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Clinton in Laurens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Eugene Blakely Sloan

 
 
Eugene Blakely Sloan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 18, 2011
1. Eugene Blakely Sloan Marker
Inscription.
Son of Eugene Blakely Sloan I
and Janie Pressly Lindsay Sloan
Born February 22, 1922, Clinton, S.C.
Died April 6, 1969, Hunting Island, S.C.

Editor, Author, Photographer,
Naturalist, Teacher

Educated at Erskine College
and University of S.C. Law School.
Army Air Corps Officer, World War II

He was the First Recipient
of
The Gonzales Award for Distinguished Journalism
"He wrote knowingly about
South Carolina, it's people,
places, issues, and its life's
blood...He worked with clean hands
and honest heart...Dedication...
Fairness...Intent on Good."

He believed and practiced a strong
philosophy of life: "This above all: to thine own self
be true, And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man," and "No man
is an island...And therefore never send to know
for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee..."

 
Location. 34° 28.233′ N, 81° 52.517′ W. Marker is in Clinton, South Carolina, in Laurens County. Marker can be reached from Stonewall Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Clinton Cemetery, south of the First Presbyterian Church, near the Sloan family plot. Marker is in this post office area: Clinton SC 29325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Eugene Blakely Sloan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 18, 2011
2. Eugene Blakely Sloan Marker
At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Plumer Jacobs, D.D., LL.D. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clinton Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clinton Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Presbyterian College Armed Forces Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mrs. Lillian G. Brown (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Flag Pole (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry Clinton Young (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jacobs Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Malcolm A. MacDonald (approx. 0.4 miles away); Davison McDowell Douglas (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Blakely Sloan Home image. Click for full size.
Clinton by Sam Owens
3. Blakely Sloan Home
In 1894, Dr. D.E. Tribble built this house, a one-story frame house on Musgrove Street. It was later owned by one of his business partners, Blakely Sloan. This house is marked today as the 1922 birthplace of Eugene Blakely Sloan II.
Blakely Sloan Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 18, 2011
4. Blakely Sloan Family Plot
Eugene Blakely Sloan I Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 18, 2011
5. Eugene Blakely Sloan I Tombstone
Janie Lindsay Sloan Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 18, 2011
6. Janie Lindsay Sloan Tombstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 23, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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