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Orangeburg in Orangeburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Judge Glover's Home

 
 
Judge Glover's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Judge Glover's Home Marker
Inscription.  This house, used as headquarters by General William T. Sherman on February 12, 1865, was built in 1846 by Thomas Worth Glover (1798-1884), Teacher, Lawyer, Legislator, Circuit Judge, and Signer of the Ordinance of Secession. The house has been remodeled several times. It fronted originally on Russell Street.
 
Erected 1970 by Orangeburg County Historical Society. (Marker Number 38-13.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1907.
 
Location. 33° 29.475′ N, 80° 51.438′ W. Marker is in Orangeburg, South Carolina, in Orangeburg County. Marker is on Whitman Street, on the left when traveling east. Located between Magnolia Street (US 21 / 601) and Elliott Street SE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orangeburg SC 29115, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Church of the Redeemer (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Orangeburg Massacre (approx. 0.3 miles away); South Carolina State University
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Trinity United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Orangeburg Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Court House Square (approx. 0.4 miles away); Orangeburg Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orangeburg.
 
Regarding Judge Glover's Home. Judge Thomas W. Glover House: 525 Whitman St. Believed to have been built between 1833 and 1838 by Judge Thomas Worth Glover, a leading citizen of Orangeburg and a signer of the Ordinance of Secession,this stately house was used by General William T. Sherman as his headquarters during the invasion by Union
soldiers in Orangeburg County. Because of its beauty Sherman left a guard at the house to make sure the structure was not harmed.(City of Orangeburg)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Marker soon to be reinstalled after damage.
An archivist with the Orangeburg County Historical Society, said the historical marker’s pole collapsed earlier this year and needed to be replaced. The Society has the marker and the pole is being shipped and
Judge Glover's Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 3, 2010
2. Judge Glover's Home and Marker
will reinstall it soon.
    — Submitted August 25, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

2. Current marker location
Marker was found lying on the ground outside the 'Old Dixie Club Library' (marker #26992) presumably awaiting reinstallation at the home. The previous commentary from 2020 indicates reinstallation soon although it has been almost 2.5 years.
    — Submitted May 18, 2023, by Dave W of Co, Colorado.
 
Judge Glover's Home Marker, seen looking east along Whitman Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 3, 2010
3. Judge Glover's Home Marker, seen looking east along Whitman Street
Judge Glover's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dave W, May 17, 2023
4. Judge Glover's Home Marker
Marker lying on ground.
Judge Glover's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dave W, May 17, 2023
5. Judge Glover's Home Marker
Marker seen here lying on ground in front of 'Old Dixie Club Library' (marker # 26992).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,555 times since then and 114 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on May 18, 2023, by Dave W of Co, Colorado.

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