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Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

General Robert E. Lee

 
 
General Robert E. Lee Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 25, 2008
1. General Robert E. Lee Memorial
Inscription.  
A tribute to the memory of
General Robert E Lee
"His monument is the Adoration of the South, his shrine is in every Southern Heart."
Thomas Nelson Page.
Erected 1935
By the Greenville Chapter and Fort Sumter
Chapter of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy of Greenville South Carolina
to mark the route of the
Dixie Highway
Love makes memory eternal

 
Erected 1935 by Greenville Chapter and Fort Sumter Chapter of the U.D.C.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. 34° 51.305′ N, 82° 23.811′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greenville County Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); Springwood Cemetery (within
General Robert E. Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 27, 2010
2. General Robert E. Lee Marker
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shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); SC Ordinance of Secession (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Armory (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of 81st Wildcat Division / Camp Sevier (within shouting distance of this marker); Eighty Unnamed Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Mrs. James Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Post 3 American Legion (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 90 mm M-2 Anti-Aircraft Gun (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Robert E. Lee. Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was a career United States Army officer, a combat engineer, and among the most celebrated generals in American history. (Submitted on March 12, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Dixie Highway. The Dixie Highway was a United States automobile highway first planned in 1914, to connect the US Midwest with the
General Robert E Lee Marker overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, June 18, 2011
3. General Robert E Lee Marker overview
Southern United States. (Submitted on March 12, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Robert L. Lee Highway Marker
The Greenville Chapter and the Fort Sumter Chapter, U.D.C., were responsible for placing this marker. It is a four-foot granite boulder with a bronze plaque. They erected the $225 marker in 1935. This marker's original location was further south on Main Street. (Source: A Guide to Confederate Monuments in South Carolina: "Passing the Silent Cup" by Robert s. Seigler (1997), pg 364.)
    — Submitted March 12, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
 
General Robert E. Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 27, 2010
4. General Robert E. Lee Marker
General Robert E. Lee<br>1807-1870 image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, 1863
5. General Robert E. Lee
1807-1870
Nearby Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 25, 2008
6. Nearby Confederate Memorial
Erected in Honor and Memory of the Confederate Dead of the County and City of Greenville, by the Ladies Memorial Association. September 1882
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,273 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 27, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   2. submitted on March 12, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on June 27, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on March 12, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on August 27, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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