Due West in Abbeville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
William Moffatt Grier
Servant of Christ.
Born Feb. 11, 1843
Died Sept. 3, 1899.
from 1871 to 1899.
His service is
measured not by
years but by results.
He still lives in
hundreds of useful
lives to which he
and guidance -
Life's work well done,
Life's race well run.
Life's crown well won,
Now comes rest.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1860.
Location. 34° 19.9′ N, 82° 23.483′ W. Marker is in Due West, South Carolina, in Abbeville County. Marker is on South Main Street. Marker is located in the center of the Erskine College Quadrangle, at the intersection of Depot and Main Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Due West SC 29639, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bryson College Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp-Walker Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Erskine College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abbeville County (about 300 feet away); Rev. J.I. Bonner Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Due West (approx. 0.3 miles away); Angela Marlow Newton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Action at Pratt's Mill (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Donalds Grange No. 497 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Templeton-Drake Cabin ca. 1764 (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Due West.
More about this marker. The century-old monument is believed to have been the first statue in South Carolina erected in honor of an educator.
Regarding William Moffatt Grier. Grier was the fifth president of Erskine College. He also served as editor of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian and the head of Erskine Theological Seminary. A veteran of the Civil War, Grier lost a leg at the Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862.
Also see . . .
1. William Moffatt Grier, D.D. In an old house, built by his father, about one mile from the present little village of Clover, York County, South Carolina, on the eleventh of February, 1843, William Moffatt Grier was born. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Bethel Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Oak Hill, Alabama. The church where Dr. Grier served as pastor in the years leading up (1867-1871) to his position as Erskine president. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Erskine College. A Christian liberal arts college which is a part of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian tradition. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,278 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 4. submitted on December 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.