Near Henry in Williamsburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Benjamin Britton Chandler (1854–1925)
Active in the Red Shirt campaign which resulted in Gen. Wade Hampton’s election as SC governor, 1876, Chandler later served as Supervisor of Williamsburg County. He was twice elected to the SC House and was known as “an honest and manly representative” of his people. His home, which burned in 1985, was located here.
Erected 1987 by Three Rivers Historical Society. (Marker Number 45-8.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the South Carolina, Williamsburg County, Three Rivers Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
Location. 33° 40.583′ N, 79° 28.967′ W. Marker is near Henry, South Carolina, in Williamsburg County. Marker is on Henry Road (State Highway 512) east of Ivey Road (County Route 45-121), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hemingway SC 29554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish At Black Mingo Creek (approx. 4.7 miles away); Black Mingo Creek: Black Mingo – Willtown / Black Mingo Baptist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Indiantown Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Indiantown Presbyterian Church: “Disarm in the Most Rigid Manner” (approx. 5.7 miles away); Black Mingo Presbyterian Meeting House (approx. 5.7 miles away); Birthplace of Jeremiah John Snow / China Grove Plantation (approx. 5.9 miles away); Pleasant Hill School (approx. 6.6 miles away); Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); Ebenezer United Methodist Church (approx. 8.1 miles away).
Regarding Benjamin Britton Chandler (1854–1925). He is buried in the Union United Methodist Church Cemetery near Hemingway.
Also see . . .
1. Red Shirts (Southern United States). The Red Shirts or Redshirts of the Southern United States were white paramilitary groups in the 19th century, active primarily after the formal Reconstruction era of the United States. (Submitted on February 9, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Wade Hampton III. Wade Hampton III (March 28, 1818 – April 11, 1902) (Submitted on February 9, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Benjamin Britton Chandler
Chandler, Benjamin Britton (1854-1925) — of Henry, Williamsburg County, S.C. Born in South Carolina, November 7, 1854. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1924-25; died in office 1925. Suffered a heart attack, and died soon after, at Henry, Williamsburg County, S.C., December 13, 1925. Interment at Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, Near Hemingway, Georgetown County, S.C. (Source: http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/chandler.html#05N02SR4B.)
— Submitted February 9, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,852 times since then and 454 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on February 9, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5. submitted on July 11, 2012, by Brenda Chandler Player of Johnsonville, South Carolina. 6. submitted on February 5, 2018, by Phillip T. Moore of Galivants Ferry, South Carolina. 7, 8. submitted on February 9, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.