Near Florence in Florence County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
William W. Harllee
President of Wilmington & Manchester Railroad and a founder of the city of Florence, Harllee (1812-1897) was also a general in the SC Militia, signer of Ordinance of Secession, Lt. Governor (1860-62), member of the General Assembly, and president of the SC Bar Association. Both he and his daughter, from whom Florence takes its name, are buried here in Hopewell Cemetery.
Erected 1990 by Florence Heritage Foundation. (Marker Number 21-8.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 7.716′ N, 79° 37.404′ W. Marker is near Florence, South Carolina, in Florence County. Marker is on Old River Road (County Route 57) 0.2 miles east of Francis Marion Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5314 Old River Road, Florence SC 29505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hopewell Presbyterian Church (within Red Doe (approx. 3˝ miles away); Mt. Zion Methodist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mt. Zion Rosenwald School (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hewn-Timber Cabins (approx. 4.9 miles away); Francis Marion Memorial Highway (approx. 5 miles away); Atomic Bomb Accident at Mars Bluff, March 11, 1958 (approx. 5.2 miles away); Jamestown (approx. 5.9 miles away); American Legion Post #1 / 2nd Lieutenant Fred H. Sexton (approx. 6.1 miles away); William R. Johnson House / The Columns (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 984 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 27, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 28, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. 5. submitted on December 7, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 6, 7. submitted on October 28, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.