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Edgefield in Edgefield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

James Henry Hammond

November 15, 1809 - November 13, 1864

 

—Governor 1842-1844 —

 
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By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
1. James Henry Hammond Marker
Inscription. In addition to serving in the U.S. Congress and Senate, Hammond was a very successful planter and agricultural entrepreneur. He coined the phrase "Cotton is King" while in the Senate. "Redcliffe", his plantation home at Beech Island, is now a state park.
 
Location. 33° 47.067′ N, 81° 55.45′ W. Marker is in Edgefield, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on Peachtree Street. Touch for map. Marker is about 75 feet south of the intersection of Peachtree Street and the Ten Governors Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Edgefield SC 29824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francis Wilkinson Pickens (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pierce Mason Butler (about 500 feet away); Milledge Luke Bonham (approx. 0.2 miles away); George McDuffie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town of Edgefield Parking Lot (approx. ¼ mile away); M60A3 Main Battle Tank (approx. ¼ mile away); Oakley Park Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); Andrew Pickens (approx. 0.3 miles away); Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Calhoun Sheppard (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edgefield.
 
More about this marker. This marker is the
James Henry Hammond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
2. James Henry Hammond Marker
fourth along the Ten Governor's Trail, a converted railroad bed that has been paved. There are markers to each of the 10 governors placed every 0.9 of a mile.
 
Also see . . .
1. James Henry Hammond. James Henry Hammond (November 15, 1807 – November 13, 1864) was a politician from South Carolina. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. "Cotton is King" Speech, March 4, 1858. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. James Henry Hammond, Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. Hammond, James Henry, (son-in-law of Wade Hampton [1752-1835], uncle of Wade Hampton [1818-1902]), a Representative and a Senator from South Carolina. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. South Carolina Governor James Henry Hammond. James Henry Hammond was born in Columbia, South Carolina. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. James Henry Hammond Biography. James Henry Hammond was a Southern Planter and fire-brand. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureAntebellum South, USGovernmentNotable PersonsPolitics
 
James Henry Hammond Governor 1842-1844 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
3. James Henry Hammond Governor 1842-1844
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina's 4th congressional district March 4, 1835 – February 26, 1836; Governor of South Carolina 1842 – 1844; United States Senator (Class 3) from South Carolina December 7, 1857 – November 11, 1860.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,249 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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