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Solomon Blatt, Sr.

 
 
Solomon Blatt, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, August 11, 2011
1. Solomon Blatt, Sr. Marker
Inscription.  Erected to honor
Solomon Blatt Sr.
who was born in Blackville February 27, 1825 The son of Nathan and Mollie Blatt A courageous gentleman and statesman who loves Blackville and all its citizens.
No other Blackville citizen has been honored as has Mr. Blatt and for this he has shown his gratitude in many ways January 5 1986
This marker is on the site where Mr. Blatt's father ran a mercantile business for nearly 50 years.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is January 5, 1986.
 
Location. 33° 21.291′ N, 81° 16.255′ W. Marker is in Blackville, South Carolina, in Barnwell County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 6-76) near Solomon Blatt Avenue (State Highway 3), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blackville SC 29817, 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. Blackville : Town Of The Phoenix / Battle of Blackville, 1865 (within shouting distance of this marker); Blackville (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnwell County Courthouse
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(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Macedonia Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Solomon Blatt Highway (approx. 2˝ miles away); Healing Springs (approx. 2.6 miles away); God’s Acre Healing Springs (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named God’s Acre Healing Springs (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blackville.
 
Regarding Solomon Blatt, Sr.. Solomon Blatt (February 27, 1895 – May 14, 1986) was a long time Democratic legislator of South Carolina from Barnwell County during the middle of the 20th century. He was a principal member of the so-called "Barnwell Ring",
a grouping of influential Democratic South Carolina political leaders from Barnwell County. The group included state Senator Edgar A. Brown, state Representative Solomon Blatt, Sr., Governor Joseph Emile Harley, and state Representative Winchester Smith, Jr. Together, the four occupied the most powerful positions of South Carolina government in 1941.
Strom Thurmond invented the term "Barnwell Ring" during his run for governor in 1946. He campaigned on a progressive
. Marker seen near Solomon Blatt Avenue (State Route 3) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, August 11, 2011
2. . Marker seen near Solomon Blatt Avenue (State Route 3)
platform which put him squarely at odds with the conservative legislators of the Barnwell Ring.
 
Also see . . .  Solomon Blatt, Sr., from Wikipedia. In 1932, Blatt was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives from Barnwell County. Blatt's exceptional political skills were proven by his colleagues unanimously choosing him as the speaker pro tempore of the body in 1935. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Solomon Blatt, Sr. Marker seen today at the Blackville Fire Department image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, August 11, 2011
3. Solomon Blatt, Sr. Marker seen today at the Blackville Fire Department
Solomon Blatt, Sr. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia
4. Solomon Blatt, Sr.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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