Near Van Wyck in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Welcome to Andrew Jackson State Park
Andrew Jackson State Park honors the memory of the seventh president of the United States, who spent his boyhood here in the Waxhaws area. A museum tells the story of Jackson's experiences and life in the South Carolina backcountry from his birth in 1767 until he left the state in 1784 after the Revolutionary War. A majestic statue of Jackson on a horse, sculpted by Anna Hyatt Huntington of Brookgreen Gardens fame, is another highlight of the park. Now a preserved greenspace in our fast-growing community, this 360-acre park also has a campground, picnic shelters, nature trails, fishing lake and amphitheater.
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
Location. 34° 50.45′ N, 80° 48.4′ W. Marker is near Van Wyck, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. School Days in the Waxhaws (within shouting distance of this marker); Heart of the Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Andrew Jackson Monument (within Welcome to the Andrew Jackson State Park Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson Comes Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Boy of the Waxhaws (about 300 feet away); Andrew Jackson State Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Andrew Jackson (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Birthplace of Andrew Jackson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Major Crawford's Home (approx. half a mile 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 142 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.