Seneca in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Capt. Samuel Earle
Capt. Samuel Earle (1760-1833), an officer during the American Revolution, state representative, and U.S. representative, lived at nearby Beaverdam Plantation. He also furnished land for the town of Andersonville, once 12 mi. SE. at the fork of the Tugaloo and Senece Rivers. A native of Va., Earle came to S.C. in 1773-74, when his father settled in Spartanburg District.
During the Revolution Earle was an officer in the 5th S.C. Regiment, then the militia, and then captain of a ranger company. He served in the S.C. House 1784-88; as delegate to the state convention ratifying the U.S. Constitution in 1788; as delegate to the state constitutional convention of 1790; and in the U.S. House 1795-97. He is buried in the Earle family cemetery nearby.
Erected 2005 by Pendleton District Historical, Recreational, and Tourism Commission, and the Col. Robert Anderson Chapter, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 37-6.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1788.
Location. 34° 33.967′ N, 82° 59.5′ W. Marker is in Seneca, South Carolina, in Oconee County. Marker is on SC Highway 59, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located at the intersection of SC Highway 59 and Earles Grove/Rodgers Roads. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca SC 29678, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Center Methodist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Beaverdam Baptist Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Nazareth on the Beaverdam Presbyterian Church / Townville Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Townville Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Vandiver Bridge (approx. 6 miles away); Retreat Rosenwald School (approx. 6.6 miles away); First Soil Conservation District Plan (approx. 7.7 miles away); Poplar Springs Baptist Church (approx. 8 miles away in Georgia).
Also see . . .
1. Samuel Earle. Samuel Earle (November 28, 1760 – November 24, 1833) was a United States Representative from South Carolina. (Submitted on November 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. The Capt. Samuel Earle Family Cemetery. (Submitted on August 18, 2010, by Preston Earle of Greensboro, North Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,530 times since then and 67 times this year. Last updated on August 18, 2010, by Preston Earle of Greensboro, North Carolina. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 4. submitted on August 18, 2010, by Preston Earle of Greensboro, North Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.