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Bluefields

 
 
Bluefields Marker, Side One image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 26, 2009
1. Bluefields Marker, Side One
Inscription.  “Bluefields,” named for the Blue family, was built by 1870. Annie Evans Blue (d.1912) was given this land in 1872 by her father William Evans (1804–1876), Marion District planter, militia general, and state representative. Annie Blue and her husband, John Gilchrist Blue (1829–1889) raised their family here. John Gilchrist Blue, born in N.C., was an attorney and Confederate officer who served as S.C. state representative 1876–80 and 1884–85.

Two of Blue’s sons were nationally prominent. Victor (1865–1928), a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, was promoted for heroism during the Spanish-American War and commanded a battleship during World War I; he retired as a rear-admiral. Rupert (1867–1948), a graduate of the University of Maryland medical school, was surgeon general of the U.S. Public Health Service; he led in eradicating the bubonic plague in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
 
Erected 2004 by The Marion County Historical Society. (Marker Number 34-14.)
 
Location. 34° 11.467′ 
Bluefields Marker, Side Two image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 26, 2009
2. Bluefields Marker, Side Two
N, 79° 23.883′ W. Marker is in Marion, South Carolina, in Marion County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 501) north of Blue Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1203 N Main St, Marion SC 29571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marion Depot (approx. half a mile away); Francis Marion (approx. 0.8 miles away); Marion County / Marion Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Marion Academy (approx. 0.9 miles away); To the Dead and Living Confederate Soldiers (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Town Hall and Opera House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Marion Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away); Veterans Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
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Bluefields Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 26, 2009
3. Bluefields Marker
Bluefields and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 26, 2009
4. Bluefields and Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 769 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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