Jonesville in Union County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mt. Joy Masonic Lodge # 203
Chartered Dec. 10, 1879
Site of Balloon Landing
April 20, 1861
Erected 1998 by Kelton F.C.L. Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is April 20, 1861.
Location. 34° 50.017′ N, 81° 34.783′ W. Marker is in Jonesville, South Carolina, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Pea Ridge Highway (State Highway S44-13) and State Highway S44-260, on the left when traveling east on Pea Ridge Highway. Marker is located near the front (South) entrance of the Mt. Joy Lodge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 657 Pea Ridge Highway, Jonesville SC 29353, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Balloon Landing, 1861 (a few steps from this marker); Professor Lowe Balloon Landing Site (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flat Rock Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Jonesville Confederate Monument (approx. 5.6 miles away); Fairforest ChurchJonesville Veterans Monument (approx. 5.7 miles away); Steen Family Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Furman L Fendley Highway (approx. 7.6 miles away); Littlejohn Family Reunion (approx. 7.7 miles away); Site of Union Church, 1783-1819 (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesville.
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1. Mount Joy Lodge #203. Mount Joy Lodge #203 is a Regular and Recognized masonic lodge located in Kelton, SC, having a charter through the Grand Lodge of South Carolina, which is recognized by the United Grand Lodge of England. (Submitted on May 4, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Thaddeus S.C. Lowe. Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe (August 20, 1832 - January 16, 1913), also known as Professor T.S.C. Lowe, was an American Civil War aeronaut, scientist and inventor, mostly self-educated in the fields of chemistry, meteorology, and aeronautics, and the father of military aerial reconnaissance in the United States. (Submitted on May 4, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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