Near Fair Play in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dedicated Oct. 31, 1961
The states of Georgia and South Carolina
and the Federal Bureau of Roads
Named in honor of a
beloved Georgia leader and
member Georgia Highway Board
Samuel Ernest Vandiver
1876 - 1951
Father of Hon. S. Ernest Vandiver who
was elected Governor of Georgia
Sept. 12, 1958
By authority of the Georgia General Assembly and
the Highway Depts. of South Carolina
Near this historic site on Tugaloo River stood
Built in 1852
Walter Harrison Bridge
Built in 1948 and named for
Distinguished Lavonia civic leader
Both sites now covered by the waters of Hartwell Lake
Erected 1961 by The states of Georgia and South Carolina and the Federal Bureau of Roads.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1751.
Location. 34° 29.085′ N, 83° 1.671′ W. Marker is near Fair Play, South Carolina, in Oconee County. Marker is on Interstate Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fair Play SC 29643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shoal Creek (approx. 3.1 miles away in Georgia); Beaverdam Baptist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Poplar Springs Baptist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away in Georgia); Capt. Samuel Earle (approx. 6 miles away); Nazareth on the Beaverdam Presbyterian Church / Townville Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Center Methodist Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); Red Hollow Road (approx. 8.9 miles away in Georgia); Townville Presbyterian Church (approx. 9 miles away).
Also see . . . Samuel Ernest Vandiver Jr. Samuel Ernest Vandiver Jr. (July 3, 1918 – February 21, 2005) was an American politician who was the 73rd Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1959 to 1963. (Submitted on November 19, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,919 times since then and 133 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 31, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.