Spartanburg in Spartanburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
John B. White Sr., Blvd.
Dedicated July 1998
Owner and Founder of the World-Famous Beacon Drive-In, from 1946 until his retirement in 1998. Mr. White is truly an extraordinary person and one of Spartanburg's Treasures. His character is beyond reproach, his generosity boundless, and his many kindnesses reach into infinity.
Mr. White is recognized as the quintessential entrepreneur and epitomizes all the positive things that a person may strive to obtain. His life is worthy of emulation, both personally and professionally, but virtually impossible to duplicate.
A devout Christian, Mr. White has worked tirelessly toward the betterment of Spartanburg County and its citizens, volunteering his time and resources toward making this a better place to live, work and play.
A recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, Mr. White's many civic contributions are legendary. This outstanding gentleman personifies all the good and positive things of our great Nation, State and The Spartanburg Community.
Thereby, as a token of appreciation and indication of the high esteem in which he is held by his friends, associates and fellow citizens of Spartanburg, who
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1998.
Location. 34° 55.338′ N, 81° 59.157′ W. Marker is in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is at the intersection of John B. White, Sr. Boulevard (U.S. 29) and East Blackstock Road (State Highway 215), on the right when traveling east on John B. White, Sr. Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spartanburg SC 29301, 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. 15th N.Y. Infantry / Harlem Hell Fighters (approx. one mile away); Colonel Warren H. Abernathy Highway (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Wadsworth (approx. 1˝ miles away); Harold Hatcher (approx. 1.7 miles away); Nazareth Church Stone Marker (approx. 3.1 miles away); Nazareth Frame House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Nazareth Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Spartanburg Methodist College (approx. Dr. Jesse F. Cleveland Junior High School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Berlin Wall (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spartanburg.
Also see . . .
1. Beacon Drive-In. Official website of the Beacon Drive-in. (Submitted on April 7, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
2. Hushpuppy Nation. Small article about the Beacon. (Submitted on April 7, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
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