The history of the brass cannon reflects the history of the Upstate of South Carolina during some of its most critical eras of conflict and change. The "Old Reformer" is also one of the oldest artifacts in the Upstate, since it arrived here . . . — — Map (db m42194) HM
This area planted in appreciation of
Mr. & Mrs. Wilton E. Hall
who since April 7, 1955 have contributed the facilities of radio stations WAIM & WCAC-FM to carry the ministry of this class to many thousands of people each Sunday morning. . . . — — Map (db m65189) HM
This building was made possible by the
generous support of
The Abney Foundation
John R. Fulp, Jr.
It will forever serve as a tribute to the dedication and work of the many thousands of men and women who are a part of the . . . — — Map (db m19810) HM
formerly stood at the
"Home of the Yellow Jackets"
Anderson Boys' High School
was located on this site.
The school educated many of
our city's young men from
the year . . . — — Map (db m59359) HM
(Crossed swords in scabbards with a laurel wreath - representing the cavalry.)
(Confederate Battle Flag)
"Though conquered, we adore it!
Love the cold dead hands that bore it!"
. . . — — Map (db m10732) HM
This is Anderson County's second court house. It stands on the site of the first small brick court house where the first court session in Anderson was held on the third Monday in October, 1820. The present building of pronounced Victorian . . . — — Map (db m10692) HM
The location of the Anderson County Courthouse Annex on the corner of Fant and River Street has unique significance to Anderson's history. The site is the location of the 1865 federal encampment of the First Maine, 33rd Regiment, United States . . . — — Map (db m19838) HM
This Building was originally constructed in the 1930's for use as the Anderson Petroleum Company. It was renovated in the fall of 2005 to be the new home of the Anderson County Farmers Market Pavilion.
2005 Anderson County
Farmers Market . . . — — Map (db m42257) HM
Remembering those that gave
their lives protecting people
"...We are the defenders from fire, of the art which has beautified the world, the product of the genius of man and the means of refinement of mankind. But, . . . — — Map (db m19915) HM
A memorial to the Memory of the law enforcement officers of Anderson County South Carolina who gave their lives in the line of duty. Their valor and sacrifice will be long remembered.
William Gibson Anderson Police Dept. . . . — — Map (db m11399) HM
For over a decade, the Board of Trustees, the staff, and Friends of the Anderson County Library have pursued a dream of building a library adequate in size and scope to meet the needs of the community. Today, the original Carnegie-endowed Anderson . . . — — Map (db m81274) HM
This monument is dedicated to the war veterans of Anderson County. On its walls are listed the names of our natives who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War. In addition, the monument lists . . . — — Map (db m21367) WM
Founded in 1888, Anderson Cotton Mills, later a division of Abney Mills, was the first textile plant established in the town of Anderson. It is said to be the first textile mill in the United States powered by electricity transmitted over long . . . — — Map (db m52093) HM
The first municipal airport in Anderson was just a grassy field located near where the Civic Center now stands. An historical marker notes the site where Amelia Earhart landed there on November 14, 1931.
In the early 1930s land was purchased . . . — — Map (db m53938) HM
Anderson was dubbed "The Electric City" in 1895 when William C. Whitner, an engineer and native of Anderson, built a hydroelectric power plant which was the first in the South to transmit electricity over long distances. The . . . — — Map (db m10693) HM
This building was erected as the home of the Bank of Anderson, an outgrowth of the Anderson National Bank founded in 1872 with Col. Joseph Newton Brown as president. The early bank was located on the west side of the square. It was the second . . . — — Map (db m21221) HM
This building was erected as a passenger station for the Blue Ridge Railroad. It bridges the railroad cut under North Main Street which was excavated by the Blue Ridge Railroad Company as part of a project to build a line over the mountains to . . . — — Map (db m94745) HM
The original Anderson High School sat on the corner of North Fant and East Calhoun Streets. All grade levels were taught despite being called a high school. This school burned down in 1904 and was rebuilt the following year. Due to overcrowding, . . . — — Map (db m65305) HM
Built in the 1930s by Frank R. Thompson, this building was the main street depot for the Anderson Petroleum Company and Dixie Distributors, Inc., both successful petroleum distributors in Anderson, Oconee, Pickens, . . . — — Map (db m42762) HM
This building constructed in 1912
is named in honor of
Dr. Annie Dove Denmark
associated with Anderson College for
36 years, serving as President of the
college from 1928-1953. Dr. Denmark
was a resident of this dormitory
during . . . — — Map (db m19738) HM
This church, formally organized by about 1800, is thought to be the oldest Methodist congregation in Anderson County. Circuit riders and other itinerant ministers held early services in a nearby brush arbor. Its first and second . . . — — Map (db m55621) HM
This store is the oldest business firm in Anderson. It has been owned and operated consistently by the same family for 175 years. Established by George W. Fant and originally named G.W. Fant & Son the store is an outgrowth of Dr. Edmund Webb's Drug . . . — — Map (db m21292) HM
Famous aviator Amelia Earhart landed on an airfield near here on November 14, 1931. She was piloting a Beechnut Autogiro on a nation wide tour promoting Beechnut Products. It was shortly after completing this tour that she made her famous solo . . . — — Map (db m21250) HM
Organized Sept. 23, 1837 on land given by J. N. Whitner. First frame structure was built in 1839. Anderson's first cemetery is here, and city's first Sunday School was organized here about 1855. Present sanctuary's cornerstone was laid in 1879. . . . — — Map (db m10727) HM
Veterans Who Are buried
in Flat Rock Cemetery
Harry Drake, Daniel Y. Culbertson, J.C. Culbertson, Luther M. Borders, John T Neims, Charles A. Thornton, Berry Faine, Edward . . . — — Map (db m54779) HM
Miss Sarah Jane (Janie) Frierson was a well known educator and the daughter of Dr. David Frierson, an early pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Anderson. Miss Frierson opened her one room school in the late 1880s. One room schools of this . . . — — Map (db m42189) HM
Entered on the National Register
of Historic Places
December 13, 1971
Federal Postal Station
Anderson, South Carolina
Thomas Harlan Ellett
This . . . — — Map (db m19912) HM
This building was erected as the home of G.F. Tolly Furniture Company, an outgrowth of Anderson's first cabinet shop established at this site by Ezekiel George. George F. Tolly entered business with Mr. George in 1856. Later married George's . . . — — Map (db m42725) HM
The Anderson County Museum is situated on the former site of Anderson Girls High School. The original structure, an imposing multi-story brick building, was built in 1918. At that time, both boys and girls attended the school known as Anderson . . . — — Map (db m42249) HM
This Parish, organized in 1851 with the Rev. Benjamin Webb as its first vicar, grew out of occasional Episcopal services held in Anderson as early as 1844. The first church here, a frame Carpenter Gothic building, was completed in . . . — — Map (db m10417) HM
2.9 miles south on Rocky River
Anderson Water, Light, & Power Co.,
organized in 1894 by
William C. Whitner,
was successful the next year
in transmitting electricity over
the distance of six miles
This achievement was a . . . — — Map (db m88441) HM
This Baptist church, which was first located about 1.5 miles northwest, was constituted in 1803. The congregation moved to the present 4.4 acre site after it was surveyed December 14, 1822. Two houses of worship were built here before 1891, when . . . — — Map (db m10668) HM
In this burial ground
the first public burial ground
in the City of Anderson, S.C.,
rest fifty or more persons
known only to God.
This plaque is in honor of
those unnamed persons who
lived and died as a part
of the Anderson . . . — — Map (db m54638) HM
A mobile, full tracked, lightly armored antiaircraft & ground support weapon system.
Manufactured by Cadillac at the Cleveland Tank Arsenal in the 1950s.
Weight of 49,500 pounds and a crew of six.
Powered by a continental air cooled . . . — — Map (db m19918) HM
This is the second Masonic Temple to occupy this location. After its organization in 1848, Hiram Lodge No. 68 met in the second story of a store building on the east side of the square for several years. The first temple was erected at this . . . — — Map (db m38438) HM
McDuffie High School stood
proudly at this location from
1964 until 1996. Serving
Anderson as a comprehensive
vocational high school,
McDuffie enrollment averaged
1000 students each year it was
open. Many of Anderson's
current . . . — — Map (db m59360) HM
The McGee Harness Shop was located on the corner of West Benson Street in downtown Anderson. Mr. James L. McGee was listed in the 1905 Anderson City Directory as a dealer in stock, buggies, wagons, and harnesses. By 1910, the small shop located . . . — — Map (db m42151) HM
Organized in 1789 initially as an Arm
of the Shockley Ferry Church.
Known for a time as Bethesda.
Cooper Bennett was its first pastor.
The oldest church in the Saluda Baptist
Association, it has been a Lighthouse
for the lost and a . . . — — Map (db m10132) HM
In Memory of
Mrs. J.D. Chapman
First President of Woman's Missionary Union
Auxiliary to South Carolina Baptist Convention
Dedicated Christian Missions Leader
of Vision and Ability
Honored by Name of WMU State . . . — — Map (db m19867) HM
Located 1.09 miles northwest, this cemetery marks the original site of Hopewell Baptist Church which was constituted in 1803. The cemetery contains graves of Revolutionary and Confederate veterans. Some graves are marked by field stones with . . . — — Map (db m10724) HM
The first cotton gin to be powered by electricity transmitted over a long distance stood near this site on the farm of Oliver "Duck" Bolt (1847-1922). In 1897 Bolt, whose gin had previously been powered by a steam engine, contracted with the . . . — — Map (db m15161) HM
Deeded to the City in 1992, these humble grounds are the final resting place for some Orr Mill employees and family members dating to the 1800s. Numerous graves are here, marked and unmarked, including infants.
Help us improve these unique . . . — — Map (db m50102) HM
The Orr Monument was never a tombstone, but a cenotaph, or memorial, to Colonel James L. Orr, son of South Carolina Governor James L. Orr. Colonel Orr was an Anderson native, the founder and president of Orr Cotton Mills, and a well known . . . — — Map (db m42246) HM
In 1889, the City of Anderson contracted with a 26 year old native son, an engineering graduate of the University of South Carolina, to build a steam power plant and water system for the city. Keeping up with the . . . — — Map (db m10697) HM
Half mile West on Seneca River
the Portman Shoals Power Plant,
built by William C. Whitner,
began in 1897 the transmission
of high-voltage electricity over
the longest lines then in use for
that purpose in the United States.
The . . . — — Map (db m10696) HM
The idea for a memorial fountain to honor General Robert Anderson, the American Revolutionary hero for whom our county is named, was part of an overall plan to beautify downtown Anderson. Through the efforts of Mrs. Rufus Fant and the Anderson . . . — — Map (db m42186) HM
Organized in 1789 and sometimes called Simpson's Meetinghouse, this church is one of Anderson County's oldest Presbyterian churches. The Reverend John Simpson was the first minister, and the Reverend David Humphreys served here for 39 years until . . . — — Map (db m31002) HM
After another high school was built, Reed Street High was renamed Perry Elementary School.
Perry Elementary later became known as
Perry Child Development Center.
This memorial is dedicated to the students teachers and principals who were a . . . — — Map (db m60542) HM
The home of Judge Joseph N. Whitner, Anderson County's founding father, was located at the crest of this will. It stood until recent years when it was torn down. Judge Whitner was a South Carolina House of Representative from Pendleton District . . . — — Map (db m59361) HM
Organized in 1828, this
was the first church in
Anderson. A log meeting
house built in 1830 on
West Benson Street served
the church until 1858
when a frame building
was erected on this site.
A brick church replaced
it in 1888. The . . . — — Map (db m10733) HM
This is the first Negro church established in Anderson County. It was founded immediately after emancipation and incorporated in 1873. The Rev. Philip Morris was its first pastor. The present edifice, built in 1903, replaced two earlier frame . . . — — Map (db m60543) HM
This building was erected in 1891 and has been the home of Sullivan Hardware Company since 1903. In earlier years it was occupied by the Alliance Store operated by Rufus Hill. The Sullivan Firm was founded as a general merchandise store by J.M. . . . — — Map (db m42745) HM
This building was donated to
Anderson College in 1914 by
Mr. Charles S. Sullivan, Sr.
to be used as the President's Home.
In 1965 it was renovated to serve
as the music building. — — Map (db m19804) HM
Anderson's Jewish Community dates to the antebellum era but grew significantly after 1900 with the arrival of several families from Eastern Europe. This congregation founded as Temple B'nai Israel (Sons of Israel) as early as 1911. . . . — — Map (db m77333) HM
Civic Center of Anderson - 1992
Chris Taylor Memorial Park - Dedicated 1998
Anderson Sports Complex - 1999
Anderson County Amphitheater - 1999
The Anderson County Sports and Entertainment Center . . . — — Map (db m36170) HM
Originally mounted in the church tower during the alterations to the building in the year 1892, and removed in 1976 when the old tower was razed.
The bell is mounted here as a symbol of the influence on the community of this church for the . . . — — Map (db m11248) HM
In 1932, Rotarian Herbey Taylor created The Four Way Test, a code of ethics adopted by Rotary 11 years later. The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions:
Of the things we think, say or . . . — — Map (db m62432) HM
The Horace Greeley Institute Trust was established in 1870 in the name of abolitionist Horace Greeley. Because the trust was to be used for the advancement of the education of "Freedmen and their Children," a school, known as the Greeley Institute, . . . — — Map (db m61078) HM
In Memory of
Henry Hitt Watkins
Maude Wakefield Watkins
This building was made possible through the generosity of Judge and Mrs. Watkins, the South Carolina Baptist Convention, and other dedicated friends . . . — — Map (db m19816) HM
This structure is called a "sweatbox" and was commonly used throughout the United States as a government-recommended method of disciplining prisoners during the mid-1900s. It was very much despised and feared by the prisoners, who referred to it as . . . — — Map (db m19917) HM
Named in honor of
Dr. John Edward Rouse
Baptist Leader, Friend of Youth
Champion of Education
President of Anderson College 1957-73
This dormitory is named to honor him
in grateful recognition of
his . . . — — Map (db m19829) HM
Though not engaged in actual warfare since the Revolutionary War, when it was used by both the American and British Army, this old cannon has had much to do with the making of South Carolina history. It came into this section, first in 1814, in . . . — — Map (db m21310) HM
The Original Back Door Step
Flat Rock Union Church
Dedicated October 9, 1988
Flat Rock Presbyterian Church
Chartered November 10, 1888
Flat Rock Baptist Church
Chartered November 17, 1832 — — Map (db m54639) HM
This was the second Negro church founded in Anderson. It was organized at a meeting of approximately 15 persons at the home of the Rev. Henry A. Mikell, who served as the first pastor. A lot was purchased from Bale Clayton for $100 and a small . . . — — Map (db m11745) HM
Three educational institutions have been in this immediate area: Johnson Female University (1856-63) named for William Bullein Johnson; the Carolina Collegiate Institute (about 1866-90) under W. J. Ligon; and Patrick Military Institute . . . — — Map (db m10524) HM
The west wing of this building was
constructed in 1920 and is named
in honor of
James Primrose Whyte
Dean and beloved Professor of
Literature and Sociology at
Anderson College from 1918 to 1922.
John E. White . . . — — Map (db m19784) HM
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Dedicated to the memory and honor of all Anderson County Vietnam veterans. They will always be remembered for their sacrifices and their . . . — — Map (db m84131) WM
Out of Whose Vision, Leadership and Love to Humanity was Born a New Hospital
Virginia "Jennie" Gilmer is widely recognized as the founder of Anderson's first hospital, which over the years evolved into Anmed Health, the largest private . . . — — Map (db m59427) HM
This structure once housed the Anderson County Airport's Weather Reporting Station. Located across the street where the Civic Center is now and constructed in 1931 at a cost between $5500 and $6000, this building was designed to provide shelter . . . — — Map (db m15327) HM
In Memory of World War Casualties
War No. I
War No. II
Johnnie M. Leroy
John M. McBride
Richard A. Shirley
John R. . . . — — Map (db m49493) HM
William A. Floyd, a man of vision, served Anderson County as the first African-American elected to the Anderson County Council. He touched the lives of many county residents in various ways, as a husband, father, teacher, coach, councilman, . . . — — Map (db m21328) HM
President of Triennial Southern, South Carolina Baptist Conventions. Johnson Female University founded here in 1848 as Johnson Female Seminary was named for him because of his support for female education. From 1853 to 1858, while Chancellor of . . . — — Map (db m10526) HM
Native son William Church Whitner developed the concept and spearheaded financing for the first hydroelectric plant to transmit power over a long distance in the South. On May 1, 1895, electricity travelled six miles from a generator at High . . . — — Map (db m10695) HM
This facility was originally built in 1951 and was the cafeteria for the McCants Middle School. Renovation of the space for Meals on Wheels was completed in 2000 to allow for the expansion of the successful community program, which was begin in . . . — — Map (db m59442) HM
In honor of the
World War veterans of
Anderson County, 1914-1918
Erected by the
American Legion Auxiliary
W.H. Hudgens Unit No. 14
In honor of the
World War veterans of
Anderson . . . — — Map (db m10673) WM
On this site stood the
third building erected by
Whitefield Baptist Church.
The building was used by
the Congregation for worship
and fellowship until 1957.
Erected as a memorial to God's
blessings by his people
at this sacred . . . — — Map (db m36637) HM
The Tennis Capital of South Carolina
Long know as the Tennis Capital of South Carolina, Belton's tennis history can be traced back over 110 years. An 1892 edition of the Anderson Intelligencer . . . — — Map (db m35564) HM
This site, on a lot donated by Dr. George Brown, was the location of a school for more than a century, Belton Academy, a private school with a classical curriculum, opened ca. 1851 as the town grew up around the new railroad . . . — — Map (db m81782) HM
Replacing the wooden structure located across the street that had served the Belton Community since 1853, the brick Southern & Blue Ridge Combined Railway Depot was designed in 1907 and completed by 1910. In the heyday of passenger and freight train . . . — — Map (db m31012) HM
In this place we honor all those who served in the Armed Forces and reflect upon their dedication to duty and country. We recognize the hardships they endured to protect our freedoms and the ultimate sacrifice of life . . . — — Map (db m10757) HM
This house, built c. 1854 for railroad supervisor Charles C. Chamberlain, was among the first homes constructed in Belton. When the town incorporated in 1855, Chamberlain was chosen as the first intendent. Ira Williams, who was . . . — — Map (db m87307) HM
In honor of the
men and women
serving our country
Dorchester Baptist Church
Breazeale, Thomas C
Cox, James B
Cox, William N
Cox, Fred N
Cox, Charles M
Fullbright, Bessie V
Fullbright, Ralph M
Keys, William R . . . — — Map (db m36667) HM
Greenville & Columbia RR
The Greenville & Columbia Railroad, founded in 1845, began construction in 1849. It reached Greenville in 1853, with a branch at this point to Anderson - the Blue Ridge Railroad. The town of Belton grew up around the . . . — — Map (db m35635) HM
This building served as a classroom and
dormitory for the former Union High School
"To The Glory of God"
July 20, 1991
The Reverend R.H. Mitchell -- Moderator at Renovation
Dr. Earl J. Mathis -- At Dedication
. . . — — Map (db m10752) HM
The National Register
of Historic Places:
The Belton Standpipe
Historical Landmark Built 1908, Restored 1990
Placed on the State and National Archive's Register 1987
Mayor . . . — — Map (db m31166) HM
This land, Cherokee territory until 1777, became the final resting place after the American Revolution for early pioneers who settled the area. A number of soldiers of the Revolution are buried here including Robert Pickens, who served in the . . . — — Map (db m9087) HM
This church, founded in 1803, held its first services in the home of John Wilson and was first known as Wilson's Chapel. That year the congregation bought two acres here from George Head; the first church on this site was built . . . — — Map (db m47088) HM
Founded in 1821, this is the boyhood church and burial place of Olin D. Johnston. He was decorated for bravery in World War I, served in the S.C. House of Representatives, was twice Governor of S.C., in 1935-1939 and 1943-1945, and U.S. Senator . . . — — Map (db m9335) HM
Honea Path is the smallest town of the fourteen South Carolina communities with libraries funded by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. Dr. John Wright, Mayor John Humbert, and Miss Jennie Erwin were leaders in obtaining the $5000 grant. The Honea . . . — — Map (db m10759) HM
Rang from 1924 until 1959
Rang for 75th Anniversary
Mr. Ben L. Davis (Uncle Ben, as he was
called) rang the bell until his retirement in
1958. The bell was rung at 9:00 am and
10:00 am and 10:30 am and 11:00 am. . . . — — Map (db m38380) HM
James David Hammett
March 16, 1868
April 16, 1924.
The founder and president
of this company.
"And what doth the lord require
of thee but to do justly, love
mercy and walk humbly with . . . — — Map (db m37530) HM
Came to the colonies and received a land grant from King George III in 1770 in the area known as the 96 District of South Carolina. In 1791 he moved to this locality and accepted a land grant from Charles Pinckney, . . . — — Map (db m40637) HM
Native American Trade and the "Honey Path"
Town historians long debated the origin of the unusual name "Honea Path." Some attribute it to settler William Honey, who purchased 200 acres northeast of town in 1788. Others say . . . — — Map (db m11252) HM
In memory of Honea Path veteran
who gave their lives for their country
and in honor of those who served.
War Between the States
[Left Column}: Reuben B. Kay, George Ballentine, James L. Bagwell, Jr., Pleasant Bagwell, John J. . . . — — Map (db m10761) HM
The talk was the dream of Rev. J.A. Marler, Pastor, to have a church bell. The members were too poor to buy one. Several men began to make plans to purchase a bell by raising money through pledges. Mr. George Lollis, Chairman of Chiquola . . . — — Map (db m38458) HM
These men were killed in Honea Path on September 6, 1934 in the General Textile Strike. This monument is dedicated to their memory, to their families and to all workers.
Claude Cannon, E.M. Knight
Lee Crawford, Maxie Peterson
Ira Davis, C.L. . . . — — Map (db m41259) HM
This building and lot donated to the Town of Iva and the Iva District 10 Fire Department by W. Parker Bowie and his wife Marie T. Bowie in honor of his father Luther E. Bowie and his mother Lucia P. Bowie.
Dedicated to the citizens of this . . . — — Map (db m54816) HM
This church, the first Associate Reformed Presbyterian congregation in what is now Anderson County, was organized about 1790 about 1 1/2 mi. SW of this site. Rev. Robert Irwin, its first regular minister, served from 1803 until . . . — — Map (db m11747) HM
Oldest Presbyterian Church
in continuous existence
in Anderson County.
Organized in 1789.
First pastor, Rev. John Simpson.
Congregation worshipped at three
sites nears Generostee Creek,
three miles west of Iva.
Old cemetery at . . . — — Map (db m9479) HM
This marker designated the third site of this church. Since 1909, the new church, built at
Iva, S.C., has continued to carry on the
faithful witness of our Lord.
Rev. John Simpson 1790-1807
Rev. David Humphreys 1821-1869 . . . — — Map (db m19954) HM
This cemetery, dating from the early 19th century, is at the third site of Good Hope Presbyterian Church, founded in 1789. A frame sanctuary was built here in 1856 during the tenure of Rev. David Humphreys (d. 1869), who preached . . . — — Map (db m19945) HM
A "Great" Town
In 1886, the Savannah Valley railroad made its way into lower Anderson County. The depot town of Cook's Station was named for Dr. Augustus G. Cook, a local physician and businessman. The town was later called Iva in honor of . . . — — Map (db m43944) HM
In memory of those from our community who made the supreme sacrifice in order that w might continue to live in a free and prosperous nation with liberty and justice for all.
Robert Latham, Morge . . . — — Map (db m54781) HM
At this site once stood the town of Moffettsville, originating with the establishment of Moffett's Mills Post Office on February 16, 1818. By 1883, the town had a population of twenty-five with a physician and general store. . . . — — Map (db m23812) HM
This beautiful mural of the Old Iva Depot erected in 1886 with the C. & W.C. Train, painted by artist Oscar Velasquez, is dedicated to our forebears, to the churches and citizens of our community for their contribution to the growth of the town . . . — — Map (db m54785) HM
Before Saddlehorn was a neighborhood, it was a rural cattle farm. Corrals like this were used (and still are in some instances) by farmers as holding pens to work with cattle that grazed the surrounding pastures. When farmers built this corral, . . . — — Map (db m11250) HM
This is the site of a small cemetery used by the Reece family in the 19th century. Because cattle roamed freely in this area for years, the tombstones and other grave markings are broken. In 1977, the readable tombstones were recorded by family . . . — — Map (db m11091) HM
This area was a hub of African-American life from the late-19th to mid-20th centuries. Anderson County Training School, built ca. 1922 as a Rosenwald school, closed in 1954 under the equalization program for black and white schools. . . . — — Map (db m54824) HM
The one-room frame public school organized shortly after the Civil War, housed 76 students and 1 teacher by 1870. The school term lasted 1 month and 10 days. Jane Harris Hunter, founder of the Phillis Wheatley centers for working girls, attended . . . — — Map (db m9647) HM
This plantation on the old road to Pickensville has been the home of several prominent S.C. families. Many of its owners were members of the Pendleton Farmers Society, and during the nineteenth century, studies, experiments, and advances in . . . — — Map (db m9649) HM
Born Charleston, S.C., 1824.
Graduated West Point 1845.
Brigadier General, C.S.A., 1861.
Commanded 3rd Brigade,
Army of the Shenandoah.
July 21, 1861, at Manassas, Va., where he gave Gen. T.J. Jackson the name "Stonewall." Mortally . . . — — Map (db m39001) HM
Confederate Brig. Gen. Clement H. Stevens (1821-1864) is buried nearby in the Bee family plot. Born in Connecticut, Stevens moved to S.C. after his father's death in 1836. In 1861 he invented the first ironclad battery, which . . . — — Map (db m9680) HM
In recognition of Dr. Don C. Garrison for his thirty-two years of devoted service as the second president of the College for his dynamic leadership within the College, the State technical college system, and community colleges nationwide; for his . . . — — Map (db m18857) HM
Founded in 1790,
Pendleton was established as the judicial seat
for the Pendleton District, today known as
Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties.
This Health and Heritage Walking Trail offers
a glimpse into the past and the opportunity . . . — — Map (db m29865) HM
Located in the center of Historic Pendleton (1790), the building now housing the Pendleton District Commission was constructed in 1850 as a general store for Jesse Lewis. The business first came into the Hunter family in 1870 when it became . . . — — Map (db m13903) HM
Directly behind this marker is the homesite of Joe and Mary Broyles Douthit. Born in Anderson County January 30, 1893, graduate of Clemson University, 1914. Farmer and seed breeder, lifelong member and steward of Sandy Springs United Methodist . . . — — Map (db m52075) HM
On April 8, 1790, the Justices of the Peace for Pendleton County purchased this land to establish the courthouse town of Pendleton. Once Cherokee Indian land, the town became the judicial, social and commercial center for what now are Anderson, . . . — — Map (db m9614) HM
This London newspaper publisher and defender of a free press emigrated to Charleston in 1783 where he served as state printer and publisher of the first daily newspaper in South Carolina. Later in Pendleton he founded Miller's Weekly . . . — — Map (db m9646) HM
Born in 1840, Colonel Simpson, lawyer, farmer, and legislator, drafted and executed Thomas Green Clemson's will, establishing Clemson Agricultural College in 1889. Simpson was first president of the college's board of trustees and once owned land . . . — — Map (db m9682) HM
This property was this site of a private residence as early as 1830's. In 1860, John Baylis Earle Sloan and his wife, Mollie Seaborne Sloan, established a home that became known as Tanglewood.
The columns and the ruins seen today are all . . . — — Map (db m16616) HM
These extra wide porches, used for entertaining and enjoyment of he cool breezes, are called piazzas.
Seen on every piazza is a joggling board. In this country, the joggling board got its start in Charleston in 1803. By lightly bouncing, . . . — — Map (db m36306) HM
A native Philadelphian and leading agriculturist, Mr. Clemson was U.S. charge d'affaires to Belgium, U.S. Superintendent of Agriculture, and the 1868 president of Pendleton Farmers Society. He married the daughter of John C. Calhoun, Anna, . . . — — Map (db m9681) HM
The paved brick walk leads to the gravesite of Thomas Green Clemson, founder of Clemson University. He was a Scientist, Agriculturist, Statesman, and educators. His gift to South Carolina of an Institution for the promotion of education in the . . . — — Map (db m13938) HM
Dedicated in 1979
in Honor of
Thomas Green Clemson
A Native Philadelphian and
Leading Agriculturist. Mr.
Clemson was U.S. Charge
D'Affaires to Belgium, U.S.
Agriculture, and the
1868 President . . . — — Map (db m16617) HM
Memories of the Plantation Era -- Owners and Tenants
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, elected Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina in 1822, made Woodburn Historic House his summer home around 1830. A graduate of Harvard . . . — — Map (db m15361) HM
Some 200 yards west of here stands Woodburn, built by S.C. Lieutenant Governor Charles Cotesworth Pinckney by 1832. Dr. John B. Adger, Presbyterian minister to Armenia, bought Woodburn in 1852; in 1881 Augustine T. Smythe began a model stock farm . . . — — Map (db m9588) HM
Sandy Springs Camp Ground: This Methodist camp ground named for the large spring nearby, dates to 1828, when a fifteen-acre site was purchased from Sampson Pope for $45. Early meetings were under a brush arbor until a central wooden shelter . . . — — Map (db m10785) HM
Dean is named for the Dean family, whose cemetery is located about a mile west. Samuel Dean came to South Carolina from Maryland in 1786 and settled here in the Mountain Creek area along with the Cummins and James families. Dean and his . . . — — Map (db m11712) HM
The Hartwell Project, second in a series of multi-purpose projects planned for the Savannah River Basin, was constructed between October 1955 and December 1963 at a cost of about $90,000,000. The concrete dam rises 204 feet . . . — — Map (db m57899) HM
Nazareth on the Beaverdam Presbyterian Church
This is the first known site of Townville Presbyterian Church, founded in this area in 1803 as Nazareth on the Beaverdam Presbyterian Church. The church held its services at members' homes until . . . — — Map (db m10784) HM
One thousand feet due north on a site now covered by Hartwell Reservoir, the Portman Shoals Power Plant, built by William C. Whitner, began the transmission of high-voltage electricity in 1897 over the longest lines then used for that purpose in . . . — — Map (db m10783) HM
This church, founded as Nazareth on the Beaverdam Presbyterian Church, was established in 1803. It met in members homes until they paid $1.50 for a half-acre tract and built a small frame church 2.5 mi. E. The founders cemetery . . . — — Map (db m39349) HM
One of the oldest congregations and the mother of several others in Anderson County, it was organized in 1788 by Elder Moses Holland who served as pastor for 41 years. Dr. James Bruton Gambrell's mother was a member here. Soldiers of five wars . . . — — Map (db m8441) HM
On May 1, 1865, cadets from the Arsenal Academy at Columbia, under Capt. John Peyre Thomas, who were en route from Greenville to Newberry to be disbanded, met a band of Stoneman's raiders near here in one of the last engagements of the war, which . . . — — Map (db m8395) HM
"Embraced by the gratitude of an entire community and held in the love and admiration of a descended family, here rests the earthen tabernacles of our beloved founder, West Allen Williams, and family. Reverently moved from a forgotten cemetery a . . . — — Map (db m19714) HM
A South Carolina "Spa"
In 1852, following the discovery of a "healing" spring and the announcement that the railroad was going to be running through the area, the Town of Williamston was chartered. In time, lots were sold for houses to be . . . — — Map (db m15719) HM
This college was founded Feb. 12, 1872, by the Reverend Samuel Lander, D.D., Methodist minister. On this site stood the college building until 1939. The school was removed to Greenwood, S.C., Sept. 27, 1904, becoming Lander College, in honor of . . . — — Map (db m8440) HM
This site and the one directly in front, Mineral Spring Park, which was donated by West Allen Williams in 1842, formed the nucleus for the new Town of Mineral Springs. In 1852, the town received its charter and the name was changed to Williamston . . . — — Map (db m19733) HM