Flat Rock in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1963 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number P-4.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list.
Location. 35° 16.944′ N, 82° 26.57′ W. Marker is in Flat Rock, North Carolina, in Henderson County. Marker is on Greenville Hwy (U.S. 25) 0.1 miles north of Rutledge Dr.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flat Rock NC 28731, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John in the Wilderness (a few steps from this marker); George A. Trenholm (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flat Rock (approx. 0.6 miles away); Connemara (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carl Sandburg (approx. 0.7 miles away); Outdoor Inspiration (approx. 0.8 miles A Home for Champions (approx. 0.9 miles away); Glassy Mountain Trails (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flat Rock.
Regarding C.G. Memminger. Memminger was born in Nayhingen, Germany (in what was then the Kingdom of Württemberg). His father, Gottfried Memminger, was a military officer who died in combat a month after his son's birth. His mother, Eberhardina Kohler Memminger, immigrated to Charleston, South Carolina, in the United States but died of yellow fever in 1807. Christopher was placed in an orphanage.
Memminger's fortunes changed when, at the age of eleven, he was taken under the care of Thomas Bennett, a prominent lawyer and future Governor. Memminger was quite intelligent and entered South Carolina College at the age of 12 and graduating second in his class at 16. Memminger passed the bar in 1825 and became a successful lawyer. He married Mary Wilkinson in 1832. He entered state politics and served in the South Carolina state legislature from 1836 to 1852 and 1854 to 1860. Memminger was a staunch advocate of education and helped give Charleston one of the most comprehensive public school systems in the country.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,118 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 11, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.