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Edgefield in Edgefield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Pierce Mason Butler

April 11, 1798 - August 20, 1847

 

—Governor 1836-1838 —

 
Pierce Mason Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
1. Pierce Mason Butler Marker
Inscription. A member of the famous Butler families of the Edgefield District, Butler promoted education & the building of railroads during his term as Governor. He commanded the Palmetto Regiment during the war with Mexico where he was fatally wounded.
 
Location. 33° 47.15′ N, 81° 55.483′ W. Marker is in Edgefield, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on Norris Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located southwest of the intersection of Norris and Adams Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Edgefield SC 29824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George McDuffie (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Henry Hammond (about 500 feet away); Town of Edgefield Parking Lot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew Pickens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis Wilkinson Pickens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oakley Park Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); Edgefield United Methodist Church / The Reverend Joseph Moore (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edgefield.
 
More about this marker. This marker is the third along the Ten Governor's Trail, a converted railroad
Pierce Mason Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
2. Pierce Mason Butler Marker
bed that has been paved. There are markers to each of the 10 governors placed every 0.9 of a mile.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pierce Mason Butler. Pierce Mason Butler (April 11, 1798 – August 20, 1847) was an American soldier and statesman who served as Governor of South Carolina from 1836 to 1838. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. South Carolina Governor Pierce Mason Butler. Pierce Mason Butler was born in Mount Willing, Edgefield District, South Carolina. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Palmetto Regiment Association. The “Palmetto Regiment Association” is a group of Men & Women who are from various backgrounds, and various Cities, States, and Countries, but who all share a common bond. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. South Carolinians in the War with Mexico. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
5. Battle of Churubusco. The Battles of Churubusco took place on August 20, 1847, in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Contreras (Padierna) during the Mexican-American War. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. EducationPoliticsRailroads & StreetcarsWar, Mexican-American
 
Pierce Mason Butler Governor 1842-1844 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
3. Pierce Mason Butler Governor 1842-1844
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,202 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on March 18, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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