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

James Strom Thurmond

December 5, 1902-June 26, 2003

 

—Governor 1947-1951 —

 
James Strom Thurmond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
1. James Strom Thurmond Marker
Inscription. The longest serving and oldest Senator in American history, he began his public service as Edgefield County Superintendent of Education in 1929. A decorated soldier and circuit court judge, he was elected in the U.S. Senate as a write in candidate in 1954.
 
Location. 33° 46.9′ N, 81° 55.2′ W. Marker is in Edgefield, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on Waterworkd Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the intersection of Augusta and Waterworks Road. 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. John Calhoun Sheppard (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benjamin Ryan Tillman (about 700 feet away); John Gary Evans (about 700 feet away); Milledge Luke Bonham (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis Wilkinson Pickens (approx. ¼ mile away); M60A3 Main Battle Tank (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Henry Hammond (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pierce Mason Butler (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oakley Park Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); J. Strom Thurmond Birthplace (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edgefield.
 
More about this marker. This marker is the tenth along
James Strom Thurmond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
2. James Strom Thurmond Marker
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. Strom Thurmond. James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) was an American politician who served as governor of South Carolina and as a United States Senator. (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. South Carolina Governor James Strom Thurmond. James Strom Thurmond was born in Edgefield, South Carolina. (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. U.S. Senate > Art & History > Strom Thurmond. James Strom Thurmond was born in Edgefield, S.C., on December 5, 1902. (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Oral History Interview with Strom Thurmond, July 1978. Strom Thurmond had a long career as an attorney, judge, and governor in South Carolina before serving in the United States Senate. (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs. The Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs is a Public Service Activity (PSA) of Clemson University. (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. J. Strom Thurmond, Biographical Directory of U.S. Congress. Thurmond, James Strom, a Senator from South Carolina; born in Edgefield, S.C.,
James Strom Thurmond Governor 1947-1951 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
3. James Strom Thurmond Governor 1947-1951
Edgefield County Superintendent of Education 1929 - 1933; Edgefield Town and County Attorney 1930 - 1938; Governor of South Carolina 1947–1951; Member of the U.S. Senate 1954 - 2003.
December 5, 1902. (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

7. Strom Thurmond's family confirms paternity claim. (CNN) -- An attorney for the family of former U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina confirmed Monday that in 1925, when he was 22, Thurmond fathered a child with a black teenage housekeeper. (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

8. 'Dear Senator,' from Strom Thurmond's Daughter. Essie Mae Washington-Williams is the daughter of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond. (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

9. Strom Thurmond, Foe of Integration, Dies at 100. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, a central figure in the political transformation of the South and the longest-serving senator in American history, died yesterday in Edgefield, S.C. He was 100. (Submitted on October 24, 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 October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 914 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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