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

William Maxwell Poe Plaza

Billy "Tweet" Poe

— Clemson Class of 1946 —

 
 
William Maxwell Poe Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, May 29, 2009
1. William Maxwell Poe Plaza Marker
Inscription.  
Letter in both Football and Track

Wingback and Defensive Back on the Tiger Football Teams of 1941, '55, '45, and '46

100-Yard and 220-Yard Dashes, Tiger Track Team of 1945

Drafted by the Chicago Bears of the National Football League, 1945

Served in the United States Army during World War II

Successful investment business executive
Devoted husband of Betty Sheppard Poe
Generous and caring friend
Dedicated member of his church and community
Loyal in service to his beloved Alma Mater

"Here the Sons of Dear Old Clemson Reign Supreme Alway!"

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSportsWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 34° 40.733′ N, 82° 50.517′ W. Marker is in Clemson, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is on Williamson Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the main east gate of Memorial Stadium ("Death Valley"), on the campus of Clemson University. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clemson SC 29631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Howard's Rock (here, next to this marker); Memorial Park / The Scroll of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodland Cemetery Clemson University / Fort Hill Slave and Convict Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Calhoun Plantation Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the First Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Clemson Agricultural College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Hill Plantation Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Asbury F. Lever (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clemson.
 
Also see . . .  Clemson University. Official website of Clemson University. (Submitted on July 9, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional keywords. NFL, National Football League
 
William Maxwell Poe Plaza image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, May 29, 2009
2. William Maxwell Poe Plaza
William Maxwell Poe Plaza image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, May 29, 2009
3. William Maxwell Poe Plaza
Billy & Betty Poe Gate -<br>Memorial Stadium Gate 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, May 29, 2009
4. Billy & Betty Poe Gate -
Memorial Stadium Gate 1
The Billy & Betty Poe Gate is
named in memory of
William M. "Billy" Poe, class of
1946, by his wife, Betty, for his
outstanding contributions to
Clemson University and
Clemson Athletics.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,711 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on December 6, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. This plaque has been moved nearby. We need new photographs and a location update • Can you help?

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