Saluda in Saluda County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Colonel William Barrett Travis
This Cemetery and This Avenue Named for
Colonel William Barrett Travis.
The brick for these walls are
from chimneys of home of
Colonel James Butler Bonham
The brick came originally from England
and the chimneys were built over
150 years ago.
Travis & Bonham both were from Saluda
County and were heroes of the Alamo.
"Thermopylae had its messenger of death;
the Alamo had none."
Brick donated by Mrs. Juell Gregory Grigsby.
Boy Scout Troup 51 assisted on this project.
Location. 34° 0.386′ N, 81° 46.033′ W. Marker is in Saluda, South Carolina, in Saluda County. Marker is at the intersection of Travis Avenue and South Carolina Highway 178, on the right when traveling north on Travis Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is attached to the southwest brick entrance to Travis Park. Marker is in this post office area: Saluda SC 29138, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mr. Philemon B. Waters (a few steps from this marker); Red Bank Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Saluda (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clock Donated to the Town of Saluda and Saluda County Pierce M. Butler / The Palmetto Regiment (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saluda Old Town Treaty, July 2, 1755 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Travis / Bonham Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saluda County Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); At Old Saluda Town... (approx. half a mile away); Saluda County Stockyard and Livestock Market (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saluda.
Also see . . .
1. William B. Travis. William Barret Travis (August 9, 1809 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th century American lawyer and soldier. (Submitted on April 11, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. James Bonham. James Butler Bonham (February 20, 1807 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th century American soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. (Submitted on April 11, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Battle of the Alamo. The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. (Submitted on April 11, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Heroes •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,043 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 11, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.