Pumpkintown in Pickens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Cornelius Keith - 1715-1808
In the cemetery of Oolenoy Baptist Church is the grave of Cornelius Keith, born in Loch Lomond, Scotland. Of royal lineage, the Keith family came to South Carolina from Virginia. Original pioneers of Oolenoy Valley, acquired land from the Cherokee Indian Chief Woolenoy. Married Juda Thompson. Progenitor of many illustrious descendants. Three sons were Revolutionary War heroes.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 34° 59.767′ N, 82° 39.15′ W. Marker is in Pumpkintown, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is on Pumpkintown Highway. Marker is located near the Oolenoy Community Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pickens SC 29671, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pumpkintown (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cornelius Keith (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oolenoy Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Granite and Gravity (approx. 2.8 miles A CCC Classic (approx. 3.3 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 3.3 miles away); Beliefs Set in Stone (approx. 3˝ miles away); Parkitecture (approx. 3˝ miles away); Table Rock State Park (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pumpkintown.
Also see . . . Cornelius Keith Arrives In Cherokee Land. Cornelius Keith was born in 1715 in Loch Lomond, Scotland. (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Title Correction
The subject on the marker is not Cornelius King. Instead, the marker subject is Cornelius Keith. The surname "King" did not become associated with the marker subject until the marriage of Julia Jones (my Grandmother and descendant of Cornelius Keith) to Carr Warrior King of Brevard, NC. My Great-grandmother, known to me only as "Grandma Jones", lived in Pumpkintown until her death in the late 1950's
Editor's Note: We regret the oversight and have corrected the title to read Cornelius Keith instead of Cornelius King. We appreciate your assistance in improving the marker page, and for sharing a bit of your family's history related to this marker.
— Submitted July 27, 2010, by Cornelius Keith King of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,960 times since then and 235 times this year. Last updated on July 26, 2010, by Cornelius Keith King of Charlotte, North Carolina. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.