Blenheim in Marlboro County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Robert Blair Campbell / John Campbell
This U.S. Congressman and diplomat was born at Woodstock (Argyle) Plantation, 3 ½ miles southwest. He was a Brigadier General in the State Militia and served in the S.C. Senate 1822-23, 1830-34. He represented this district in the U.S. Congress 1823-25, 1834-37. He was U.S. Consul to Cuba 1842-50 and to England 1854-61. In 1862 he died and was buried in London.
This U.S. congressman, the younger brother of Robert Blair Campbell, was born 3 ½ miles southwest of here. He graduated from the South Carolina College in 1819 and practiced law in Brownsville and Parnassus. He served in Congress as a States Rights Whig 1829-31 and as a States Rights Democrat 1837-45. He died in 1845 and was buried in the family cemetery.
Erected 1972 by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 35-10.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 34° 30.622′ N, 79° 39.173′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blenheim SC 29516, 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. Blenheim (here, next to this marker); Battle of Hunt's Bluff / Old River Road (approx. 4.1 miles away); Brownsville Baptist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Blenheim Mineral Springs (approx. 5.1 miles away); Brownsville Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Grave of Mason Lee / Will of Mason Lee (approx. 6.3 miles away); Frederick Charles Hans Bruno Poellnitz / Ragtown (approx. 6.4 miles away); Barnabas Kelet Henagan Home Site (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blenheim.
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