Bishopville in Lee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Felix Anthony “Doc” Blanchard
Doc Blanchard- one of the
greatest names in football- our
hometown boy who met success
with modesty- a boy who fit
perfectly into the pattern laid
down by his dad. With memory
of your father, with honor to your
mother, Doc Blanchard, we
——Avery G. Asbill
Erected 2010 by Dick Adams and Lee County.
Location. 34° 13.211′ N, 80° 14.782′ W. Marker is in Bishopville, South Carolina, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Cedar Lane and North Main Street (State Routes 34,341) (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north on West Cedar Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bishopville SC 29010, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flag Park (a few steps from this marker); William Apollos James House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Ratcliff's Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bishopville (approx. ¼ mile away); Lee County Monument to the Confederate Dead (approx. Dennis High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bishopville High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas Gordon McLeod (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bishopville.
Regarding Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard. Doc Blanchard became the first and remains the only native South Carolinian to win the Heisman.
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1. Notable South Carolinians- Felix A. “Doc” Blanchard. Young Anthony had a pleasant life growing up in the heart of South Carolina’s cotton belt. Bishopville was a small, friendly Southern town. At twelve years of age “Little Doc” shed the first word from his now famous nickname. (Submitted on March 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Doc Blanchard, Wikipedia entry. is best known as the college football player who became the first ever junior to win the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award and was the first ever football player to win the James E. Sullivan Award, all in 1945. He played football for the United States Military Academy at West Point. Because his father was a doctor, Felix Blanchard was nicknamed "Little Doc" as a boy. (Submitted on March 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
At Army his final record was an astounding 27-0-1, the tie was 0-0 vs Notre Dame, 1946
— Submitted March 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 923 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 28, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.