St. Stephen in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
L. Mendel Rivers House
Rivers served as a lawyer for the U.S. Justice Dept. 1936-40 before being elected to Congress. A firm supporter of the military, Rivers was re-elected for fifteen terms. He was instrumental in expanding the Charleston Navy Base after World War II and served as chair of the House Armed Services Committee 1965-70, during the Vietnam War. He is buried at St. Stephen Episcopal Church.
Erected 2005 by The Charleston Harbor Pilots, Maybank Shipping Company, and the William Gilmore Simms Literary Society. (Marker Number 8-37.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Stephen SC 29479, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Stephen Colored School / St. Stephen High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Stephens Veterans Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); DeWitt Williams Bridge (approx. 2.3 miles away); Thomas Walter (approx. 4.6 miles away); Maham Plantation (approx. 6.2 miles away); Berkeley County (approx. 6.6 miles away); Village of Pineville (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Stephen.
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1. Lucius Mendel Rivers. Rivers received numerous accolades and honors to commemorate his service to the nation and to the 1st congressional district. (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Sturgeon Class Attack Submarine: L. Mendell [sic] Rivers (SSN-686). Laid down, 26 June 1971, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA.; Launched, 2 June 1973; Commissioned, USS L. Mendel Rivers (SSN-686), 21 December (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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