North Augusta in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Born 1757 in Virginia, this Indian fighter, who later moved to Edgefield District, attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel of state troops during the American Revolution. Among the engagements he participated in were: Hanging Rock, Musgrove’s Mill, King’s Mountain, Blackstock’s, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, Siege of Augusta, and Eutaw Springs. Hammond served in the US Congress and after the Louisiana Purchase in
1803, President Thomas Jefferson appointed him Colonel-Commandant of the St. Louis District. He subsequently was elected to the Missouri Territory Council and became its first president in 1813. Returning to SC in the 1820s, he was elected Surveyor General (1826) and Secretary of State in 1830. Hammond died in 1842 and was buried nearby; the grave was moved about 1.6 miles north in 1991.
Erected 1992 by Olde Towne Preservation Association of North Augusta. (Marker Number 2–11.)
Location. 33° 29.979′ N, 81° 59.265′ W. Marker is in North Augusta, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on Riverview Park Drive, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at River View Park Activity Center in North Augusta. Marker is in this post office area: North Augusta SC 29841, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Confederate States Powder Works (approx. 0.9 miles away in Georgia); Confederate Obelisk-Chimney (approx. 0.9 miles away in Georgia); Explosion At The Confederate Powder Works (approx. 0.9 miles away in Georgia); The Augusta Canal (approx. one mile away in Georgia); Korean War Tribute (approx. 1.1 miles away); World War II Tribute (approx. 1.1 miles away); James Urquhart Jackson (approx. 1.1 miles away); Viet Nam War Tribute (approx. 1.1 miles away); World War I Tribute (approx. 1.1 miles away); Grenada • Panama • Persian Gulf Tribute (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Augusta.
Also see . . .
1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Samuel Hammond (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Samuel Hammond. Samuel Hammond (September 21, 1757 - September 11, 1842) was a United States Representative from Georgia in the 8th United States Congress. (Submitted on March 17, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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