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South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Boiling Springs — Boiling Springs Veterans Monument
The Boiling Springs Community in humble and sincere appreciation dedicate this memorial in recognition of its noble sons and daughters who have honorably served our military and in remembrance of those gallant loved ones who lost . . . — Map (db m16557) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Boiling Springs — Boiling Springs, South Carolina
This bubbling spring gave the community of Boiling Springs its name. Earliest records indicate settlement in the area began around this site in the mid-1700s. Prior to that trappers stopped here as they traveled the Piedmont en route from the . . . — Map (db m9857) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Boiling Springs — Robin Helton
Crash Site of U.S. Marine A-4 Skyhawk Oct. 29, 1985 In memory of the pilot 1st Lt. Robin Franklin Helton Sept. 13, 1955 Oct. 29, 1985 son of McDonald & Kathryn Helton husband of Connie Swann Helton father of Robyn L. Helton . . . — Map (db m38164) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Campobello — 42-19 — Old Rutherford Road
This old roadbed is the last extant portion of the Rutherford Road, which appears in Robert Mills's 1825 Atlas of the State of S.C. and was one of at least three historic roads in northern Spartanburg Co. named for Rutherfordton, county . . . — Map (db m30622) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Chesnee — Thorne
[South Inscription]: Captain William Taylor Thorne 1829 - 1916 and Mary Turner Thorne 1835 - 1915 Children Emily, married Rufus Cudd Ellen, m. Christopher Rogers Rosalee, m. Daniel Columbus Smith II Purchase, m. Thomas . . . — Map (db m42272) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Clifton — 42-27 — Clifton Baptist Church / First Baptist Church
Clifton Baptist Church This church, originally called Clifton Baptist Church, was founded in 1881 with ten charter members and Rev. T.J. Taylor as its organizing minister. Rev. W.T. Tate was its first permanent minister. Admitted into the . . . — Map (db m23678) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Clifton — Clifton World War II Memorial
We proudly honor these boys who gave their lives in World War II Richard M. Bradley • T. Vernon Carr • J. Marshall McClure • Belton A. Robbins • L. Howard Shropshier • Quinton E. Sproles — Map (db m23871) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Converse — The Pacolet River Flood of 1903
At dawn on the morning of June 6, 1903, floodwaters roared through the Pacolet River valley. As the high water thundered downstream from mill village to mill village, people in the path of the flash flood had no warning it was coming. Before the . . . — Map (db m56461) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Cowpens — 42-17 — Cowpens Depot
This passenger and freight depot was built in 1896 by the Southern Railway and was originally 1 block N. at Brown & Church Sts. It replaced an 1873 depot on the Atlanta & Charlotte Air Line Railway, later merged into the Southern. This depot . . . — Map (db m83321) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Cowpens — Cowpens Veterans Memorial
To the Memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice. And in honor of all who served their country in time of need. — Map (db m13022) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Cowpens — First Baptist Church, Cowpens
Fourteen members met in the depot of the Atlanta & Charlotte Railroad on Aug. 13, 1878 to organize this church. The original one room frame building was erected on this site in 1879. The second building made of hand-pressed brick in a kiln on . . . — Map (db m13079) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Cross Anchor — 42-21 — New Hope Baptist Church
[Front]: This church, established in 1804, grew out of Padgett's Creek Baptist Church, mother church to several area Baptist congregations. Rev. Spencer Bobo (d.1816), a member there, was given permission to take "as many members as he . . . — Map (db m30406) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Duncan — Abner Creek Baptist Church
Home of William & Sarah Hendrix Where Abner Creek Baptist Church was organized Sept. 26, 1832 Built in the late 1700's — Map (db m10034) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Duncan — Abner Creek Baptist Church
Dedicates this marker to the lasting memory of those people whose unselfish efforts organized and sustained this church with God's help through the years Abner Creek Baptist Church organized Sept 26, 1832 in the home of William and Sarah . . . — Map (db m40061) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Duncan — Birthplace — Abner Creek Baptist Church — September 26, 1832
Home of William and Sarah Hendrix 1766 - 1842            1767-1849 Moved from original location 2180 Abner Creek Road October 31, 2005 The Lord is My Rock, and My Fortress and My Deliverer. Psalm 18:2 Dedicated September 30, . . . — Map (db m24086) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — A Bad Situation Gets Worse
Slipping through the night of August 18, 1780, two hundred Patriot militiamen had headed south from their camp on the Broad River, intent on attacking a similarly sized Loyalist force at Musgrove's Mill. Before sunrise the next morning, they . . . — Map (db m95013) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — A Band of Brothers
The only fighting force remaining in South Carolina to oppose the advancing British were the militias — a scattered assortment of unorganized volunteer "armies." These troops varied from large groups that resembled regular organized armies to . . . — Map (db m94998) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — A Rare Glimpse of a Crucial Road
Nothing was more important for communication and transport than a good road. Here you can see the wagon track that connected the Enoree and Broad rivers and prompted the British to establish camp nearby. The road ran through the center of the . . . — Map (db m95014) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — Americans in British Uniform
Many of the men that went into battle for the British at Musgrove's Mill were Provincial soldiers. Provincials were Regular troops, meaning that they were trained and supplied by the British. They differed from Regular British soldiers, however, in . . . — Map (db m94999) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — Bloody Chaos
As the British began to retreat from the field, the Patriots, not content with having repulsed the attack, left their positions on the ridge to chase the fleeing enemy. Soon, the battle disintegrated into a fierce hand-to-hand fight for survival. . . . — Map (db m95049) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — Captain Shadrach Inman Memorial
Near here are buried Captain Shadrach Inman, of Colonel Elijah Clarke's Georgia Militia Regiment, and five unknown volunteers who were killed in action opening foray for the victorious Patriots on the morning of August 19, 1780. "May God rest their . . . — Map (db m95052) HM WM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — Enoree Community Veterans Memorial
[Left Inscription]: POWS MIAS Gone But Not Forgotten U.S. Army U.S. Navy U.S. Marines U.S. Air Force U.S. Coast Guard [Center Inscription]: Enoree Community Veteran's Memorial For Those Who Served and . . . — Map (db m42330) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — In Hot Pursuit
As Captain Inman and his troopers continued their planned retreat, the Loyalist and Provincial soldiers gave chase. Here, some of the British followed the wagon road while others navigated around the large trees. It was a strenuous advance for the . . . — Map (db m95023) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — Inman's Men Bait the Trap
Early on August 19, 1780, a small detachment of mounted Patriot militiamen fled up this hillside with Loyalist and Provincial forces hot on their heels. Minutes earlier, those same Patriots, commanded by Captain Shadrack Inman, had charged down the . . . — Map (db m95018) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — Into the Backcountry
Britain's capture of Charles Towne in May 1780 marked the low point of American hopes for independence. The British would simply move north until they controlled all thirteen colonies. The only thing standing in their way was the frontier region . . . — Map (db m94996) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — Ready for the Enemy
With no choice but to make a stand, the Patriots decided to set up a defensive formation along this ridge overlooking an old field. In their favor was the leadership of the three veteran commanders positioning their militias along the line. To the . . . — Map (db m95030) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — The Enemy Within
When the American Revolution began in 1775, colonists faced a wrenching decision: support the rebellion or remain loyal to Great Britain. This conflict was the heart of America's War for Independence, creating a brutal civil war. Especially in the . . . — Map (db m95050) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — The Main Event
The Patriots held their fire as the Loyalists and Provincials marched toward them. Only when the British were within 70 yards of the ridge were the Patriots given the order to fire. The first Patriot volley was devastating. Stunned, their enemy . . . — Map (db m95046) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — The Trap Is Sprung
Continuing their pursuit, the Loyalists and Provincials reached a clearing in the forest. At the far end of this field, their American foes waited in a line stretching some 300 yards along a timbered ridge. Realizing what was happening, the British . . . — Map (db m95024) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — True to Their King
When the British decided to invade the southern colonies, they were counting on the presence of large numbers of "Loyalists," American colonists who remained loyal to Britain's King George III. Like the Patriots, Loyalists formed themselves into . . . — Map (db m95010) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — Winning the Battle & the War
As the Loyalists and Provincials retreated across the Enoree River, Patriot commanders began regrouping their men for another pursuit. Before they could attack, however, news came that the American Continental Army had been defeated three days . . . — Map (db m95051) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Glendale — 42-10 — Early Iron Works
Near here on Lawson's Fork, during the American Revolution, the S.C. government as part of the war effort supported Joseph Buffington, William Wofford, and others in the construction of an iron works. It became a well-known landmark and the scene . . . — Map (db m13192) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Glendale — Welcome to Glendale Shoals — Glendale Shoals — Nature Preserve • Greenway • Paddling Trail • Goodall Environmental Studies Center
Glendale is a place where history lives. Within a mile of this spot are the sites of a colonial ironworks, a Revolutionary War skirmish, and one of the most historic textile mills in the South. Today, the village still remains, but the mill is . . . — Map (db m44535) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Gowensville — Cherokee Foothills — National Scenic Byway
This location (Greenville/Spartanburg County Line) marks the eastern boundary between the Cherokee Nation and the Province of South Carolina from the end of the Cherokee War (1761) until 1777. The local community, Gowensville, is named for John . . . — Map (db m19384) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Greer — AH-1 Cobra Helicopter
First helicopter designed for close air troop support equipped with varied armaments including gatling guns and missiles capable of high maneuverability at speeds of 141 MPH. 1,116 AH-1Gs were deployed to Vietnam from 1967 to 1973 logging over . . . — Map (db m10746) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Greer — All Wars Memorial
[Marker's West Face]: Dedicated to the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice, and in honor of all who served their country in time of need. Duty Honor Country [Marker's South Face]: The Purple Heart is . . . — Map (db m10884) WM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Greer — Flatwood
This site was the center of a strong Spartanburg County agricultural community during the 1800s-1962. Flatwood, remembered for its strong family ties and caring people, was known for its outstanding family farm operations which included cotton, . . . — Map (db m38889) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Greer — Greer Area Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of all the members of the Armed Forces from the Greer area who sacrificed their lives in the defense of our country. — Map (db m10921) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Greer — Hampton
Anthony Hampton Feb. 3, 1715 - July 1776 with wife, son Preston, and grandson massacreed by Cherokee Indians, July 1776 Tyger River, Spartanburg District, S. C. Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton 1752 - 1835 Col. Wade Hampton, 1791 - 1858 . . . — Map (db m10400) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Greer — Hugh Porter & Jane Baily McClimon — First McClimon Family in South Carolina
Born to this union, six children, John Pressely gave the land for Liberty Hill Church. The first church was logs. Sallie McClimon married Jeremiah Glenn. They gave most of the money to build the first frame building. A committee asked Sallie . . . — Map (db m40059) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Greer — M106A1 Mortar Carrier
1964 Modification of the M-113 armoured personnel carrier fitted with a 4.2-inch mortar on a rotating turntable for highly mobile firepower. The M106A1 is capable of amphibious operation and speeds of 40 MPH. The M106A1 has seen . . . — Map (db m10747) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Greer — McClimons Memorial
In memory of Hugh Porter McClimons, his wife, Jane Bailey, and her brothers, Hugh and Robert Bailey, pioneers, who helped build this section of Greenville and Spartanburg district. Hugh Porter McClimons came from Aronak, Ireland, at the age . . . — Map (db m22445) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Greer — Ronnie Eugene Norris Remembrance Fountain
This fountain is dedicated to the honor and memory of Ronnie Eugene Norris. He was the son of Thomas and Martha Norris and a graduate of Greer High School - the class of 1965. Ronnie gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country in . . . — Map (db m10748) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Greer — Theron J. Hendrix Memorial Highway
Honoring Theron J. Hendrix Engineer with South Carolina State Highway Department 1927--1970 State Highway Engineer 1962--1970 — Map (db m10978) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Greer — Woods Fort
1775 Near this site stood Woods Fort A refuge for women and children from the Cherokee Indians — Map (db m10398) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Inman — Holly Springs — Confederate Cemetery
Holly Springs Confederate States of America Unmarked or Buried Where They Fell John S. Reese* Elijah Cooper* Co.A,13th Reg. Co.B,22nd Reg. Lazereth S. Brashears James Brown* Jasper Clayton* Franklin Cooper* Miles Haskins* . . . — Map (db m44909) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Inman — Holly Springs Baptist Church — 1804 - 2004
Bicentennial 1804 - 2004 "Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Dwelling Place In All Generations." Dedication To the glory of God and Jesus Christ our Saviour in whom we dwell in full assurance of pardon and eternal life To the saints who have gone before . . . — Map (db m44977) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Inman — Holly Springs Rock Wall
Rock wall begun Sept. 1859 with slave and free labor but discontinued in 1861 during Civil War. Original Iron gate Forged by former slave Nathan Foster, Wall completed 1872,Crumbling Portion Saved 1949. — Map (db m44910) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Inman — Holly Springs School — (1913 - 1924)
Site of 2nd Continuous Holly Springs School (1913-1924) Purchased by HSBC 1951 To become Fellowship Building Razed 1962 for 2nd Pastorium (1963-2001) — Map (db m44914) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Inman — Inman Veterans Monument
In honored memory of all the men and women who served their country in time of war. — Map (db m40626) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Inman — 42-20 — Shiloh Methodist Church
[Front]: This church, organized late in the eighteenth century, held its first services in a brush arbor and later constructed a log meeting house. This frame sanctuary, built between 1825 and 1830, was the second building to serve . . . — Map (db m12627) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Landrum — B. Frank Carruth — November 2, 1915 - June 24, 1994
Frank Carruth's life exemplified the ideal of personal involvement to the betterment of his beloved community. His generosity brought food and warmth to those less fortunate. Roses from his garden brightened the spirits of his wife, friends and . . . — Map (db m11387) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Landrum — Earle's Ford and Fort
Erected By Cowpens Chapter D.A.R. to the Memory of The Valiant Defenders of Earle's Ford and Fort • July 15, 1780 — Map (db m11087) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Landrum — Wolfe Creek Baptist Church
This is the original site of The Wolfe Creek Baptist Church organized in 1803 now the First Baptist Church of Landrum, South Carolina Marker erected June 21, 1953 when Interstate 26 was constructed this marker was moved here one mile . . . — Map (db m11086) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Lyman — District Five War Memorial
[East Base]: This memorial is dedicated to the men and women of this area who have served in the armed forces of the United States and to those who gave their life in Performance of the service. Erected by the people of District 5 . . . — Map (db m10751) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Moore — 42-4 — “Kate Barry”
1½ miles SE is Walnut Grove, home of Margaret Catherine Moore Barry (1752–1823). Local tradition says she was known as “Kate Barry” and acted as a scout for the Patriots before the Battle of Cowpens, Jan. 17, 1781. With her . . . — Map (db m9912) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Moore — 42-6 — First Erosion Control Work in the Southeast
On Dec. 18, 1933, work began on the J.L. Berry Gully, 1.5 miles S.E. as part of the South Tyger River Erosion Control Demonstration Project by the USDI Soil Erosion Service, Dr. T.S. Bule, Project Director. This project was a forerunner of the . . . — Map (db m13328) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Moore — 42-14 — Nazareth Church
This Presbyterian Church, located about .4 miles SE, was organized soon after 1766 by Scotch-Irish who settled the area. From Revolutionary War days the congregation has been influential in religious, educational, and civic affairs of Spartanburg . . . — Map (db m9915) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Moore — Nazareth Church Stone Marker
In 1765 Narareth’s first meeting house was built on this site. Made of logs cut from surrounding forest, pulpit of clapboard, seats of crude wooden plank, without backs and dirt floor. — Map (db m9948) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Moore — Nazareth Frame House
Erected on or near this site between 1785-1790 a larger and better frame house of worship replced the old log meeting house. Used for a time as a session house. — Map (db m40291) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Moore — 42-9 — Site of Fredonia
Believed built in 1786 by Thomas Moore, Revolutionary soldier, brigadier general in the War of 1812 and a member of Congress, Fredonia was later owned by Andrew B. Moore, earliest known doctor in this region, and Thomas J. Moore, Confederate . . . — Map (db m13191) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Moore — Walnut Grove Plantation
Charles and Mary Moore built the Manor House in 1765 1½ miles SE on land granted by George III in 1763. They founded Rocky Spring Academy (1770-1850) the first in Spartanburg County. In a raid in 1780 "Bloody" Bill Cunningham, a Tory, . . . — Map (db m9914) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), New Prospect — Ibra Charles Blackwood
In loving memory of Ibra Charles Blackwood Governor of South Carolina 1931 - 1935 who was born here Nov. 21 - 1878 Died Feb, 12 - 1936 — Map (db m12250) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), New Prospect — Lake Bowen
[Center Marker]: Named in honor of William C. Bowen Engineer - Chemist of Spartanburg Water Works from Dec. 1, 1938 to Nov. 1, 1972 [Left Marker]: Dedicated to the recreational enjoyment of all . . . — Map (db m11280) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Pacolet — Marysville School
In 1915, owners of the Pacolet Manufacturing Company constructed this school for African American children whose parents worked for the textile industry. It is the only surviving site of an irreplaceable South Carolina history. The . . . — Map (db m17645) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Pacolet — Pacolet River Heritage Preserve
Pacolet River Heritage Preserve, owned and managed by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, covers 278 acres in Spartanburg County, SC. Come to bird-watch, take photographs, fish or simply enjoy the woods and Pacolet River. Leave with a sense . . . — Map (db m55086) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Pauline — 42-11 — Calvary Church / Glenn Springs
Calvary Church The Reverend John D. McCullough was the first rector of this Episcopal Church, which was established in 1848. The original building, consecrated in 1850, stood at the cemetery about 1/2 mile to the north. The congregation's . . . — Map (db m9890) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Reidville — Reidville Male Academy — Original Cornerstone
On this site stood the Reidville Male Academy, established in 1857 to provide for the education of young men. The school was established by the Rev Robert H. Reid and continue to operate until 1905 when it was integrated into the public school . . . — Map (db m10029) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Reidville — 42-1 — Reidville Public School
Built in 1948 on the site of Reidville Female College (operated 1871-1910), one of two private schools founded in 1857 by Rev. Robert Harden Reid and located on lands given by James N. Gaston, James Wakefield, and Anthony Wakefield. Reidville . . . — Map (db m9953) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Roebuck — Emmanuel Baptist Church Veterans Monument
We Salute the Past We Salute the Present — Map (db m55953) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — "Sparky" the Family Train
Sparky is one of two miniature G-16 trains donated in 1952 by the Kiwanis Club of Spartanburg. The restoration of this vintage train was made possible through generous donations from families, companies, and organizations in the Spartanburg . . . — Map (db m25713) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — 156 West Main Street — Spartanburg Historic District
National Register South Carolina Department of Archives and History 156 West Main Street Spartanburg Historic District of Historic Places — Map (db m55128) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — 42-25 — 15th N.Y. Infantry / Harlem Hell Fighters
15th N.Y. Infantry The 15th N.Y. Infantry, a volunteer National Guard unit of African American soldiers, arrived here Oct. 10, 1917, to train at Camp Wadsworth. Race riots that summer in East St. Louis and Houston raised the fears of . . . — Map (db m21237) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — American Legion Memorial Archway
This archway constructed and donated in memory of our fallen comrades who fought and died in the name of freedom by the following veterans [List of names follows on both columns] Map (db m13476) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Arthur Prysock / Ira Tucker
Arthur Prysock 1929-1997 Arthur Prycock was a prolific jazz crooner born in Spartanburg. Getting his start with Buddy Johnson's jazz orchestra in 1944, Prysock's rich baritone voice found its way onto nearly 60 albums. A highly adaptable . . . — Map (db m40338) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Barnet Park
Dedicated November 21, 1999 By the City of Spartanburg Mayor James E. Talley Council Members Robert W. Allen, Elizabeth B. Fleming W.C. Bain, Jr., Roy C. Henderson Linda C. Dogan, Lewis A. Mills City Manager Roy Lane . . . — Map (db m18916) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Battle of Cedar Spring
Not far from this spot on the 8th day of August 1780, was fought the Battle of Cedar Spring, one of a series of engagements in upper South Carolina that made possible the great victory at Kings Mountain and the final success of the American cause . . . — Map (db m21118) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Berlin Wall
[Left Marker] "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" President Ronald W. Reagan Berlin, June 12, 1987 [Right Marker] "Ich bin ein Berliner!" President John F. Kennedy Berlin, June 26, 1963 — Map (db m14171) WM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — 42-26 — Camp Croft
[Marker Front]: Camp Croft, constructed in 1940-41, was named for Greenville native Maj. Gen. Edward Croft (1875-1938). The pillars from the main gate stand nearby. Camp Croft was one of nine U.S. Army Infantry Replacement Training . . . — Map (db m13325) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — 42-5 — Camp Wadsworth
This camp, named in honor of Brigadier General James Samuel Wadsworth, U.S.V. was approved June 1917 as a cantonment site. The 27th division trained here from September 1, 1917 to May 4, 1918; the 6th, from May 10, 1918 to June 23, 1918; the . . . — Map (db m75474) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Cantrell Wagon Building — Spartanburg Historic District
National Register South Carolina Department of Archives and History Cantrell Wagon Building Spartanburg Historic District of Historic Places — Map (db m55131) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — 42-24 — Central Methodist Church
Organized in 1837 as the first congregation of any denomination in Spartanburg, when this site was deeded to nine trustees. Services began in early 1838. Original frame meeting house with belfry was replaced in 1854 by a larger brick church. The . . . — Map (db m9832) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Church of the Advent
Cornerstone: Church of the Advent Parish House 1912 Except the Lord build the house, their labor is in vain that build it. Nearby marker:This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic . . . — Map (db m13511) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Colonel Warren H. Abernathy Highway
Name in honor of Warren H. Abernathy for his outstanding and distinguished service to the State of South Carolina as State Director for U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond for over 44 years. — Map (db m11360) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — 42-2 — Converse College
Founded by citizens of Spartanburg in 1889 for the liberal education of women. Named for Dexter Edgar Converse, pioneer textile manufacturer. Opened in 1890 on this site, the grounds of which have been used for educational . . . — Map (db m9103) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — 42-28 — Converse Heights
[Front]: Converse Heights is one of Spartanburg's earliest suburbs, with most of its houses built between 1906 and 1950. This area was originally the antebellum plantation of Govan Mills (1805-1862). In 1906 Mills' heirs sold the property . . . — Map (db m16324) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Daniel Morgan Avenue
This street is named for General Daniel Morgan (1736-1802). Revolutionary war leader whose victory at Cowpens on January 17, 1781, was one of the significant events of that war. Daniel Morgan served as a wagoner on Gen. Braddock's expedition in . . . — Map (db m9867) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Daniel Morgan Monument
[Morgan Side Top] To the American Soldiers who on the field of Cowpens, January 17th, 1781, fought victoriously for The Right of Self Government and Civil Liberty. ————— • . . . — Map (db m13545) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Dexter Edgar Converse — In Memorium
[Front Inscription]: Founder of this College Born in Swanton, Vermont April 21, 1829 Died in Spartanburg, South Carolina October 4, 1899 [Reverse Inscription]: "Oh, it is great -- and there is no other greatness -- . . . — Map (db m9869) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Don Reno/The Blue Ridge Quartet
Don Reno 1926 - 1984 Don Reno was an immensely influential banjo player and one of the founding figures in the bluegrass movement. Born in Spartanburg, Reno recorded more than 500 songs during his career, many with collaborator Red Smiley, . . . — Map (db m44912) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Dr. Jesse F. Cleveland Junior High School
Federal Works Agency Public Works Administration John M. Carmody Federal Works Administrator Franklin D. Roosevelt President of the United States The original site of the home of Dr. Jesse F. Cleveland, on which this building is . . . — Map (db m25708) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Edward Bomar
Born Essex Co. Va, Feb 11, 1767. Emigrated to So. Ca. 1796, and settled on the waters of North Tyger River, six miles west of Spartanburg Court House. His first wife was Mary Wood, who died in 1833; his second, Mary Treadway who died in 1857. He . . . — Map (db m40611) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Emily Elizabeth Dickinson — 1830-1886
One of the best loved American poets, Emily Elizabeth Dickinson wrote some of the most important poetry in the English language. Born on December 10 in Amherst, Massachusetts, she attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary for a year when she was . . . — Map (db m40441) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — 42-13 — Evins-Bivings House
According to family tradition, this house was built in 1854 by the Bivings family, local textile pioneers. In 1869, the house was purchased by John H. Evins (1830-1884), Confederate Lieutenant Colonel, state legislator, major of Spartanburg, and . . . — Map (db m9841) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg, S.C. — Sesquicentennial - 1993 — Soli Deo Gloria
The Sesquicentennial Bells were cast by the Bellfoundry of Paccard Fonderie de Cloches. Located in Annecy-le-Vieux, France. The praise of God is basic to our worship and each bell is inscribed with of praise from the Psalms. [Bell . . . — Map (db m16990) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — 42-7 — Grave of William Walker / Magnolia Cemetery
Grave of William Walker William "Singin' Billy" Walker (1809-1875) was the author of Southern Harmony, a collection of religious music employing shaped musical notes to aid those who could not read standard musical notation. He later . . . — Map (db m9835) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — 42-12 — Hampton Heights Historic District
Located one block west, this historic district was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 because of its historical and architectural significance as an example of an intact early twentieth-century neighborhood. A number of . . . — Map (db m9859) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Hank Garland / Johnny Blowers
Hank Garland 1930-2004 Hank Garland was a prolific studio musician contributing to recordings by Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline and many others. Born in Cowpens, Garland joined the Grand Ole Opry at 15, recording his million-selling his . . . — Map (db m40363) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Harold Hatcher — 1907-2003
Founder and developer of Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve. Harold Hatcher was a man of vision who looked at a weed-filled, eroded, litter-strewn lot and saw a garden. Working with his wife Josephine for 30 years, he used his horticultural skills . . . — Map (db m55091) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Hearon Circle
Named in Honor of Charles O. Hearon Member of first State Highway Commission A pioneer of highway Development In South Carolina Member of state Highway Commission; 1917 - 1936 1943 - 1944 Chairman of State Highway Commission; . . . — Map (db m17454) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Jesse Cleveland
[North side:] Born 1785 - Died 1851 Came to Spartanburg 1810 Merchant for 41 years Lived on public square just above Cleveland Hotel. This park is dedicated to his memory and is part of a grant of 578 acres granted to him 6th day . . . — Map (db m25704) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — John B. White Sr., Blvd. — Dedicated July 1998
Owner and Founder of the World-Famous Beacon Drive-In, from 1946 until his retirement in 1998. Mr. White is truly an extraordinary person and one of Spartanburg's Treasures. His character is beyond reproach, his generosity boundless, and his many . . . — Map (db m17736) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Joshua Hawkins
Stone step is from home place of Joshua Hawkins who has the oldest known grave in cemetery1750 - 1832 — Map (db m16620) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Kevin Earl Carper
In memory of deputy KEVIN EARL CARPER Loving husband, Father, Public Servant, Hero Killed in the line of Duty February 27, 2007 We appreciate your 10 years of service to Spartanburg County. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. . . . — Map (db m18537) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Marian Anderson — 1897-1993
Her contralto voice sang out in the twentieth century -- her life testified to her passion for music and the power of her voice to speak directly to the soul, encountering societal resistance as an African-American seeking educational and . . . — Map (db m40421) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — 42-22 — Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
(Front): Mount Zion Baptist Church, founded as early as 1804 as an affiliated branch of Bethlehem Baptist Church, was formally established in 1827. The cemetery here, dating from 1832, includes the graves of many early church families and . . . — Map (db m12409) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — 42-16 — Old City Cemetery
[Front]: This cemetery, established on this site about 1900 as the Spartanburg Colored Cemetery, includes many graves moved here from the first black cemetery in the city, established in 1849 1 mi. W. and closed by the expansion of the . . . — Map (db m18013) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Palmetto Building — Spartanburg Historic District
National Register South Carolina Department of Archives and History Palmetto Building of Historic Places — Map (db m55096) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Peach Monument
[Marker Front] This monument is erected out of respect for the peach, delectable fruit of a friendly soil and a beneficent sun. Upon a pedestal we place it as a symbol of God's bounty and man's enterprise. Spartanburg County has the . . . — Map (db m24451) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Pink Anderson / The Marshall Tucker Band
Pink Anderson 1900-1974 Pink Anderson was a seminal Piedmont bluesman. He lived most of his life in Spartanburg, performing locally and regionally, and recording three albums in the city for Bluesville Records during the 1960s. Anderson . . . — Map (db m40365) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Purple Heart Memorial — Combat Wounded Veterans
. . . — Map (db m13478) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Spartanburg Confederate War Monument
[East Facing Side] Erected in honor of the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors from Spartanburg City and County by voluntary contributions from her citizens and Spartan Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy 1910 . . . — Map (db m13512) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Spartanburg County War Memorial
In memory of and dedicated to those brave citizens of Spartanburg County who gave their lives in the defense of their country during WWI     WWII     Korea     Vietnam [Seals from six services: Army, Navy Air Force, Marines . . . — Map (db m13477) WM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — 42-15 — Spartanburg Methodist College
While minister of Duncan Memorial Methodist Church, the Rev. David E. Camak established the Textile Industrial Institute in the dwelling across the street to educate cotton mill workers. The institute opened Sept. 5, 1911, and its operation was soon . . . — Map (db m13313) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Spartanburg Town Clock
[Seal of Spartanburg, S.C.] Mayor Frankin W. Allen 1977-81 Mayor John G. Baeher 1973-1977 Mayor Pro Tem C. Chester Brown, Jr. Council Members Jack M. Blasius, Ralph D. Prince E. Lewis Miller, Hal G. Warlick, Jr. City . . . — Map (db m25721) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Spartanburg Water Works — 1927 - 1970
On March 24, 1927, the Commissioners of Public Works awarded a construction contract for a new office building at 168 West Main Street to T.W. Houston. The building was designed by local architect J. Frank Collins, and it served as the . . . — Map (db m40331) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Walter Hyatt / DesChamps Hood
Walter Hyatt 1949-1996 Walter Hyatt was a prolific songwriter and performer and a founding member of the influential Americana groups Uncle Walt's Band and the Contenders. Raised in Spartanburg, Hyatt joined the Austin and Nashville . . . — Map (db m40343) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Welcome to Croft State Natural Area
Croft State Natural Area covers 7,054 acres and was originally purchased by the State of South Carolina in 1949. It had been part of a 19,034-acre tract that served as a U.S. Army Infantry Replacement Training Center known as Camp Croft during . . . — Map (db m42780) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — William Walker / Clara Smith
William Walker 1809-1875 William ("Singing Billy") Walker, perhaps South Carolina's most famous musician of his day, was a singing school teacher, composer, and collector of folksongs. He published four shape-note tunebooks, bringing . . . — Map (db m41236) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — 42-18 — Wofford College
Wofford College, charted in 1851, was established by a $100,000 bequest from the Rev. Benjamin Wofford of Spartanburg, who envisioned a college for 'literary, classical, and scientific education' affiliated with the Methodist Church. The college . . . — Map (db m9837) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Wellford — 42-8 — Fort Prince
Located nearby, this fort protected early settlers from the Indians and served as camp for a detachment of militia en route to join the 1776 expedition against the Cherokees. The fort was headquarters in 1780 for a British garrison commanded by . . . — Map (db m24055) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Wellford — In Honor of the Students of — Wellford-Lyman-Tucapau High School
Who served in the Armed Forces of there Country in World War II and in loving memory of those who gave their lives 1941-1945 In Memoriam James Redmond Barry • Lethco Augustus Groce, Jr.• Lee Earl Brown Daniel Carey Morgan Ellis Perry . . . — Map (db m16994) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Woodruff — Crash Site of USA AF A20G Havoc — Dec. 6, 1943
. . . — Map (db m15166) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Woodruff — S.J. Workman Highway
Named in Honor of S.J. Workman Business and Civic Leader for his dedicated public service Member, State Highway Commission 1952-56 and 1964-68 Chairman, State Highway Commission 1967-68 — Map (db m20595) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Woodruff — Veterans of Foreign Wars
Dedicated to the men and women having served honorably in the United States of America's Armed Forces on foreign soil. — Map (db m55952) HM

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