Edgefield in Edgefield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
John Gary Evans
October 15, 1863 - June 22, 1942
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Spanish-American.
Location. 33° 46.783′ N, 81° 55.183′ W. Marker is in Edgefield, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on Augusta Road. Marker is due east of the Benjamin Ryan Tillman Marker on 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. Benjamin Ryan Tillman (within shouting distance of this marker); John Calhoun Sheppard (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Strom Thurmond (about 700 feet away); Milledge Luke Bonham (approx. ¼ mile away); Francis Wilkinson Pickens (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Henry Hammond (approx. 0.4 miles away); M60A3 Main Battle Tank Pierce Mason Butler (approx. half a mile away); Oakley Park Museum (approx. 0.6 miles away); J. Strom Thurmond Birthplace (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edgefield.
More about this marker. This marker is the ninth 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 . . .
1. John Gary Evans. John Gary Evans (October 15, 1863 – June 27, 1942) was Democratic Governor of South Carolina from 1894 to 1897. (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Marion County Biographies: John Gary Evans. (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Key Events
1887 - Admitted to the bar, Evans practices law in Aiken County, where he developed a reputation for representing poor white farmers. This draws the attention of political powerhouse "Pitchfork Ben" Tillman.
1894 - His rapid rise in politics culminated in his election as South Carolina's 85th governor at the age of 31, making him the youngest governor in South Carolina history.
Evans was a follower of Tillman and presided over the state's constitutional convention.
1941 – Governor Evans presented
— Submitted October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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