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By Brian Scott, July 7, 2008
Sullivan (Grove) Cemetery Marker
South Carolina (Greenville County), Fork Shoals — 23-17 — Sullivan (Grove) Cemetery
The cemetery located about ½ mile north, marks the site of Grove Church, established prior to 1790, one of the first Methodist churches in Greenville County. The present church, renamed Lebanon, is located about 1 miles W. of here. A number . . . — Map (db m9021) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 23-4 — About 1765
Near Reedy River Falls, stood the home, trading station, and grist mill of Col. Richard Pearis, first white settler of this section. He was a noted Indian trader and prominent Tory of the Revolution. — Map (db m10428) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Andrew Pickens "The Wizard Owl" 1739 - 1817 —
As a tribute to his skills exploiting enemy weaknesses, Pickens became known as the "Wizard Owl" or "Skyagunsta" - a bird known for seeing clearly, acting wisely and striking quickly. Pickens was a tall, religious Presbyterian from . . . — Map (db m11253) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Francis Marion "The Swamp Fox" 1732-1795 —
Battle hardened in the Cherokee War of 1760-61 and the battle of Sullivan's Island in 1776, Marion was 48 years old when the British invaded & conquered SC in 1780. His volunteer militia detachment operated primarily in the lowcountry attacking . . . — Map (db m10806) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Furman University
Established in 1826 in Edgefield as an academy and theological institution, Furman University was charted in 1850 and in 1851 established a campus on the bluff above this spot, where it remained for the next century. Named for Baptist minister . . . — Map (db m14549) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Gilder
Austin Plantation: Settled before the rev. war by Nathaniel Austin (c. 1720 - c. 1800) and his wife, Agnes Dickinson. Ten sons: Nathaniel, Jr., Walter, Thomas, John, Francis, Dickinson, William, Thompson, Samuel & Robert. One daughter: Mary. . . . — Map (db m15996) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Greenville's General
Have you heard the story of General Greene, A Rhode Island private who followed his dream. In 1780 as Washington's man He came to our state to free our great land. Armies of British were sent by the King, But they were no match for the . . . — Map (db m21828) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Guilford Courthouse Flag
This flag, often referred to as the Guilford Courthouse Flag, is an example of the diversity of American flags during the Revolutionary War period. It has the unique design elements of an elongated canton with white background and 13 blue, . . . — Map (db m10863) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Mrs. James Williams
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South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Richard Pearis Reede River Falls Historic Park
Richard Pearis, Greenville's first white settler, was an Irish adventurer who had settled in Virginia with his wife and family by the middle of the eighteenth century. He developed good trade relationships with the Cherokee Indians, had a son by . . . — Map (db m8035) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — The "Pearis" of "Paris" Mountain
An adventurous hero or an opportunistic traitor, Richard Pearis led a life touched by many of colonial America's defining themes. Leaving Virginia, he settled by the Reedy River in 1768 and is credited with being the first to harness local . . . — Map (db m20205) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — The Betsy Ross Flag
This flag, commonly referred to as "The Betsy Ross Flag," was adopted June 14, 1777 (Flag Day). The Continental Congress on this day resolved "That the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes alternating red and white; that the Union be . . . — Map (db m10853) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — The Moultrie Flag
This flag, commonly referred to as "The Moultrie Flag," was carried by Colonel William Moultrie's South Carolina Militia on Sullivan's Island in Charleston Harbor on June 28, 1776. The British were defeated that day which saved the South from . . . — Map (db m10864) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — The South Carolina Flag
Our South Carolina state flag represents one of the oldest flag designs still in use. Its design elements go back to 1765 when three white crescents were used on a blue flag by protesters against the Stamp Act. Ten years later, a flag with a single . . . — Map (db m10856) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Thomas Sumter "The Gamecock" 1734-1832 —
The most controversial of Greene's Militia commanders, Sumter was known for his trademark gamecock feather in his hat, his tenacity and his penchant for bloody frontal assaults - characteristics that earned him the moniker "The Gamecock." . . . — Map (db m10807) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Simpsonville — 23-3 — Battle of Great Cane Brake
Here along the south side of the creek to Reedy River was fought, Dec. 22, 1775, the Battle of Great Cane Break, between a force of South Carolinians under Colonel William Thompson and a band of Tories under Patrick Cuningham. The Tories were . . . — Map (db m97258) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Simpsonville — Simpsonville Veterans Memorial
To all veterans for their supreme sacrifice faithful to the last full measure always to be remembered. — Map (db m12165) WM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Taylors — 23-2 — Camp Sevier
This camp, named in honor of John Sevier, Lieut. Col., N.C. militia, 1777, Col., 1781, Brig. Gen., U.S.P.A., 1796, was approved as cantonment site May 21, 1917. The 30th Division trained here from August 28, 1917 to May 1, 1918; the 81st, from . . . — Map (db m10475) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Travelers Rest — Laodicea Langston Springfield (Dicey)
On this site stood the home of Laodicea Langston Springfield ("Dicey") 1759 - 1837 Heroine of the American Revolution. To her daring and courage many patriots owed their lives. This rock was a hearthstone in her home. . . . — Map (db m10301) HM

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