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Easley in Pickens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John C. Calhoun Memorial Highway

 
 
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Photographed By Brian Scott, July 24, 2008
1. John C. Calhoun Memorial Highway Marker
Inscription.  Named in honor of John Caldwell Calhoun, (1782-1850), the Old South's most admired statesman and profound philosopher and America's most influential spokesman for state's rights.

From 1808 to 1810 he served his state as a member of the S.C. House of Representatives. Between 1811 and 1850 he served in the federal government as congressman, as secretary of war, twice as vice-president, as secretary of state, and as senator.

Calhoun was a brilliant parliamentarian, an able administrator, and a patriotic American. In 1957, the U.S. Senate voted Calhoun one of America's five "outstanding" senators of the past. (The others were Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Robert M. LaFollette, and Robert B. Taft.)

Calhoun's home "Fort Hill" is located on nearby Clemson University Campus, Pickens County. He is interred in St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C.
 
Erected 1970 by South Carolina State Highway Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1808.
 
Location. 34° 
John C. Calhoun Memorial Highway (US 123) - Southwest View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, July 24, 2008
2. John C. Calhoun Memorial Highway (US 123) - Southwest View
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47.655′ N, 82° 38.818′ W. Marker is in Easley, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is on John C. Calhoun Memorial Highway (U.S. 123). There are two sites for this marker: one of the Easley end of Highway 123 and the other on the Clemson end. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Easley SC 29640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Golden Creek Mill (approx. 2.1 miles away); Veterans Service Station (approx. 2.4 miles away); World War Veterans Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); St. Luke's Methodist Episcopal Church & Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Soldiers Buried in Carmel Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Pickensville (approx. 2.8 miles away); Julien D. Wyatt (approx. 3.3 miles away); Colonel Robert Elliott Holcombe (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easley.
 
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3. John C. Calhoun
This portrait, by artist Rembrandt Peale, is currently in the Gibbes Museum of Art (Charleston, South Carolina).
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,070 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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