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Near New Prospect in Spartanburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ibra Charles Blackwood

 
 
Ibra Charles Blackwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 4, 2008
1. Ibra Charles Blackwood Marker
Inscription.
In loving memory of
Ibra Charles Blackwood
Governor of South Carolina
1931 - 1935
who was born here Nov. 21 - 1878
Died Feb, 12 - 1936

 
Erected by His Brother and Members of the Spartanburg Bar.
 
Location. 35° 11.369′ N, 82° 2.909′ W. Marker is near New Prospect, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 9 and Red Radford Road on State Highway 9. Touch for map. Just south of the South Carolina and North Carolina state lines. Marker is in this post office area: Campobello SC 29322, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Carolina / South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker in North Carolina); Tryon's March (within shouting distance of this marker in North Carolina); Lake Bowen (approx. 5.5 miles away); Earle's Ford and Fort (approx. 5.9 miles away); Wolfe Creek Baptist Church (approx. 6 miles away); Green River Plantation (approx. 6.8 miles away in North Carolina); Old Rutherford Road
Ibra Charles Blackwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 4, 2008
2. Ibra Charles Blackwood Marker
(approx. 8 miles away); B. Frank Carruth (approx. 8 miles away); Thorne (approx. 9.1 miles away); The Brave Devoted Patriots (approx. 9.4 miles away in North Carolina).
 
Regarding Ibra Charles Blackwood. Ibra Charles Blackwood (November 21, 1878 – February 12, 1936) was Democratic Governor of South Carolina from 1931 to 1935.

Born in rural Spartanburg County, South Carolina, Blackwood studied at Furman University preparatory school and obtained his law degree from Wofford College. He then began to practice law in Spartanburg.

At the age of 24, Blackwood was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1902. From 1914 to 1916, Blackwood served as a tax collector for the Internal Revenue Service after which he became the solicitor for the Seventh Judicial Circuit of South Carolina. Blackwood won a contested Democratic primary in 1930 to become the 97th governor of South Carolina. His term as governor was noted for the creation of the South Carolina Public Service Authority in 1934 which provided for a hydroelectric plant at Pinopolis and the construction of numerous dams on the Santee and Cooper Rivers. A major strike in 1934 by the majority of textile workers in the state forced Governor Blackwood
Ibra Charles Blackwood (1878-1936) image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 4, 2008
3. Ibra Charles Blackwood (1878-1936)
His time as governor (1930-1935) is best known for the creation of the South Carolina Public Service Authority in 1934 and the deaths of six striking workers in Honea Path on September 6, 1934. He died the year after he left the governor's office.
to call up the National Guard. However, the strike was so severe that the Governor had to commission "constables without compensation" and 6 strikers were killed by these special deputies in Honea Path on September 6.

Blackwood resumed the practice of law in Spartanburg upon leaving the governorship in 1935. He died almost a year later on February 12, 1936 and is buried in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ibra Charles Blackwood. Ibra Charles Blackwood (November 21, 1878 – February 12, 1936) was Democratic Governor of South Carolina from 1931 to 1935. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Historic Hampton Heights home of ex-governor decaying. Preservationists might have one last shot to save a Hampton Heights house built by a former South Carolina governor that has fallen into such disrepair that the rear portion of the home is in danger of collapsing and raw sewage has leaked under a crawl space. (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional keywords. Governors of South Carolina
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Area near Ibra Charles Blackwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 4, 2008
4. Area near Ibra Charles Blackwood Marker
Highway 9 and Red Radford Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 756 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3. submitted on October 9, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   4. submitted on October 8, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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