Spartanburg in Spartanburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
This monument is erected out of respect for the peach, delectable fruit of a friendly soil and a beneficent sun.
Upon a pedestal we place it as a symbol of God's bounty and man's enterprise.
Spartanburg County has the honor of the richest peach harvest in the nation, and we are grateful for this favor.
An appreciative community pays tribute to those pioneer orchardists who through foresight and diligence, established and industry that means much to our welfare.
They set a worthy example in cultivating a choice fruit, and their culture of the land contributed to the culture of mankind.
First carload of Spartanburg County peaches shipped July 31, 1924.
Erected by Spartanburg Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Location. 34° 58.038′ N, 81° 56.958′ W. Marker is in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is at the intersection of Asheville Highway and North Cleveland Park Drive, on the left when traveling south on Asheville Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spartanburg SC 29303, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the "Sparky" the Family Train (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jesse Cleveland (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Jesse F. Cleveland Junior High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Evins-Bivings House (approx. ¾ mile away); Wofford College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Spartanburg Methodist College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Grave of William Walker / Magnolia Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Central Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spartanburg.
Also see . . . South Carolina Peach Council. Website contains facts and history of the peach industry in the state and how at one time Spartanburg County accounted for over 3 million of the state's peach trees. (Submitted on November 12, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
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