Ware Shoals in Greenwood County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The William T. Jones, III Bridge
His mother died when he was four years old and at the age of fifteen he was boarding and working his way through high school. in 1940 he thumbed rides to the University of South Carolina where he persuaded the officials to let him register on credit. While there, he was President of his class, Chairman of the Student Faculty Committee, member of KSK, three years on Student Council, two years on Honor Board, President of ODK, Chairman of Awards Day, President of Veterans' Association, and was elected President of the Student Body.
During World War Two, he volunteered into the Navy and got a commission serving as Executive Officer of LSM 108.
After Law School, he served four years in the South Carolina House of Representatives, thirty-two years as Solicitor
Location. 34° 23.544′ N, 82° 13.411′ W. Marker is in Ware Shoals, South Carolina, in Greenwood County. Marker is on U.S. 25, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on the north end of the bridge, on the left. Marker is in this post office area: Ware Shoals SC 29692, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Irvin Pitts Park / Ware Shoals (approx. 1.2 miles away); Marion P. Carnell Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Benjamin DeWitt Riegel (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Martin's Store (approx. 1.6 miles away); Western Laurens Volunteer Fire Department Good Hope Baptist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Greenville Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ware Shoals.
Also see . . .
1. SC General Assembly Bill 3274. Honoring Jones upon his death. (Submitted on September 5, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. SC General Assembly Bill 4138. The bridge was named in 1997. Jones died the following year. (Submitted on September 5, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Notable Persons • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,126 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 5, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.