Near Van Wyck in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Birthplace of Andrew Jackson Monument
"I was born in So Carolina, as I have been told, at the plantation whereon James Crawford lived about one mile from the Carolina Road X of the Waxhaw Creek" Andrew Jackson to J.H. Witherspoon, August 11, 1824.
Jackson said in his last will and testament that he was a native of South Carolina
This stone stands upon the plantation whereon James Crawford lived. Near the site of the dwelling house, according to the Mills map of 1820.
Brave, truculent, noble, able, honest.
Erected 1928 by Catawba Chapter-Daughters of the American Revolution, Rock Hill, SC.
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
Location. 34° 50.418′ N, 80° 48.378′ W. Marker is near Van Wyck, South Carolina, in Lancaster Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Van Wyck SC 29744, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Heart of the Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Andrew Jackson State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson Comes Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Andrew Jackson State Park Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Boy of the Waxhaws (about 300 feet away); School Days in the Waxhaws (about 300 feet away); Andrew Jackson State Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Birthplace of Andrew Jackson (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Birthplace of Andrew Jackson (approx. ¼ mile away); Major Crawford's Home (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Van Wyck.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,128 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5. submitted on June 11, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.