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Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Vardry McBee

 
 
Vardry McBee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
1. Vardry McBee Marker
Inscription.  McBee Avenue was named for Vardry McBee, one of the "Fathers of Greenville". He donated land to establish many of the area's first churches including Christ Episcopal Church and also the first female academy. He was instrumental in moving Furman University to Greenville and built one of the earliest grist mills on the Reedy River.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 34° 50.977′ N, 82° 23.944′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on East McBee Avenue east of South Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Kress Building (a few steps from this marker); Downtown Greenville (within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina's First National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named South Carolina's First National Bank (within
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shouting distance of this marker); Stradley and Barr Dry Goods Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Poinsett's Spring (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Record Building (about 400 feet away); Joel Roberts Poinsett (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Vardry McBee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
2. Vardry McBee Marker
Vardry McBee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
3. Vardry McBee Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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