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Lexington County Confederate Monument

 
 
Lexington County Confederate Monument - Southeast Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
1. Lexington County Confederate Monument - Southeast Inscription
Inscription.  [Southeast]
Lexington's valiant
sons
who went forth to
battle for their
country's cause.
And gave their lives
in the service of the
Confederate States.
A.D. 1861-1865.
[Crossed Swords]
[List of Names]
To Our Confederate Dead

[Northeast]
Their deeds are not
forgot;
in deathless fame
our grateful hearts
enshrine
their memories.
[List of Names]

[Southwest]
These are our
dead.
Sleep on in silent
rest.
[List of Names]

 
Erected 1886 by Women of Lexington County.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: HeroesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 33° 58.833′ N, 81° 14.167′ W. Marker is in Lexington, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker is at the intersection of South Lake Drive (State Highway 6) and East Main Street (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling south on
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South Lake Drive. Monument located on the east lawn of the Old Lexington County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 East Main Street, Lexington SC 29072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lexington County World War I Monument (here, next to this marker); Lexington Courthouses (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington County Veterans Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Time Religion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lexington Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Stephen's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tomb of Dr. E.L. Hazelius (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hazelius House (approx. half a mile away); Daniel Koon House (approx. half a mile away); John Fox House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Additional commentary.
1. About the Lexington County Confederate Monument
Mrs. M.Y Harth was president of the Ladies' Monumental Association of Lexington in 1886. She led the women of the Association in erecting this twenty-foot monument.

The base is gray granite, and the shaft is white marble. There are sculpted cannon balls at the pinnacle of the shaft. The names engraved on the monument are those men from Lexington District who died in the war.

The ladies unveiled
Lexington County Confederate Monument -<br>Northeast Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
2. Lexington County Confederate Monument -
Northeast Inscription
the monument on July 3, 1886, on the lawn of the fourth Lexington County Courthouse, which had been built in 1884. It replaced a log building, the third courthouse, which had been erected to replace the stately antebellum courthouse Sherman's troops burned in February 1865. The 1884 courthouse was located across Main Street from the present courthouse. The present courthouse is Lexington County's fifth and was dedicated in 1940. The monument was moved from the lawn of the 1884 courthouse across Main Street to its present location on the lawn of the 1940 courthouse sometime after 1940. (Source: A Guide to Confederate Monuments in South Carolina: "Passing the Silent Cup" by Robert S. Seigler (1997), pgs 399-404.) Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted September 5, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
 
Lexington County Confederate Monument -<br>Northwest Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
3. Lexington County Confederate Monument -
Northwest Inscription
Lexington County Confederate Monument -<br>Southwest Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
4. Lexington County Confederate Monument -
Southwest Inscription
Lexington County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
5. Lexington County Confederate Monument
Lexington County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
6. Lexington County Confederate Monument
Lexington County Confederate Monument -<br>Old Courthouse in Background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
7. Lexington County Confederate Monument -
Old Courthouse in Background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,541 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 5, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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