Aiken in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Pickens - Salley House
This plantation house, first known as “Edgewood,” is an excellent example of Federal-era architecture. Originally near Edgefield, it was built in 1828 for Francis W. Pickens (1807-1869), state representative and senator, congressman, U.S. Minister to Russia, and governor 1860-62 during the secession crisis and the first two years of the Civil War. Lucy Holcombe Pickens was an ardent Confederate and novelist.
In 1929 Eulalie Chafee Salley (1883-1975), pioneer woman suffragist, real estate broker, and developer, saved the house. Salley, architect Willis Irvin (1891-1950), and contractor Byron E. Hair supervised its dismantling, relocation to the Kalmia Hill area of Aiken, and restoration. It was moved here in 1989 when developer Ronny Bolton donated it to the University of South Carolina Aiken.
Erected 2003 by The Aiken County Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-24.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is South Carolina, Aiken County Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
Location. 33° 34.395′ N, 81° 46.253′ W. Marker is in Aiken, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker can be reached from near Robert M. Bell Parkway (State Highway 19 /118). Located on Campus of University of South Carolina Aiken, westside entrance along Robert M. Bell Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 471 University Parkway, Aiken SC 29801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert M. Bell Parkway (approx. ¼ mile away); WW I Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Graniteville Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away); Graniteville Train Derailment (approx. 2.1 miles away); 200th Anniversary of the United States (approx. 2.2 miles away); William Gregg (approx. 2.2 miles away); Graniteville Mill (approx. 2.2 miles away); Aiken Hospital / Aiken County Hospital (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aiken.
Also see . . . Francis Wilkinson Pickens. ...69th Governor of South Carolina when the state seceded from the United States during the American Civil War.... (Submitted on June 6, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,064 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 6, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.