Pumpkintown in Pickens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Born in Loch Lomond, Scotland
Of Royal Lineage
1715 Scottish Royal Seal 1808
Dating from 1010 A.D.
Original pioneer of Oolenoy settlement.
Started about 1743, married Juda Thompson.
Reared twelve children. One son was
Colonel Cornelius Keith, Revolutionary
was hero whose wife was Mary Lafoone.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 34° 59.667′ N, 82° 38.5′ W. Marker is in Pumpkintown, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker can be reached from Miracle Hill Road (State Highway 39-298). Marker is located in the Oolenoy Baptist Church cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 Miracle Hill Road, Pickens SC 29671, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oolenoy Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornelius Keith - 1715-1808 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pumpkintown (approx. 0.8 miles away); Granite and Gravity (approx. A CCC Classic (approx. 3.8 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 3.8 miles away); Beliefs Set in Stone (approx. 4 miles away); Parkitecture (approx. 4.1 miles away); Table Rock State Park (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pumpkintown.
Also see . . .
1. Cornelius Keith Arrives In Cherokee Land. Cornelius Keith was born in 1715 in Loch Lomond, Scotland. When he was still a child, he came with his parents to Virginia and settled on the Roanoke River, Brunswick County. (Submitted on September 20, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. History of the Keith Family by Barbara Eades. Not withstanding the several differing accounts that have circulated, with regard to this family's origins, it is presently and generally believed to originate, on this continent with the arrival of a Cornelius Keith who was born ca. 1695, Loch Lamond, Scotland. (Submitted on September 20, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 999 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.