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

Griffin-Christopher House

 
 
Griffin-Christopher House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 7, 2021
1. Griffin-Christopher House Marker
Inscription.  
The National Register

South Carolina
Department of Archives
and History

[Unreadable]

of Historic Places

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
 
Location. 34° 53.112′ N, 82° 42.495′ W. Marker is in Pickens, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is on Ann Street north of Griffin Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 Ann St, Pickens SC 29671, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bivens Hardware (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brock's (about 600 feet away); Fire and Ice (about 700 feet away); Elihu Griffin (about 700 feet away); Commissioners Appointed to Locate the Town of Pickens (about 700 feet away); Pickens County Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Carpenter's Wheel (about 700 feet away); In Honor of Elinor Knight (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pickens.
 
Regarding Griffin-Christopher House.
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Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
The site, and traditionally the house, have been connected with Elihu Holby Griffin, Sr. (1801-1874) and his family, particularly his wife Ann (1810-1906), and his son John Calhoun Griffin (1851-1890). The Griffin family settled in the area that is now Pickens County in the late 1790s, when William Griffin moved from Chatham County, North Carolina to the Pendleton District of South Carolina. Through a series of transactions, Elihu H. Griffin, Sr. acquired over a thousand acres of land, including the site of the Griffin-Christopher House in 1859. In May 1868 he sold 94 acres of land to the State of South Carolina for part of the new county seat of the Pickens County, created in 1868 when Pickens District was split into Pickens County and Oconee County …

 
Also see . . .  Asset Detail | Griffin-Christopher House. National Register nomination (PDF) and photographs (PDF) submitted for the site. (Submitted on November 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Griffin-Christopher House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 7, 2021
2. Griffin-Christopher House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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