Allendale in Allendale County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Original site of Allendale, named for its first postmaster, Paul Allen, in 1849. Sherman's troops under Gen. Kilpatrick camped here. Town moved to present site by 1873.
Erected 1994 by Allendale County Museum. (Marker Number 3-7.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 32° 59.086′ N, 81° 20.834′ W. Marker is in Allendale, South Carolina, in Allendale County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 3-47 and SC S-3-107, on the left when traveling west on State Highway 3-47. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Allendale SC 29810, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Allendale (approx. 2.3 miles away); Happy Home Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Smyrna Baptist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Concord Baptist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Antioch Christian Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Bethlehem Church (approx. 6½ miles away); Allendale County War Memorial (approx. 6½ miles away); Fairfax (approx. 6.6 miles away); Barker's Mill / Skirmish at Barker's Mill (approx. 7.9 miles away); Beech Branch Baptist Church (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allendale.
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1. The Carolinas Campaign. [Sherman's Army ] should march north through the Carolinas , destroying everything of military value along the way, similar to his march to the sea through Georgia. Sherman was particularly interested in targeting South Carolina, the first state to secede from the Union, for the effect it would have on Southern morale. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Allendale County , South Carolina. The site offers this passage describing the passing of Sherman's Army:
For the history deprived, Sherman's crew burned the buildings at the old location of Allendale to the ground, and probably attempted to burn the very ground itself. In Georgia they burned Atlanta and books, in SC, they attempted to burn the very dirt. War may be hell, but (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. Paul H. Allen. Allendale, SC, is named after Paul H. Allen , the first postmaster of the settlement subsequently called Allendale, SC in 1849 (then part of Barnwell County). (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick (January 14, 1836 – December 4, 1881) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War, achieving the rank of brevet major general. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
5. Allendale County, South Carolina. From the moss-laden oaks along the Savannah River to the fields of white cotton and ripe peaches, Allendale County provides a haven for ideas and opportunities. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,752 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3. submitted on March 18, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.