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Union in Union County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John Pratt

 
 
John Pratt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2008
1. John Pratt Marker
Inscription.  Inventor of first practical typewriter, Pat. 1866. Born Union S.C. April 13, 1831. Died Chattanooga Tenn, July 21, 1905
 
Erected by Union Post No. 22, The American Legion and Its Auxiliary; Voiture 576 Society of Forty Right; Students of Union Schools; Underwood Elliott Fisher Co.; and Interstreet Citizens.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 34° 42.9′ N, 81° 37.533′ W. Marker is in Union, South Carolina, in Union County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is on the grounds of the county court house. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union SC 29379, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Community Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Union County Revolutionary War (within shouting distance of this marker); Union County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Union County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Mill
John Pratt Marker and Union County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2008
2. John Pratt Marker and Union County Court House
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Presbyterian Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Culp-Beaty Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jefferson Davis Dined in This House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Episcopal Church Of The Nativity (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
John Pratt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, February 9, 2013
3. John Pratt Marker
John Pratt Typewriter image. Click for full size.
By Www.pratthistory.com
4. John Pratt Typewriter
John Pratt image. Click for full size.
Historic Postcard
5. John Pratt
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,094 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on February 11, 2013, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on November 12, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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