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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Saluda County, South Carolina
Adjacent to Saluda County, South Carolina
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Hare’s Mill, which stood here on Cloud’s Creek, was a large grist mill owned by James Hare (1838-1929). Hare bought the mill from the Rinehart family in 1885 and moved it here. The two-story mill ground both corn and wheat, using . . . — — Map (db m28221) HM|
|This school, established in 1896 as both a grammar and high school, was built as a 1-room building and was expanded to 3 rooms by 1900. With as many as 4 teachers and well over 100 students in its best years, Delmar School taught over 600 students . . . — — Map (db m13008) HM|
| Delmar School was established in 1896 on property obtained from Elijah Wilson & Lula Fulmer Shealy. This property was previously owned by his parents, Mary Ann Gorley & Simeon Richard Shealy. A Confederate soldier who died during the war, Richard . . . — — Map (db m13011) HM|
| This site, approximately halfway between Augusta and Columbia, was the location of Jacob Odom's house, where George Washington spent the night of May 21, 1791, on his trip northward through South Carolina. His escort at this time consisted of . . . — — Map (db m7115) HM|
|At Chestnut Hill Baptist Church is the grave of Lucinda Horn, Confederate War heroine, wife of Cornelius Horn and mother of William Horn, both members of Company K, 14th S.C. Volunteers. She accompanied her husband and son to the front and remained . . . — — Map (db m12967) HM|
Built in 1932 about ½ mi. NE and stocked with donated books, this library was the first of over 110 libraries founded by W.L. Buffington for rural blacks. — — Map (db m28224) HM|
|In Memory of
Alexander Hamilton Stevens
Whose kindness and genial
personality endeared him to
all with whom he came in contact.
Graduated from the University
of South Carolina, the Medical
College of Georgia, . . . — — Map (db m41551) HM|
This is the family cemetery of Mathias Jones (1779-1829), planter, merchant, and state representative 1814-17. Jones moved from Virginia to Ridge Spring, in what was then Edgefield District, about 1800. He, his wife Clara Perry . . . — — Map (db m28219) HM|
|As a Grateful Tribute to
the Patriotism and Valor of
a captain in the militia of the State of
South Carolina, who fell in action against
the British at Dean Swamp, Orangeburg District in 1781
and was buried in the . . . — — Map (db m97144) HM|
|Ridge Hill School
This school, built in 1934, replaced the Ridge Hill Rosenwald School, a six-classroom frame school built in 1923-24. That school was funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation, building more than 500 African-American . . . — — Map (db m41548) HM|
Ridge Spring is populated by descendants of the early settlers as well as others who have discovered its beauty and friendly people. Although a public road opened in 1770 connecting the village to nearby cities, and a 1771 document reveals that . . . — — Map (db m41519) HM|
This cemetery, dating to the early 19th century, was originally the Watson and Boatwright family cemetery before it was enlarged to become the town cemetery. Many descendants of Capt. Michael Watson (1726-1782) are buried in the . . . — — Map (db m28217) HM|
At Old Saluda Town, about ten
miles north of here, July 2, 1755,
Governor Glen obtained from
Old Hop and other chiefs of the
Cherokee Nation the cession of
the territory embraced by the
present counties of Spartanburg,
Cherokee west . . . — — Map (db m13085) HM|
At Butler Church, about one mile west, is the burial plot of the Butler family. Among the graves are those of William Butler, Captain in the American Revolution, United States Congressman, and Major General of S.C. Militia; Andrew Pickens Butler, . . . — — Map (db m81696) HM|
|Frame church with gallery for slaves
built 1856-1857 on land given by family of
Major General William Butler and wife, Behethland,
who had lived on these grounds
and lie buried in cemetery.
First pastor, Rev. T. Sumter Daniel.
This . . . — — Map (db m12989) HM|
|1050-acre plantation belonging to
Thomas Green Clemson, 1842-1851. Clemson
Charge d'Affaires to Belgium, 1844-1851,
and founder of Clemson University, lived
at Cane Break from January to July 1844.
In his absence Col. Francis Pickens and . . . — — Map (db m41634) HM|
|Clock Donated to the Town of Saluda and Saluda County
Gentry's Poultry Company Inc.
June 10, 2007
Founded by Wesley M. Gentry, Sr. (Matt), Gentry's Poultry began as a small family-run business. Continuing as a . . . — — Map (db m13070) HM|
This Cemetery and This Avenue Named for
Colonel William Barrett Travis.
The brick for these walls are
from chimneys of home of
Colonel James Butler Bonham
The brick came originally from England
and the chimneys were . . . — — Map (db m41628) HM|
| Flat Grove was built in the 1770's by Jacob Smith of hand-hewn, heart-pine logs covered with clapboard. Alamo hero James Butler Bonham, son of James and Sophia Smith Bonham and grandson of Jacob Smith, was born in 1807 in the house, which is today . . . — — Map (db m41597) HM|
| Built in 1936 in the Art Deco style, Saluda Theater, once the central attraction for local moviegoers closed in 1982. Since the theater's restoration began in 1988, it has become the county's civic center for activities. Its excellent acoustics and . . . — — Map (db m41613) HM|
|In Pine Pleasant Cemetery, west of here, is the grave of Luther Rice, prominent Baptist clergyman and orator who organized American Baptists on a national scale for support of foreign missions and education. He traveled into all parts of the nation . . . — — Map (db m53068) HM|
|Site of Mitchell Hill Advent Christian Church.
Organized December 17, 1885 by Elders J.A. Cargile and J.S. Dubose. Building burned & was rebuitle at present site of Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church. One of the ten charter members, Mrs. Fannie . . . — — Map (db m59524) HM|
|In Recognition of
Mr. Philemon B. Waters
who envisioned and spearheaded the
Saluda County Beautification Program
organized February 1966
Pride in his town and county live through
his untiring efforts as evidenced
by plantings of . . . — — Map (db m41625) HM|
|Pierce M. Butler
Six miles NE, in a family cemetery at Butler Church, is the grave of Colonel Pierce M. Butler, governor of South Carolina from 1836-1838. During his military career, he was a captain in the U.S. Army, a Lt. Colonel in the . . . — — Map (db m81695) HM|
Red Bank Baptist Church antedates the Town of Saluda by about a century. The congregation, which is said to have been founded in 1784, was incorporated by the state on December 18, 1802. According to tradition, the first church building was a log . . . — — Map (db m13058) HM|
| Built in 1957, the Stockyard has provided a livestock market for over two generations of farmers. Ralph T. McClendon and Georgia Senator Sam McGill opened this ultra-modern auction barn in Saluda. One newspaper article stated that the barn "is the . . . — — Map (db m41641) HM|
These are the ones
from Saluda County who
died in defense of
their country in her
five most recent wars
"They died that others
might live free."
Spanish American War
World War I
Sammie O. . . . — — Map (db m13121) WM|
At Old Saluda Town, about ten miles north of here, July 2, 1755, Governor Glen obtained from Old Hop and other chiefs of the Cherokee Nation the cession of the territory embraced by the present counties of Spartanburg, Cherokee west of Broad . . . — — Map (db m39295) HM|
|In Loving Memory of
Savannah Bouknight Springs
3.1 acres donated to
Rock Hill Baptist Church
on February 25, 2005
by the Family of
Caroline Etheredge Hembel — — Map (db m42323) HM|
Colonel William Barrett Travis
Born near Saluda, S.C. August 9, 1809.
Gave his life for liberty and freedom
at the Alamo March 6, 1836.
His last message for reinforcements ended thus:
"I have held this place against . . . — — Map (db m13112) HM|
| [Column Inscription]
Commandancy of the Alamo -
Bexar, Feby. 24th, 1836-
To the people of Texas & all Americans in the world.
Fellow Citizens & Compatriots -
I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa . . . — — Map (db m41487) HM|
|Spann Methodist Church
This church was founded ca. 1805 at the plantation of John Spann, Jr., about 1 mi. N. Bishop Francis Asbury preached there in 1807 and 1811. The first church on this site was built and the cemetery was established ca. . . . — — Map (db m28222) HM|