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Bishopville in Lee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard

 
 
Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard Marker
Inscription.  We point with pride to young Doc Blanchard- one of the greatest names in football- our hometown boy who met success with modesty- a boy who fit perfectly into the pattern laid own by his dad. With memory of your father, with honor to your
mother, Doc Blanchard, we salute you.
——Avery G. Asbill
 
Erected 2010 by Dick Adams and Lee County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceSports.
 
Location. 34° 13.211′ N, 80° 14.782′ W. Marker is in Bishopville, South Carolina, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Cedar Lane and North Main Street (State Routes 34,341) (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north on West Cedar Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bishopville SC 29010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flag Park (a few steps from this marker); James Capers (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Corporal James D. Heriot (about 500 feet away); Gratitude Train - Merci America
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(about 500 feet away); William Apollos James House (about 600 feet away); Battle of Ratcliff's Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bishopville Vietnam Supreme Sacrifice Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Bishopville (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bishopville.
 
Regarding Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard. Doc Blanchard became the first and remains the only native South Carolinian to win the Heisman.
 
Also see . . .  Doc Blanchard, Wikipedia entry. is best known as the college football player who became the first ever junior to win the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award and was the first ever football player to win the James E. Sullivan Award, all in 1945. He played football for the United States Military Academy at West Point. Because his father was a doctor, Felix Blanchard was nicknamed "Little Doc" as a boy. (Submitted on March 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1.
At Army his final record was an astounding 27-0-1, the tie was 0-0 vs Notre Dame,
Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
2. Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard Marker
Doc Blanchard at three different stages of his life. The middle statue is Blanchard as a young child. The left statue is “Mr. Inside” at West Point. The statue on the right depicts Blanchards time serving as an Air Force pilot. The tribute was sculpted by South Carolina native Robert Allison
1946
    — Submitted March 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard Marker, located in Bishopville's Flag Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
3. Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard Marker, located in Bishopville's Flag Park
Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard image. Click for full size.
1947 West Point Yearbook, the "Howitzer"
4. Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard
Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard Marker Overview image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, October 21, 2012
5. Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard Marker Overview
Close up of Left Statue ~ as a Heisman Trophy Winner image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, October 21, 2012
6. Close up of Left Statue ~ as a Heisman Trophy Winner
Close up of Right Statue ~ as an Air Force Pilot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, October 21, 2012
7. Close up of Right Statue ~ as an Air Force Pilot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,266 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6, 7. submitted on October 28, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.

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