Salem in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Salem Confederate Monument
With greatest respect and honor for the Confederate Soldiers from this area, we salute you, with the dedication of this monument. Special recognition goes to Sgt. John W. Cannon, an officer of the Confederacy and highly respected citizen of the Salem area. He was also the last sole survivor of Co. C, 1st SC Regiment of Orr's Rifles.
All these soldiers fought bravely and honorably for the Southern cause. God bless them and may we never forget them.
Erected 2004 by Oconee Southern Heritage Group.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 53.3′ N, 82° 58.4′ W. Marker is in Salem, South Carolina, in Oconee County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salem SC 29676, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cherokee Path (approx. 1½ miles away); Tamassee DAR School (approx. 2½ miles away); Keowee Town (approx. 3½ miles away); Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn Bridge Tamassee Town (approx. 4.3 miles away); Jocassee Town (approx. 4.7 miles away); Bethel Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Cheowee Town (approx. 5.3 miles away); Fort Prince George (approx. 5.6 miles away); Oconee Station / Oconee County (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
Also see . . . Orr's First South Carolina Rifles. (Submitted on December 12, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,258 times since then and 27 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on December 12, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.