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Camp Sevier

 
 
Camp Sevier - In Memory image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mitch Gambrell, October 3, 2005
1. Camp Sevier - In Memory
Inscription.  
In Memory
of
the men who trained here
and
those that made the supreme
sacrifice
in the Great World War

 
Erected 1934 by American Legion Auxiliary Post #3.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 34° 53.769′ N, 82° 21.786′ W. Marker is in Taylors, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on West Lee Road, ¼ mile east of Pine Knoll Drive (County Road 165), in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1086 West Lee Road, Taylors SC 29687, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodlawn Memorial Park Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Sevier (approx. 1½ miles away); Rev. James R. Rosemond (approx. 1.7 miles away); Congregation Beth Israel (approx. 1.9 miles away); Welcome to Paris Mountain State Park (approx. 2.1 miles away); What's So Special About this Bridge?
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(approx. 2.1 miles away); New Life for Old Bathhouse (approx. 2.2 miles away); "Mom, Can I Have a Nickel?" (approx. 2.2 miles away); Come On In, the Water's Fine! (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Dam for Reservoir 2 (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker was the original marker placed in 1934 to commemorate the service of the soldiers who trained at this location who served in WW I.
 
Regarding Camp Sevier. There is another marker located on Wade Hampton Blvd that also makes reference to the soldiers who trained and served here.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. 30th Infantry Division. The 30th Infantry Division was a unit of the Army National Guard in World War I and World War II. (Submitted on May 17, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. 81st Infantry Division. The 81st Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War I and World War II. (Submitted on May 17, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. 20th Division. Organized in 1918 as a regular army and national army division for World War I, the 20th Division
Camp Sevier - In Memory image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mitch Gambrell, August 8, 2008
2. Camp Sevier - In Memory
did not go overseas and demobilized in February 1919 at Camp Sevier, South Carolina. (Submitted on May 17, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. John Sevier. John Sevier (23 September 1745 – 25 September 1815) served four years (1785–1789) as the only governor of the State of Franklin and twelve years (1796–1801 and 1803–1809) as Governor of Tennessee, and as a U.S. Representative from Tennessee from 1811 until his death. (Submitted on May 17, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Camp Sevier - In Memory image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mitch Gambrell, August 8, 2008
3. Camp Sevier - In Memory
Camp Sevier - In Memory Marker -<br>Pine Knoll Drive in Foreground<br>West Lee Road in Background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
4. Camp Sevier - In Memory Marker -
Pine Knoll Drive in Foreground
West Lee Road in Background
Gov. John Sevier<br>1745–1815 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Willson Peale, 1792
5. Gov. John Sevier
1745–1815
U.S. House of Rep from N.C. 1791-1791
Gov of Franklin 1785–1789
Gov of Tn 1796–1801, 1803–1809
U.S. House of Rep Tn 1811-1815
World War I Plot -<br>Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, SC image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, May 9, 2009
6. World War I Plot -
Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, SC
The first soldier to be buried in the plot was Fred Kirk (11/07/1917). Also buried in the plot are twenty soldiers from Camp Sevier that died during the Spanish influenza epidemic in 1918. The Greenville News reported the "caskets were stacked like cordwood at the depot" as a result of the outbreak.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,358 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on August 19, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.   4. submitted on February 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on May 17, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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