Near Van Wyck in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Andrew Jackson State Park
Boyhood Home of the 7th President
Andrew Jackson, 7th president of the United States, grew up on this site during the American Revolution.
His Scotch-Irish Presbyterian upbringing in this Waxhaws backcountry settlement helped shape his character, his military success and his presidency.
President Jackson's ideas about mass democracy and "the common man" greatly influenced our growing nation.
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
Location. 34° 50.567′ N, 80° 48.583′ W. Marker is near Van Wyck, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Andrew Jackson Park Road and Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521), on the right when traveling north on Andrew Jackson Park Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road, Lancaster SC 29720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of Andrew Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); School Days in the Waxhaws (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Andrew Jackson State Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to the Andrew Jackson State Park Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); The Boy of the Waxhaws (approx. ¼ mile away); Heart of the Community (approx. ¼ mile away); Jackson Comes Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Birthplace of Andrew Jackson Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Birthplace of Andrew Jackson (approx. half a mile away); Major Crawford's Home (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Van Wyck.
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1. Andrew Jackson State Park. Andrew Jackson State Park combines history, art and community activities into a setting that has made it one of the S.C. State Park Service’s most popular attractions. Popular features of the park include living history programs, an Andrew Jackson museum that details his boyhood in the South Carolina backcountry and a birthday celebration held each March in honor of the seventh President of the United States of America. Other park attractions include an 18th-century replica schoolhouse, campground and picnic facilities, fishing lake and nature trails. (Submitted on June 26, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Andrew Jackson State Park. Andrew Jackson State Park is a 360-acre (1.5 km2) South Carolina state park established in 1952 to honor the only South Carolina born president, Andrew Jackson, who was born nearby in 1767. The park is on U.S. Highway 521 about nine miles north of Lancaster, South Carolina. The park offers hiking, canoeing, camping, fishing and picnicking. (Submitted on June 26, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.