Edgefield in Edgefield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Francis Wilkinson Pickens
April 7, 1805 - January 25, 1896
— Governor 1860-1862 —
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 33° 47′ N, 81° 55.417′ W. Marker is in Edgefield, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on Peachtree Street. Marker is about 1 mile south of the intersection of Peachtree Street and the Ten Governors Trail. 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. James Henry Hammond (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milledge Luke Bonham (about 500 feet away); Pierce Mason Butler (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Calhoun Sheppard (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Strom Thurmond (approx. ¼ mile away); M60A3 Main Battle Tank George McDuffie (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benjamin Ryan Tillman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oakley Park Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Gary Evans (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edgefield.
More about this marker. This marker is the fifth along the Ten Governor's Trail, a converted railroad bed that has been paved. There are markers to each of the 10 governors placed every 0.9 of a mile.
Also see . . . Francis Wilkinson Pickens. Francis Wilkinson Pickens (April 7, 1805 – January 25, 1869) was an American lawyer and politician who served as Governor of South Carolina when the state seceded from the United States during the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Francis Wilkinson Pickens (1805-1869)
Francis Wilkinson Pickens, (grandson of Andrew Pickens), a Representative from South Carolina; born on a plantation on the Toogoodoo River, St. Paul’s Parish, Colleton District, S.C., April 7, 1805; completed preparatory studies; attended Franklin College, Athens, Ga., and was graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Edgefield District in 1829;
— Submitted January 3, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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