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Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

In Memoriam

Adolphus Nott Wood, of South Carolina and Millie Catherine Draper, of Alabama


— (Dec. 17th, 1845 Oct. 8th,1932) (May 14th, 1856 Dec. 11th, 1894) —

In Memoriam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 2008
1. In Memoriam Marker
Married June 27th, 1874.
Came to Gaffney in August, 1876.
Merchant, Banker, President of Mills,
Business Leader, Builder of Homes and
Houses of Business, Philanthropist.
This building was erected by A.N. Wood
in 1881, being from the beginning Basement,
Street Floor, Mezzanine , and Wood's Hall.
In placing this tablet, we, their direct descendants,
wish to honor their memory and to
express perpetual gratitude to the people of
Cherokee County, both white and colored,
for their co-operation in the various business
ventures of our Father in which both they
and we are permanent beneficiaries.
October 8, 1933
The First Anniversary Of The Death Of
A.N. Wood

[Upper Plaque]:
In Honor of
Adoulphus Nott Wood
member of
3rd Battalion Reserve Forces
Co. F 15th South Carolina
Volunteer Infantry
Dedicated by: Moses Wood Camp 125
Sons of Confederate Veterans
May 2003

Erected 1933 by Wood Descendants.
Topics and series. This historical
In Memoriam Marker on the right image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. In Memoriam Marker on the right
Building mentioned on marker; known as Basement Street Floor, Mezzanine , and Wood's Hall. Was last, a dining establishment.
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marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 2003.
Location. 35° 4.527′ N, 81° 38.825′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Limestone Street (State Highway 150) and East Frederick Street (State Highway 18), on the right when traveling north on North Limestone Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 422 North Limestone, Gaffney SC 29340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 09.11.2001 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Michael Gaffney Home (about 700 feet away); Cherokee County WW I Rememberence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cherokee County Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. James Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gaffney (approx. Ό mile away); Michael Gaffney (approx. Ό mile away); Gaffney Cornerstone (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
Regarding In Memoriam. Although
A.N. Wood Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, July 6, 2011
3. A.N. Wood Building
located within the Gaffney Commercial Historic District, the building was not included as a contributing property. Although the building dates from the turn of the century, the current facade was added during the 1970s. (Source: Gaffney Commercial Historic District National Register Nomination Form, pg 4.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,095 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on July 8, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 30, 2022