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Felix Anthony “Doc” Blanchard

 
 
Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard Marker
Inscription.
We point with pride to young
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
salute you.

         ——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.
Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
2. Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard Marker
Doc Blanchard at three different stages of his life. The middle statue is Blanchard as a young child. The left statue is “Mr. Inside” at West Point. The statue on the right depicts Blanchards time serving as an Air Force pilot. The tribute was sculpted by South Carolina native Robert Allison
0.3 miles away); 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.
 
Also see . . .
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.)
Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard Marker, located in Bishopville's Flag Park image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
3. Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard Marker, located in Bishopville's Flag Park
 
 
Additional comments.
1.
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.

 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard image. Click for full size.
1947 West Point Yearbook, the "Howitzer"
4. Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard
Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard Marker Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 21, 2012
5. Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard Marker Overview
Close up of Left Statue ~ as a Heisman Trophy Winner image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 21, 2012
6. Close up of Left Statue ~ as a Heisman Trophy Winner
Close up of Right Statue ~ as an Air Force Pilot image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 21, 2012
7. Close up of Right Statue ~ as an Air Force Pilot
 
 
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 901 times since then and 36 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.
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