Easley in Pickens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A town laid out at this site in 1791 called Rockville was officially named Pickensville the next year in honor of Gen. Andrew Pickens. It served as the court house town of Washington District (today's Pickens, Greenville, Anderson, and Oconee Counties) from 1791 to 1800 when the district was divided into Greenville and Pickens.
Erected 1954 by Fort Prince George Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 39-1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
Location. 34° 48.694′ N, 82° 36.154′ W. Marker is in Easley, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is at the intersection of South Pendleton Street (State Highway 8) and Bonita Drive, on the left when traveling north on South Pendleton Street. Marker is located just south of the intersection of Bonita Drive and SC Highway 8. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Easley SC 29642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers Julien D. Wyatt (approx. 1.2 miles away); Colonel Robert Elliott Holcombe (approx. 1.2 miles away); Easley Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Captain Kimberly Hampton (approx. 1.3 miles away); Easley, South Carolina (approx. 1.3 miles away); Golden Creek Mill (approx. 2½ miles away); John C. Calhoun Memorial Highway (approx. 2.8 miles away); Soldiers Buried in Carmel Cemetery (approx. 4½ miles away); St. Luke's Methodist Episcopal Church & Cemetery (approx. 4½ miles away); Pickens Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easley.
Also see . . .
1. Washington District, South Carolina. Washington District is a former judicial district in South Carolina. (Submitted on July 28, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Andrew Pickens. Andrew Pickens (September 13, 1739 – August 11, 1817) was a militia leader in the American Revolution and a member of the United States House of Representatives from South Carolina. (Submitted on July 3, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Pickens County, South Carolina. Pickens County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. (Submitted on July 3, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
PICKENS, Andrew, (grandfather of Francis Wilkinson Pickens), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Paxton, Bucks County, Pa., September 13, 1739; attended the common schools; moved with his parents to the Waxhaw settlement in South Carolina in 1752; served in the provincial militia in the campaign against the Cherokee Indians in 1760; entered the Revolutionary Army as captain of militia and attained the rank of brigadier general; commanded an expedition against the Cherokee Indians in 1782; member of the state house of representatives 1781-1794; one of the commissioners named to settle the boundary line between South Carolina and Georgia in 1787; member of the state constitutional convention in 1790; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); appointed major general of militia in 1795; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1797; member of the state house of representatives 1800-1812; declined the nomination for governor in 1812; died in Tomassee, Pendleton District, S.C., August 11, 1817; interment in Old Stone Churchyard, near Pendleton, S.C. (Source: Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.)
— Submitted July 3, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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