Near Van Wyck in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Boy of the Waxhaws
By Anna Hyatt Huntington
"We, the children of Lancaster County, South Carolina, are interested in a youthful statue of Andrew Jackson because he was born among the red clay hills of our county and here he spent the formative years of his life, his first seventeen, riding horseback,wrestling, cock-fighting, and gaining the best education the frontier had to offer: instructions from the Presbyterian minister at the Waxhaw Meeting House."
Nancy Crockett, Teacher and Principal
"A picture came to mind as I read over your letter and I have tried out the composition. I have Jackson as a young man of sixteen or seventeen seated bareback on a farm horse, one hand leaning back on the horse's rump and looking over his native hills, to wonder what the future holds for him."
"It has been a pleasure for me to work on South Carolina's great man and to try to visualize him as a maturing youth looking into the future."
Erected 1967 by
Location. 34° 50.4′ N, 80° 48.43′ W. Marker is near Van Wyck, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Andrew Jackson State Park Road 0.4 miles east of U.S. 521. Touch for map. Marker is in Andrew Jackson State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Van Wyck SC 29744, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson Comes Home (here, next to this marker); Welcome to the Andrew Jackson State Park Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Andrew Jackson Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); School Days in the Waxhaws (about 300 feet away); Welcome to Andrew Jackson State Park (about 300 feet away); Heart of the Community (about 400 feet away); Andrew Jackson State Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Birthplace of Andrew Jackson (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Van Wyck.
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