Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
"Old Glory" or "The Stars and Stripes" as our present day American flag is referred to, is the most recognizable symbol of freedom, unity and hope on earth. Our flag and its meaning are described in the lyrics of our national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner" by Francis Scott Key. After Hawaii was admitted as the 50th state on August 21, 1959, a new 50-star flag was needed. An Executive Order of President Eisenhower on that date provided for the arrangement of the stars in nine staggered horizontal rows and eleven staggered columns. This, the 27th flag of the United States, became the official flag on July 4th, 1960.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1908.
Location. 34° 50.837′ N, 82° 24.021′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Broad Street on South Main Street. Marker is located in the Peace Plaza, surrounding 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. Guilford Courthouse Flag (here, next to this marker); Francis Marion (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Sumter (a few steps from this marker); Andrew Pickens (a few steps from this marker); Greenville's General (a few steps from this marker); The South Carolina Flag (a few steps from this marker); The Betsy Ross Flag (a few steps from this marker); Harper Plaza (a few steps from this marker); The Moultrie Flag (a few steps from this marker); Roger Craft Peace Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
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1. Old Glory. This famous name was coined by Captain William Driver, a shipmaster of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1831. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Old Glory. Old Glory is a common nickname for the flag of the United States, bestowed by William Driver, an early nineteenth century American sea captain. However, it also refers specifically to the flag owned by Driver, which has become one of the U.S.'s most treasured historical artifacts. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,028 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.