Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Professor Lowe Balloon Landing Site

 
 
Professor Lowe Balloon Landing Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles R. Robbins, Jr., July 7, 2007
1. Professor Lowe Balloon Landing Site Marker
Inscription.  Spot Where Prof. T. S. C. Lowe famed aeronaut landed Apr. 20, 1861 in Union County, S. C. After Balloon Flight from Cincinnati, Ohio 800 miles in nine hours

Died 1913 at Pasadena Calif.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 50.033′ N, 81° 34.683′ W. Marker is in Kelton, South Carolina, in Union County. Marker is on Pea Ridge Highway (State Highway 44-13). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesville SC 29353, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Balloon Landing, 1861 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kelton (about 500 feet away); Flat Rock Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Jonesville Confederate Monument (approx. 5.7 miles away); Fairforest Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Jonesville Veterans Monument (approx. 5.8 miles away); Steen Family Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Furman L Fendley Highway (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Off-course balloonist alarms South.
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
This article, by John Lockwood, was published as a special to the Washington Times on Thursday, October 2, 2008 (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2009, by Charles R. Robbins, Jr. of Rock Hill, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,186 times since then and 23 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 17, 2009, by Charles R. Robbins, Jr. of Rock Hill, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement
Sep. 27, 2020