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

Peach Monument

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, November 12, 2009
1. Peach Monument Marker
Inscription.  

This monument is erected out of respect for the peach, delectable fruit of a friendly soil and a beneficent sun.
Upon a pedestal we place it as a symbol of God's bounty and man's enterprise.
Spartanburg County has the honor of the richest peach harvest in the nation, and we are grateful for this favor.

Reverse:
An appreciative community pays tribute to those pioneer orchardists who through foresight and diligence, established and industry that means much to our welfare.
They set a worthy example in cultivating a choice fruit, and their culture of the land contributed to the culture of mankind.
First carload of Spartanburg County peaches shipped July 31, 1924.
 
Erected by Spartanburg Junior Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 34° 58.038′ N, 81° 56.958′ W. Marker is in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is at the intersection of 151 South Church Street and North Cleveland Park Drive, on the left when traveling south on 151 South Church Street
Peach Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 12, 2009
2. Peach Monument Marker
Rear side
. Located at the main Spartanburg County Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 South Church Street, Spartanburg SC 29306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Sparky" the Family Train (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jesse Cleveland (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Jesse F. Cleveland Junior High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Evins-Bivings House (approx. mile away); Wofford College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Spartanburg Methodist College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Grave of William Walker / Magnolia Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Central Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spartanburg.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Peach Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 12, 2009
3. Peach Monument Marker
Peach Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 12, 2009
4. Peach Monument Marker
Rear side
The Peach Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 12, 2009
5. The Peach Monument
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 936 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on October 21, 2019, by Richard Adams of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 12, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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