Near Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fred W. Symmes Hall of Science
Fred W. Symmes
Textile Manufacturer, Public Servant, Seeker after Knowledge, who throughout a long life labored unceasingly for the cause of Education
Constructed through the generosity of the Fred W. Symmes Foundation 1988
Trustees: William H. Orders, Wilson C. Wearn, Katherine McKinnon Wilkinson
Erected 1988 by Fred W. Symmes Foundation.
Location. 34° 50.417′ N, 82° 18.492′ W. Marker is near Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on Roper Mountain Science Center Drive near Roper Mountain Rd. Touch for map. Marker is located in Roper Mountain Science Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville SC 29615, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Deputy Marcus L. Whitfield (approx. half a mile away); Laurel Creek Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Graceland East Memorial Park Veterans Monument (approx. 3.4 miles away); Gassaway Mansion (approx. 4 miles away); Mauldin The History of the Gosnell Cabin (approx. 4.2 miles away); Mauldin United Methodist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Gilder (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Also see . . . Roper Mountain Science Center. (Submitted on September 5, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
1. The Fred W. Symmes Chapel
Fred W. Symmes' name is also connected to a chapel in the mountains of northern Greenville County. The Fred W. Symmes Chapel is an open-air structure with an unparallelled view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located off Highway 276 in YMCA's Camp Greenville, the view caused the chapel to be known as "Pretty Place". It is the site for hundreds of weddings each year.
— Submitted September 6, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,424 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.