Near Bennettsville in Marlboro County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
John Lowndes McLaurin
One mile west is the last home of John Lowndes McLaurin, Marlboro County native, U.S. Congressman and Senator. He served as S.C. Representative 1890-91, S.C. Attorney General 1891-92, U.S. Congressman 1892-97, U.S. Senator 1897-1903, and State Warehouse Commissioner 1915-17. The mill pond west of here bears his name.
Erected 1972 by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 35-12.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
Location. 34° 40.679′ N, 79° 44.755′ W. Marker is near Bennettsville, South Carolina, in Marlboro County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 9 and State Highway 79, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 9. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bennettsville SC 29512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grave Of General Tristram Thomas / Saw Mill Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Beauty Spot (approx. 5 miles away); Early Cotton Mill (approx. 5.1 miles away); D.D. McColl House / D.D. McColl House (approx. 5˝ miles away); Marlborough County Court House (approx. 5˝ miles away); Confederate Civil War Monument (approx. 5˝ miles away); Bennettsville (approx. 5˝ miles away); General John McQueen (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bennettsville.
Also see . . .
1. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Old photos of the house. (Submitted on April 23, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
2. NY Times Article. Times article on fight McLaurin had with "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman on Senate floor. (Submitted on April 23, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
3. Robertson-Easterling-McLaurin House National Register of Historic Place Nomination Form. (Submitted on November 21, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,233 times since then and 133 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 23, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 2. submitted on April 24, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.