“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Union County South Carolina – Historical Markers

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By Anna Inbody, April 15, 2012
Some Gave All Marker
South Carolina (Union County), Buffalo — Some Gave All
World War I Cpl. Elmer E. Butler Pvt. Fred Rochester Pvt. J. W. Vance Smith World War II Cpl. Abraham Heatherly Pvt. William E. Medford Pvt. James D. Fisher Robert Charles Evans S-I/C Tech. Sgt. Joseph C. Stevens Pvt. Aubrey . . . — Map (db m54557) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Carlisle — Colonel William Farr
This bridge dedicated to Col. William Farr (1748-1794) Revolutionary War hero (Battles of Cowpens, Fishdam, Blackstock, Musgrove Mills and others) 1st Sheriff of Union County 1st Union Co. Rep. to the S.C. House (1791-1794) . . . — Map (db m14395) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Cross Anchor — Battle of Blackstock
November 20, 1780 Near this spot was fought the Battle of Blackstock — Map (db m11112) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Cross Anchor — 44-7 — Battle of Blackstock’s
This battle of the Revolution took place on William Blackstock’s plantation, 3 miles N. on the south side of the Tyger River, November 20, 1780. Gen. Thomas Sumter commanded the American patriots who repulsed Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton’s . . . — Map (db m11111) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Cross Keys — 44-3 — Cross Keys House
[Front]: A post office was established in 1809 at Cross Keys, S.C. In 1812-1814, Barrum Bobo erected this house at the intersection of the Piedmont Stage Road and the Old Buncombe Road. During the ante-bellum period, it was the center of . . . — Map (db m13390) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Cross Keys — 44-9 — Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church
[Front] This church was founded in 1784 by Rev. John Webb and John Cole, with Barnett Putman and William Wilbanks, Sr. as its first deacons. It was first called "the Church of Christ on Tyger River" and renamed Padgett Creek Baptist . . . — Map (db m13428) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Jonesville — 44-16 — Balloon Landing, 1861
[Front]: On April 20, 1861, only days after the Civil War began at Fort Sumter, scientist and aeronaut T.S.C. Lowe (1832-1913) landed the Enterprise, a large gas balloon, on a nearby farm. Lowe was on a test flight in preparation . . . — Map (db m23919) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Jonesville — Flat Rock CemeteryFounded 1802
Four Acres of Land Deeded to the Trustees of Flat Rock Methodist Episcopal Church Baxter Mosley, Edmond Hames Thomas Hames, Charles Hames and Coleman Fowler, on May 10, 1802 by Israel Fowler Recorded December 3, 1839 — Map (db m58568) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Jonesville — Jonesville Confederate Monument
[West Side] C.S.A. 1861-1865 To the Confederate dead of Union District Comrades Confederate Soldiers [South Side] From North to South From East to West Their ashes scattered lie But in the regions of the . . . — Map (db m59078) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Jonesville — Jonesville Veterans Monument
Front Dedicated to those who served World War I Apr. 6, 1917 ~ Nov. 11, 1918 Right Side Dedicated to those who served World War II Dec. 7, 1941 ~ Dec. 31, 1946 Back Dedicated to those who served Korea June 27, 1950 ~ Jan. 31, . . . — Map (db m59073) WM
South Carolina (Union County), Jonesville — Kelton
Incorporated Dec. 24, 1894 Mt. Joy Masonic Lodge # 203 Chartered Dec. 10, 1879 Site of Balloon Landing of T.S.C. Lowe April 20, 1861 — Map (db m55041) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Kelton — Professor Lowe Balloon Landing Site
Spot Where Prof. T. S. C. Lowe famed aeronaut landed Apr. 20, 1861 in Union County, S. C. After Balloon Flight from Cincinnati, Ohio 800 miles in nine hours Died 1913 at Pasadena Calif. — Map (db m15394) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Monarch — Cemetery of Union Church
1755 Cemetery of Union Church for which the Town and County of Union S.C. are named Erected by Fair Forest Chapter D.A.R. 1917 — Map (db m54564) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Padgett's Creek — The Old Quaker Cemetary
This is the old Quaker Cemetery, marking the site of land conveyed by David Smith in October 1778. To Armel Fincher, John Clark, Ralph Hunt, John Neaderman, trustees appointed by the people called Quakers, members of the meeting on Padgetts Creek, . . . — Map (db m48588) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-12 — Culp-Beaty Hall
[Front Side]: This Greek Revival house was built ca. 1857 for Benjamin Dudley Culp (1821-1885) and his wife Cornelia Meng Culp (1830-1888). Culp, a Union merchant, owned stores on Main Street with partners J.T. Hill and H.L. Goss from . . . — Map (db m13542) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-11 — Episcopal Church Of The Nativity
Marker Front: This parish was established in 1855 with the Rev. John DeWitt McCollough (1822-1902) as its first rector. This Gothic Revival church, consecrated in 1859 and called “probably the most exquisite gem of a Church in our . . . — Map (db m30429) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-15 — Fair Forest Plantation / Emslie Nicholson House
Fair Forest Plantation Fair Forest, named for nearby Fair Forest Creek, was the plantation of Col. Thomas Fletchall (d.1789), prominent militia officer before the Revolution and Loyalist during it. Captured in 1775 and briefly jailed, Fletchall . . . — Map (db m13394) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-6 — Fairforest Church
Led by Philip Mulkey, thirteen converts of the Great Awakening movement traveled from N.C. to S.C. in 1759, settled on the Broad River, and organized a Baptist congregation, the oldest in the upcountry. Three years later, they moved to what is . . . — Map (db m13442) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-4 — Fairforest Meeting
1.5 miles SW stood the original Fairforest Baptist Church. The members, led by the Reverend Philip Mulkey, came from North Carolina to Broad River about 1759. In 1762, the church moved to Fairforest where, as the first Baptist church in the up . . . — Map (db m13393) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — Furman L Fendley Highway
During two separate terms as a member of the South Carolina State Highways and Public Transportation Commission Representing the 16th Highway District, 1975 ~ 1979 and 1983 ~ 1987, and as Chairman of the Commission 1978 ~ 1979, Mr. Fendley rendered . . . — Map (db m54562) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — Gist Cemetery
Ancestral Cemetery of the Gist Family Among those buried here are the secession Governor of South Carolina William H. Gist Aug. 2, 1805 - Sept. 30, 1874 Mary Rice Gist His second wife Also Col. William M. Gist C.S.A. . . . — Map (db m13468) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — Jefferson Davis Dined in This House
Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate States of America Dined in this House, The former home of Brigadier General William H. Wallace April 28, 1865 — Map (db m13510) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — John Pratt
Inventor of first practical typewriter, Pat. 1866. Born Union S.C. April 13, 1831. Died Chattanooga Tenn, July 21, 1905 — Map (db m13531) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-1 — Otterson's Fort
One mile east of this point, built by the pioneers of Union County, was one of the several stockades used as refuges during the Cherokee War, 1759-1761. It was probably named for James Otterson, an early settler on Tyger River. — Map (db m11110) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-13 — Presbyterian Cemetery
[Front]: This cemetery, the oldest in Union, was established ca. 1817 and sometimes called the "village cemetery." In 1818 a Presbyterian "union" church used by other denominations as well moved here from a 1783 site about 2 mi. E. . . . — Map (db m81836) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-2 — Rose Hill Mansion
Erected in 1828-32 by William Henry Gist (1807-1874), lawyer, planter, legislator, and Secessionist Governor of South Carolina, Rose Hill was named for its landscaped rose garden. Its fanlights, carved doors and spiral staircases are noteworthy. . . . — Map (db m13498) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-8 — Sims High School
Sims High School stood here from 1927 until the early 1970's and was the first black high school in Union County. It was named for its founder, Rev. A. A. Sims (1872-1965), who was its first principal 1927-1951. It included grades 6-11 until 1949 . . . — Map (db m19868) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-14 — Site of Union Church, 1783-1819
Side A A "union" church, one founded as a Presbyterian congregation but also used by other denominations, stood here from ca. 1783 to ca. 1819. The church was founded ca. 1765 at Brown's Creek, 2 or 3 mi. NE. It met there in two successive log . . . — Map (db m13541) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-10 — Union Community Hospital
Marker Front: Union Community Hospital served the black community and nearby areas from 1932 to 1975. Built as a house ca. 1915, it was converted into a hospital by Dr. L. W. Long in 1932 with the support of several local churches. The . . . — Map (db m19996) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — Union County Confederate Monument
[East Side]: In Memory of the Confederate Soldiers of Union County, South Carolina. [North Side]: Truth, courage, and patriotism endure forever. [South Side]: These were men who gave their live and . . . — Map (db m13536) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-5 — Union County Jail
[Front]: The S. C. Board of Public Works had at least fourteen public buildings under contract in 1822-23, when Robert Mills, Acting Commissioner of the board, rejected a partially built jail of inferior brick before proceeding with this . . . — Map (db m11109) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — Union County Revolutionary War
In honor of the soldiers of Union County South Carolina who fought in the Revolutionary War. — Map (db m55705) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — Union County Veterans Memorial
In memory of those in Union County who gave their lives in defense of our country during World War I World War II Korean Conflict Vietnam War. — Map (db m13533) WM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — Union Memorial Gardens Veterans Monument
North Face Dedicated to those who served on our United States Navy West Face Dedicated to those who served on our United States Air Force South Face Dedicated to those who served on our United States Marines East . . . — Map (db m55704) HM
South Carolina (Union County), Union — Union MillBuilt 1883 by T.C. Duncan — Burned July 9, 1998
This monument is dedicated to the many generations of employees of Union Mill. This mill provided a livelihood for many families and contributed greatly to the growth of Union County for over 100 years. During the height of the textile revolution, . . . — Map (db m13544) HM

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