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Jesse Cleveland

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2009
1. Jesse Cleveland Marker
North Side
Inscription.  
[North side:]
Born 1785 - Died 1851
Came to Spartanburg 1810
Merchant for 41 years
Lived on public square just above Cleveland Hotel.
This park is dedicated to his memory and is part of a grant of 578 acres granted to him 6th day of June, 1825.




[South side:]
In memory of
Jesse Cleveland
1785 - - - 1851
A merchant from 1810 to 1851
who lived near this spot forty years.

 
Erected by By his grandsons Jesse F. Cleveland and John B. Cleveland.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1825.
 
Location. 34° 57.744′ N, 81° 56.592′ W. Marker is in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is at the intersection of Asheville Highway and Chapel Street, on the left when traveling south on Asheville Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spartanburg SC 29303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Evins-Bivings House (approx. ¼ mile away); Wofford College (approx.
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By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2009
2. Jesse Cleveland Marker
South Side
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0.4 miles away); Dr. Jesse F. Cleveland Junior High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Sparky" the Family Train (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peach Monument (approx. half a mile away); Spartanburg Methodist College (approx. half a mile away); Grave of William Walker / Magnolia Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Central Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spartanburg.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Fountain Location
This fountain was originally located in downtown Spartanburg at Morgan Square before being moved to its current location.
    — Submitted December 21, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

2. Cleveland land grant
Cleveland Park and Wofford College were built on part of the original 578 acre land grant to Jesse Cleveland.
    — Submitted December 21, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
 
Jesse Cleveland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2009
3. Jesse Cleveland Marker
Jesse Cleveland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2009
4. Jesse Cleveland Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,095 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 21, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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