Edgefield in Edgefield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
November 13, 1779 - July 1, 1838
— Governor 1816-1818 —
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 33° 47.3′ N, 81° 55.5′ W. Marker is in Edgefield, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in the parking lot on the south side of the intersection of Hall and Main Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edgefield SC 29824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Edgefield Parking Lot (within shouting distance of this marker); George McDuffie (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Law Building (about 800 feet away); Edgefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edgefield United Methodist Church / The Reverend Joseph MoorePierce Mason Butler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oakley Park Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); J. Strom Thurmond Birthplace (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church / Village Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edgefield.
More about this marker. This marker is the first along the Ten Governor's Trail, a Rails-to-Trails conversion. There are markers to each of the 10 governors placed every 0.9 of a mile.
Also see . . . Andrew Pickens (governor). Andrew Pickens, Jr. (December 13, 1779 – July 1, 1838) was an American military and political leader who served as the Democratic-Republican Governor of South Carolina from 1816 until 1818. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Andrew Pickens
Andrew Pickens, governor of South Carolina, was born in Waxhaw district, S.C., Nov. 13, 1779; son of General Andrew (q.v.) and Rebecca (Calhoun) Pickens. He was a student at the College of New Jersey, Princeton; was appointed lieutenant colonel in the U.S. army, and served in the war of 1812 on the Canada frontier, fighting at the battle of Lundy's Lane, July 24, 1814, and commanding a regiment of state troops in the south in 1815. He was a presidential elector from the third district of South Carolina in 1813, and governor of South Carolina, 1816-18. In 1820 he received a commission from congress with full power and authority to hold conferences and make treaties with the Creek tribe of Indians in the state of Georgia. Subsequently he removed to Alabama, where he engaged in cotton planting, and was appointed president of the state bank by the legislature. He married Susan Smith (1788-1810) of St. Paul's parish, daughter of Francis and Susan Wilkinson, and descendant of Landgrave Joseph Morton, colonial governor of South Carolina, 1682-85, who married Elizabeth Blake, niece of Admiral Robert Blake, England (1598-1657). Of their two children, Francis Wilkinson and Susan, the latter married James Calhoun, nephew of John C. Calhoun. Andrew Pickens died, while on business in Mississippi, June 24, 1838. (Source: The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 8 by Rossiter Johnson and John Howard Brown (1904).)
— Submitted January 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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