Cemetery — Map (db m52215) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Liberty — Veterans Service Station — Liberty, S.C.
. . . — Map (db m52217) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Liberty — World War Veterans Monument
[West Inscription] Dedicated to Veterans World War [East Inscription] Left Column: W.B. Alexander, Robert Lee Austin, R.M. Bagwell, L.A. Boggs, Willie Devoe Boggs, A.E. Brown, L.T. Bryant, Edmond J. Bryson, John W. Callaham, L.A. Cantrell, B.A. Chapman, Harry M. Chapman, A.W. Cox, Arthur D. Davis, D.T. Davis, E.E. Davis, E.L. Davis, Horace A. Davis, Elbert Donaldson, Sr., . Ernest Gantt, Frank Garrett, J.E. Gillard, D.C. Gillespie, E.A. Gossett. Center . . . — Map (db m29817) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — A CCC Classic
Young men determined to escape economic hardship built this lodge from 1973-1940. They were enrollees in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), one of President Franklin Roosevelt's programs to battle the Great Depression. The CCC provided men the immediate assistance of food, lodging, training, and much-needed income. It also offered long-term dividends: CCC-constructed parks, roads and bridges, created infrastructures and recreational opportunities that still benefit our country. . . . — Map (db m30217) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Andrew Pickens
In Memoriam Andrew Pickens 1739-1817 Partisan General American Resolution for whom This County is Named. — Map (db m11740) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Andrew Pickens — 1739-1817
Partisan General, American Revolution for whom this county and town is named. — Map (db m47360) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Beliefs Set in Stone
To a giant, Table Rock could be exactly what its name suggests -- a 3,124'-high table made of granite. To eat at this table, the giant would need a seat -- Stool Mountain at 2,600' served this purpose. This is how the Cherokee saw the memorable landscape before you. Their beliefs, shaped by their environment, featured an enormous spirit who loomed over this mountain range, his shadow forming the bluish haze. Sha-ka-na-ga, meaning "Great Blue Hills of God," was the name given this . . . — Map (db m30219) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Charles Ladd Cureton — 1873-1939
Served Pickens Mayor 14 Years S.C. House of Representatives S.C. Highway Commissioner 13th Dist. 10 Years Worked for Pickens County Progress — Map (db m11731) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Civilian Conservation Corps — 1933-1942
Erected in appreciation of the effort, skill and dedication of the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps. This peacetime army healed the scars on our landscape, beautified and protected our mountains, seashores and forests, and created the foundation of South Carolina's state park system. While forging an outstanding record in the conservation of human and natural resources, this program left us and future generations a legacy of immeasurable value. — Map (db m30218) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Commissioners Appointed to Locate the Town of Pickens
July 27, 1868 James H. Ambler Reese Bowen W.T. Fields J.E. Hagood James Lewis T.R. Price — Map (db m11744) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Elihu Griffin
In Honor of Elihu Griffin 1801-1874. Pioneer citizen and builder, who donated lands upon which to establish the county seat of the new county of Pickens, including the site of the court house and park. — Map (db m11743) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Gen. Robert E. Lee — 1807-1870
Commander-in-Chief Confederate Army. The South's Idol — Map (db m11742) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — General Andrew Pickens Charted the Way
The man most responsible for opening up the northwestern part of South Carolina by driving out the Cherokee and the British, during and immediately following the American Revolution War, was General Andrew Pickens. deeply religious but a fierce warrior, he was highly respected for his unflinching bravery under fire by the very enemy he conquered - the Cherokee and the British. General Pickens proved instrumental in several American campaigns against the British in the Revolutionary War, . . . — Map (db m20030) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Granite and Gravity
The granite ridge connecting Table Rock and Pinnacle Mountain drops away into two slopes. Because gravity pulls water downhill, all precipitation that falls onto the south-facing slope will eventually collect in the Oolenoy River system. Like any expanse of land that drains into a particular body of water, this slope is a "watershed." Within this watershed, springs feed streams like Mill Creek, Carrick Creek, and Green Creek. The contours of the land determine the direction and speed of . . . — Map (db m30014) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Hagood Mill Historic Site
[Front]: During most of its life, the Hagood Mill was a busy center of commerce. The Products of Industry Census records Hagood Mill as having produced 2,500 bushels of meal (140,000 pounds) and 200 bushels of flours (11,200 pounds) in the year 1870. For many years, the Hagood Mill and store were the gathering place where locals would meet to discuss topics such as politics, crops, the weather and other local activities. For many generations, the mill and store remained a center . . . — Map (db m20117) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — 39-15 — Hagood-Mauldin House
[Front] This house, built ca. 1856, originally sat 14 mi. W in the town of Pickens Court House, then the seat of Pickens District. It was the home of James Earle Hagood (1826-1904), Pickens District clerk of court, state representative during Reconstruction, and U.S. District clerk of court. In 1868, when the district was divided to create Pickens and Oconee Counties, he helped select the site for the "new" town of Pickens. (Continued on other . . . — Map (db m43781) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Hovie Alexander Nealy — 1876-1947
Pickens Police Chief 40 Years Faithful to the Community He Loved — Map (db m11739) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — In Honor of Elinor Knight
Musician, Teacher, Civic leader. Her efforts on behalf of City Beautification have been an inspiration. Her leadership had made this memorial park possible. — Map (db m11729) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — John C. Calhoun
In Memoriam John C. Calhoun 1782-1850 Apostle of States Rights, and Nullification. Vice-President U.S. — Map (db m11741) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Major General Andrew Pickens — 1739-1817 — Christian - Patriot - Soldier
This statue of Major General Pickens is built in memory of Ellison Smyth McKissick, Jr., 1925-1998, Korean War veteran and former chief executive officer of Alice Manufacturing Company, Inc. Ellison Smyth McKissick, Jr., enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on August 28th, 1956 and served in Korea. He was promoted to Sergeant on June 1st, 1952 and was subsequently wounded during combat at Koreang-Po-Ri, Korea on November 18th, 1952. After a year of recuperation from his wounds, Sergeant . . . — Map (db m20085) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Manly Portable Convict Cage
The Convict Cage, or "Jail on Wheels," was actually a prison pulled by a team of horses or mules. During the early 20th century, it was not possible to return prisoners doing work in the remote areas of Pickens County back (here) to the Pickens "Gaol" every night. Although the wagon-cage is only twelve feet long, seven feet wide, and eight feet high, there were six metal bunk beds of three tiers each inside for a total of eighteen beds. A small metal barrel in the center of the floor was used . . . — Map (db m11790) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Moorefield Memorial Highway
In Memory of Charles Henry Moorefield State Highway Engineer of South Carolina 1920 - 1935 — Map (db m20417) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Parkitecture
Ever wonder why so many park buildings share the same look? That style -- rendered in stone and wood to help the structures complement their natural surroundings -- is called "parkitecture" and it became the hallmark of the Civilian Conservation Corps, of CCC, in the 1930s. During the Great Depression, New Deal programs lie the CCC eased unemployment and created healthy, affordable recreation sites for cash-strapped Americans. The CCC used local lumber and rock to build seventeen South . . . — Map (db m30168) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Pickens — The Town That Moved
The town of Pickens was established as the center of government for the newly established Pickens District. The county was originally part of the Pickens District, today's Pickens and Oconee Counties. Its center of government, Pickens Court House, was centrally located within the Pickens District. After Pickens County was established, the town of Pickens Court House was dismantled and rebuilt here in 1868. Several of its buildings were moved, including the courthouse, a Masonic lodge, and this . . . — Map (db m11774) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Pickens County Buffalo Soldiers — First War Casualties
Private Major Terrell, United States Army First Pickens County Casualty of World War One A resident of Hurricane Township in Pickens, Major Terrell joined the U.S. Army in October 1917 and was assigned to the 305th Labor Company, Quartermaster Corps. Private Terrell was later assigned to the American Expeditionary Force in Europe in January 12th, 1918 and like many World War One soldiers serving in the wet sod of Europe, he died of pneumonia on March 18th, 1918. Sergeant Eliot . . . — Map (db m20035) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Pickens County Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial
Private Charles H. Barker, United States Army April 12, 1935-June 4, 1953 of Six Mile Company K, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division Killed in Action at Sokkogae, Korea, June 4 1953 Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor Posthumously October 27, 1954 He distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and indomitable courage above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. While participating in a combat patrol engaged in screening an approach to . . . — Map (db m20056) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Pickens County Veterans Memorial
In Honor of All Men Who Paid the Supreme Sacrifice For Freedom in War Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. — Map (db m11770) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Soapstone Boulder
On this ancient soapstone boulder are two partially carved soapstone bowls, made by Native Americans around 5,000 years ago. The bowls were rough-shaped with flint chisels and then broken off before doing the final shaping. This boulder was brought to Pickens county by Harold W. David in the 1950's and is pictured in Bert Bierer's "South Carolina Indian Lore." — Map (db m20375) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Table Rock State Park
About Table Rock State Park Table Rock Mountain is a towering landmark at the edge of the Blue Ridge Escarpment, most recognized for its spectacular natural beauty. Within the watershed of Table Rock lie more than 3,000 acres of primarily hardwood forests, cold-water streams, two lakes, and impressive geologic features which provide habitats that support a diversity of plant and animal species. Amid wonderful scenery, the park offers rustic cabins, campsites, summer swimming, . . . — Map (db m30063) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — The Civilian Conservation Corps — 1933 - 1942
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 as part of the comprehensive relief effort during the grim depression years. Three million men were involved in the CCC during its ten-year existence. The CCC carried out a wide range of conservation work in South Carolina including reforestation, erosion control, the development of public recreation areas and wildlife habitat improvement. Nearly 50,000 young men and war veterans were provided . . . — Map (db m21051) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — The Hagood Cabin
Originally built in the early 1800's by the family of Benjamin Hagood on family land about a half mile from here, this is the third place that this venerable old log cabin has stood. It is thought because of the unusual interior log wall, that it may have been built as come manner of store or trading post, with the inner room being for safe storage. Either that, or the interior wall was added for strength because of the longer than average (30 ft.) length. This cabin is a "five-log'er," . . . — Map (db m20137) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — The Hagood-Mauldin House — The Irma Morris Museum of Fine Art
The Hagoods and the Mauldins James E. Hagood, son of local farmer and landowner Benjamin Hagood, built this house in 1856 in the town of Pickens Court House, about 14 miles west of here. The house was moved to this site in 1868. James Hagood was among the Commissioners who established the location for the new town. An Upcountry native, Hagood and his family lived in the house year-round from 1856 until 1873. The family relocated to Charleston after Hagood's appointment as a . . . — Map (db m11783) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — The Murphree-Hollingsworth Cabin
Ongoing development at this mill site includes a variety of ventures. Significant among these is the recent relocation and restoration of this Cabin. In the late 1780's the Secona Baptist Church was organized in Pickens. Named after the Cherokee town of "Soconey" along the twelve mile River, the church was one of the first in this area. The first pastor of the church was the Reverend William Murphree, who relocated to this area to serve the church. This cabin, circa 1791, was one of . . . — Map (db m20142) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — The Pickens County Museum — American Heroes and Everyday Folk — Living Music Traditions
Pickens County Museum of Art and History The Pickens County Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits local artifacts. It features exhibits on the Cherokee Indians, General Andrew Pickens, Vice President John C. Calhoun, pioneer life, military history, railroading, and much more. The museum celebrates the living traditions of our region, including exhibits on "Upcountry Harmony, the History of Music in the Upstate" and programs such as the annual Upcountry Folklife Festival and Old Time . . . — Map (db m11789) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Thomas Joab Mauldin
In Memoriam Thomas Jacob Mauldin 1870-1931 First Judge 18th Judicial Circuit of S.C. 1914-1981. — Map (db m11738) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — To the Valiant Citizen-Soldiers of Pickens County
To the Valiant Citizen-Soldiers of Pickens County who Answered their Call to Duty and Made the Supreme Sacrifice For our future generations, their youth, they gave away, never again to see the land between the Oolenoy River Valley and the Keowee River Remember always their valor...For they are of us...Pickens...A County That Went to War Carolina Indian Wars 1760 British Army Lieutenant Richard Coytmore Unknown British Soldier Twenty-two Cherokee Indian Chiefs Fort . . . — Map (db m20092) WM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — William M. Hagood
Erected in Memory of William M. Hagood Born December 29, 1850 Died May 14, 1927 Founder Pickens Mill Faithful to God Devoted to Family Loyal to Country True to Friend Helpful to Humanity A Master Builder — Map (db m11787) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pumpkintown — Cornelius Keith
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. — Map (db m47399) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pumpkintown — Cornelius Keith - 1715-1808
In the cemetery of Oolenoy Baptist Church is the grave of Cornelius Keith, born in Loch Lomond, Scotland. Of royal lineage, the Keith family came to South Carolina from Virginia. Original pioneers of Oolenoy Valley, acquired land from the Cherokee Indian Chief Woolenoy. Married Juda Thompson. Progenitor of many illustrious descendants. Three sons were Revolutionary War heroes. — Map (db m33611) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pumpkintown — 39-7 — Oolenoy Baptist Church
[Front]: This church, named for the Cherokee chief, Woolenoy - the spelling was changed to Oolenoy in 1827 - was organized in 1795 by Rev. John Chastain, who became its first minister. By 1797, with 50 members, it was admitted to the Bethel Baptist Association; it has since been a member of the Saluda, Twelve Mile River, Pickens, and Pickens-Twelve Mile Baptist Associations. [Reverse]: Rev. Tyre L. Roper, the longest-serving minister here, preached at Oolenoy from . . . — Map (db m11718) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pumpkintown — 39-8 — Pumpkintown
This community, settled before 1800, was named "Pumpkin Town" by an anonymous early traveler awed by the sight of the Oolenoy Valley covered with huge yellow pumpkins. It and Pickens Court House (Old Pickens) were the only two towns in present-day Pickens County in 1791. The same tourists who visited nearby Table Rock Mtn. often stayed at William Sutherland's inn at Pumpkintown. — Map (db m11725) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Six Mile — Six Mile Veterans Monument
In Honor Of Six Mile Military Personnel of All Wars and In Special Tribute to Our Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Charles H. Barker Korea James D. Howe Vietnam William A. McWhorter World War II Furman L. Smith World War II — Map (db m55170) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Sunset — Roy F. Jones Highway
Named in 1984 in Honor of Longtime S.C. Highway department employee whose career of service spanned over half a century, all in Pickens County including 44 years 1928 - 1972 as principal supervisor of maintenance work The Department's First 50-Year Employee Legend in his own time Born 1901 Died 1976 — Map (db m21052) HM
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