Aiken in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
H. Odell Weeks
August 3, 1908 - December 14, 1992
1946 - 1952
1957 - 1991
His office was our city's sidewalks and storefronts, and from his walks about the downtown he gained the information needed for leadership.
He was an advocate for harmony and teamwork, regardless of political view, and a visionary whose leadership brought our city state-wide recognition.
He was our mayor for more years than many of our citizens have lived, and his long service recommends him as one of those rare people who come along at the right time.
Odell Weeks loved his church, his family and his friends, but he had a special affection for the people of Aiken; reflected by their returning him to office time after time. Carl Langley
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1946.
Location. 33° 33.667′ N, 81° 43.3′ W. Marker is in Aiken, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on Richland Avenue West (U.S. 78) 0.1 miles west of Newberry Street North West, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aiken SC 29801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers Original Survey of Aiken (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1953 Gas Explosion (about 400 feet away); St. John's Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); Aiken (about 500 feet away); Author Jeff Scott (about 500 feet away); William Aiken, Sr. (about 500 feet away); South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company (about 800 feet away); Battle of Aiken (about 800 feet away); The S.C. Railroad (about 800 feet away); Woodmen Of The World (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aiken.
Also see . . . H. Odell Weeks Find-a-Grave. H. Odell Weeks, former mayor of Aiken, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1992, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. (Submitted on March 26, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. About Mayor Weeks
H. Odell Weeks resigned his office in 1991, passing away the following year. A replica of his office is in the Aiken County Historical Museum.
— Submitted March 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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