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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Aiken County, South Carolina

Clickable Map of Aiken County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Aiken County, SC (95) Barnwell County, SC (44) Edgefield County, SC (65) Lexington County, SC (60) Orangeburg County, SC (60) Saluda County, SC (33) Burke County, GA (33) Richmond County, GA (152)  AikenCounty(95) Aiken County (95)  BarnwellCounty(44) Barnwell County (44)  EdgefieldCounty(65) Edgefield County (65)  LexingtonCounty(60) Lexington County (60)  OrangeburgCounty(60) Orangeburg County (60)  SaludaCounty(33) Saluda County (33)  BurkeCountyGeorgia(33) Burke County (33)  RichmondCounty(152) Richmond County (152)
Aiken is the county seat for Aiken County
Adjacent to Aiken County, South Carolina
      Barnwell County (44)  
      Edgefield County (65)  
      Lexington County (60)  
      Orangeburg County (60)  
      Saluda County (33)  
      Burke County, Georgia (33)  
      Richmond County, Georgia (152)  
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1South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 1953 Gas Explosion
On January 27, 1953, an explosion caused by a natural gas leak killed ten people and destroyed five buildings on the northern half of this block. The five buildings destroyed were Platt's Drug Store, the Jones Electric Company (the site . . . Map (db m28716) HM
2South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-23 — Aiken
Aiken, chartered in 1835 and the county seat of Aiken County since its creation in 1871, was an early stop on the railroad line from Charleston to Hamburg. It was named for William Aiken (1779–1831), the first president of the S.C. Canal and . . . Map (db m9640) HM
3South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2–8 — Aiken County
Aiken County, created in 1871 from parts of Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington, and Orangeburg counties, was named for William Aiken, first president of the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company. Older industries in the county today are textiles, . . . Map (db m9707) HM
4South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — Aiken County 125th Anniversary
In Commemoration Of The Founding Of Aiken County on March 10, 1871 Celebrating 125 years County Commissioners: Sen. C.D. Hayne, Rep. Gloster Holland, Rep. William B. Jones, Rep. Sam J. Lee, William Peel, Rep. Prince Rivers, . . . Map (db m34610) HM
5South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — Aiken County Confederate Monument
(South Face) They gave their all in defense of Home, Honor, Liberty and the Independence of their native land They fought the patriots fight They kept the faith of their fathers Forever honored And forever mourned . . . Map (db m17047) HM
6South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — Aiken County Courthouse Bell
Forged in 1882 at Troy, N.Y., the bell hung in the courthouse 1882-1981. In 1931, lightning cracked the bell, and caused a fire that destroyed the cupola.Map (db m9850) HM
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7South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-32 — Aiken County Farmers' Market
The Aiken County Farmers’ Market, founded in 1951, was originally an open air market sponsored by the Edisto Grange. This building, which opened on May 21, 1954, was designed by Woodrow Jackson and built by the Aiken County chain gang. Farmers . . . Map (db m28630) HM
8South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — Aiken County Museum
Life in Aiken The coming of the railroad was a major factor in the birth of Aiken. The all-important cotton crop and Graniteville fabrics could get to market. Add to life in Aiken a lady lonesome for her wealthy friends up North and you . . . Map (db m63263) HM
9South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-29 — Aiken First Baptist Church
This church, founded in 1805, predates the city of Aiken and was first called Levels Baptist Church. Its first location was a mile south of present-day Aiken. In 1836 the congregation joined with the members of the Wise Creek congregation to . . . Map (db m10060) HM
10South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-47 — Aiken Hospital / Aiken County Hospital
Aiken Hospital The first public hospital in Aiken, at the corner of Richland Ave. and Vaucluse Rd., was built in 1917 for the Aiken Hospital and Relief Society, with donations from members of the “Aiken Winter Colony.” The City of . . . Map (db m54518) HM
11South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2–16 — Aiken Institute
The Aiken Institute, which gave this area the name of “Institute Hill,” was chartered in 1888. The main building, designed by I.F. Goodrich in 1891, includes a wing added in 1913. All grades attended the Institute until 1937, when a . . . Map (db m9942) HM
12South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — Aiken Vietnam War Monument
In Memory of Those Who Died in the Vietnam War Adams, Dwayne Lonnie • Adams, Joseph Boyce • Barton, Jere A. • Boyd, Wayne • Butler, Linnell • Callahan, Clifton Eugene • Clark, Allen Howell • Douse, James Louis • Garrett, Alonzo • Gay, . . . Map (db m86815) WM
13South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — Author Jeff Scott
In this building on October 31, 1898 the author Jeff Scott began collecting notes for the Southern novel Beneath The Glass Door. Due to unforeseen circumstances the book was not completed until much later. Out of the scenic . . . Map (db m86818) HM
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14South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — Battle of Aiken
Near this spot on February 11, 1865 was fought one of the final Confederate victories of the War Between The States. Federal Cavalry commanded by Major General Hugh Judson Kirkpatrick were attacked by Confederate Cavalry commanded by . . . Map (db m10061) HM
15South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — Coker Spring
The source of water for early settlers. A stagecoach stop on route from Abbeville to Charleston, S.C. Deeded to City of Aiken 1844 by Wm. Peronneau Finley. Restored by many friends in 1972. (Upper Medallion) The National . . . Map (db m56810) HM
16South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-46 — Coker Spring
The freshwater spring 1/2 mi. SE was used by prehistoric Indians. It was deeded to the town of Aiken in 1844 by William Perroneau Finley (1803-1876) and furnished Aiken´s drinking water throughout the 19th century. A regular stop on the . . . Map (db m63615) HM
17South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — Defense of Aiken
In Memory of the Confederate soldiers who lost their lives in defense of Aiken, Feb. 11, 1865 Erected by the Memorial Association 1911 Map (db m88573) HM
18South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-40 — First Presbyterian Church of Aiken
This church, founded in 1858 with 14 charter members and W. Peronneau Finley and John D. Legare as elders, first met in the Aiken Town Hall on Laurens St. Its first permanent sanctuary, a frame building designed by Charleston architect Edward . . . Map (db m29274) HM
19South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — Frederick Ergle Log CabinBuilt in 1808
A sesquicentennial memorial gift to the city of Aiken by the family of Thomas H. Williamson (1888-1962), former county treasurer, member of the Aiken County Historical Commission and direct descendant of this cabin's builder.Map (db m102353) HM
20South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — H. Odell WeeksAugust 3, 1908 - December 14, 1992
Mayor 1946 - 1952 1957 - 1991 His office was our city's sidewalks and storefronts, and from his walks about the downtown he gained the information needed for leadership. He was an advocate for harmony and teamwork, regardless of . . . Map (db m15136) HM
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21South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-42 — Highland Park Hotel
The Highland Park Hotel, Aiken’s first grand tourist hotel, stood atop this plateau. It was built in 1869-70 and opened in 1870. A four-story Second Empire wing built in 1874 doubled its capacity to 350 guests. Open from November to June, it . . . Map (db m29974) HM
22South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-31 — Hitchcock Woods
Hitchcock Woods, one of the largest urban forests in the United States, is an area consolidated between 1891 and 1898 by Celestine Eustis (d. 1921), Thomas Hitchcock (1860-1941), and William Whitney (1841-1904). Described as "the greatest equine . . . Map (db m9776) HM
23South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — Hofmann1876 - 1957
Josef Casimir Hofmann, internationally known Polish pianist, resided with his wife, Aikenite Marie Eustis Hofmann, in a three~story house located several hundred feet west of here. Born near Cracow, Poland, he was recognized as a gifted . . . Map (db m10184) HM
24South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — James F. Byrnes1879-1972
Lawmaker Supreme Court Justice "Assistant President" Secretary of State Peacemaker Governor Citizen of Aiken, 1900-1926 He gave a lifetime of service to state, nation, and the world.Map (db m15133) HM
25South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-64 — Legare-Morgan House
One of the oldest houses in Alken, this was home to the Legare family, including writer James Mathewes Legare (1823-1859), who lived here beginning in 1846. Portions of the house date to as early as 1837. The south wing was built c. 1852 as a . . . Map (db m213324) HM
26South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-25 — Millbrook Baptist Church
This church, formally organized in 1884, had its origins in a Sunday school class organized in 1874. With 16 charter members and Rev. Arthur Buist as its first minister, Millbrook built its first sanctuary here in 1886. The frame church, built by . . . Map (db m38281) HM
27South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-26 — Original Survey of Aiken
The town of Aiken, on land donated by Mr. Beverly M. Rodgers to the S.C. Rail Road in 1834, was laid out around a core of 27 city blocks bounded by Edgefield and Park Aves. and Newberry and Williamsburg Sts. This area was surveyed by civil . . . Map (db m29613) HM
28South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-24 — Pickens - Salley House
(Front text) This plantation house, first known as “Edgewood,” is an excellent example of Federal-era architecture. Originally near Edgefield, it was built in 1828 for Francis W. Pickens (1807-1869), state representative and . . . Map (db m43154) HM
29South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — Plutonium-238 for Space Exploration — National Historic Chemical Landmark —
Savannah River Site Aiken, South Carolina Space voyages are among the most inspiring and iconic endeavors of the 20th century, yet practical realities have limited spacefaring ambitions. Providing electricity and heat to a spacecraft in . . . Map (db m214749) HM
30South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — Robert M. Bell Parkway
Named in 1985 by action of the Aiken County Legislative Delegation and Highway Commission in recognition of an outstanding citizen and his many contributions to the life and well being of his county, district. and state 2nd . . . Map (db m44725) HM
31South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-19 — Schofield School
This school was founded by the Freedmen's Bureau shortly after the Civil War to educate freedmen, women, and children. In 1868 Martha Schofield, a Quaker from Pennsylvania, came to Aiken and began her long career as superintendent. The school soon . . . Map (db m28821) HM
32South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-1 — South Carolina Canal & Rail Road CompanyOriginal Track Location
Began first successful scheduled steam railroad service in America on December 25, 1830, and by 1833 its 136 miles from Charleston to Hamburg made it the world’s longest railroad. Now part of Southern Railway System.Map (db m9999) HM
33South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-35 — St. John's Methodist Church
This church has its origin in 1825 as a Methodist congregation on the Hollow Creek Circuit that predates the city of Aiken. Rev. John Reynolds was the first circuit rider serving St. John's, which shared a minister with St. John in Graniteville . . . Map (db m10163) HM
34South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2–12 — St. Thaddeus Church
This Episcopal Church (cornerstone laid Sept. 5, 1842) was consecrated Aug. 9, 1843. It is the city’s oldest church structure, having retained its Greek revival style through subsequent remodeling. Church purchased bell in 1853, Cornish Memorial . . . Map (db m19634) HM
35South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-38 — The Augusta & Aiken Railway
The Augusta and Aiken Railway, a 26 mile interurban electric trolley line between Augusta, Ga., and Aiken, operated from 1902 to 1929. In Aiken the line began at the corner of Park Ave. & Union St., proceeded west on Park, then north on Laurens . . . Map (db m10137) HM
36South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-44 — The Detection of the Neutrino, 1956 / The Nobel Prize In Physics, 1995
The Detection of the Neutrino, 1956 On August 27, 1956, at the Savannah River Plant (now Savannah River Site), Drs. Clyde L. Cowan, Jr. (1919-1974) and Frederick Reines (1918-1999) used P Reactor to detect the neutrino, a sub-atomic particle . . . Map (db m43146) HM
37South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — The One Room Schoolhouse
Originally located in China Springs, near Aiken, and believed to have been built in the 1890's this schoolhouse was given to the Aiken County Historical Commission by Mrs. Guerin Hermann of Sandersville, Georgia in 1975. The one room . . . Map (db m63475) HM
38South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-1 — The S.C. Railroad
The tracks of the S.C. Railroad, operated by the S.C. Canal & Railroad Company, ran here from 1833 to the 1850s. The company, chartered in 1827, began constructing a 136-mile long line from Charleston to Hamburg (near North Augusta) in 1830. . . . Map (db m36676) HM
39South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — Transit Of Venus Observatory Structure, 1882
Iron heliometer tower, which served as an observatory, and housing for instruments, including powerful telescopes, used in viewing the December 6, 1882, Transit of Venus in Aiken, South Carolina. The observatory was built in two sections, each . . . Map (db m10193) HM
40South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — Water Trough and Drinking Fountain
For many years, the water trough was located behind the County Courthouse. The following are to be commended for their efforts in restoring and re-establishing the trough as its new location on South Boundary. Aiken County Historical Commission . . . Map (db m102364) HM
41South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-39 — Whitney Park
(Marker Front) This park, laid out in 1904-05 was named for William Collins Whitney (1841-1904). Whitney, a lawyer, Secretary of the Navy 1885-1889 under Grover Cleveland, and financier, was also an avid sportsman and leading member of the . . . Map (db m10210) HM
42South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — William Aiken, Sr.
URS Corporation on the occasion of the City of Aiken's 175th year, graciously donated this symbolic representation of William Aiken Sr. (1779-1831), for whom the city was named in 1835. Aiken was an entrepreneur and president of the South Carolina . . . Map (db m86825) HM
43South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — Woodmen Of The World
(West Face) This Memorial is erected in the memory of deceased members of the Woodmen of the World whose Individual resting places could not be marked (East Face) Woodmen of the World Regional Memorial (List of . . . Map (db m10270) HM
44South Carolina, Aiken County, Aiken — 2-41 — World War II POW Camp
German prisoners of war were held in a camp on this site from November 1943 to May 1946. This camp, one of 21 in S.C., was at first a sub-camp of the POW camp at Camp Gordon (now Fort Gordon), in Augusta, Ga. It was later a sub-camp of Fort . . . Map (db m36396) HM
45South Carolina, Aiken County, Beech Island — 2-7 — Beech Island Agricultural Club Reported missing
On January 5, 1856, Governor James H. Hammond and eleven other farmers of this area organized the Beech Island Agricultural Club for the diffusion of agricultural knowledge and the regulation of illegal slave traffic. Monthly meetings and . . . Map (db m10080) HM
46South Carolina, Aiken County, Beech Island — 2–14 — Beech Island Baptist Church
This church was organized in the Beech Island Academy on January 21, 1832, with Rev. Iverson Brooks as its first minister and Mathias Ardis and Randolph Bradford as its first deacons. This sanctuary, built on land donated by James T. Gardner . . . Map (db m9992) HM
47South Carolina, Aiken County, Beech Island — 2–18 — Downer Institute & School / Downer School, 1924–1986
Downer Institute & School Downer Institute, founded in 1843, was originally located 1.5 mi. NE of this site and operated until 1865. It was named for benefactor Alexander Downer (1752–1820), whose will established an orphanage and school . . . Map (db m9994) HM
48South Carolina, Aiken County, Beech Island — 2-4 — Historic Church
This church was built in 1836 by Beech Island Presbyterian Church, organized in 1827 with the Rev. Nathan H. Hoyt of Vermont as first pastor. His son-in-law the Rev. Edward Axson, was ordained and served here. His daughter, Ellen, wife of Woodrow . . . Map (db m9909) HM
49South Carolina, Aiken County, Beech Island — Redcliffe PlantationState Historic Site
About Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site Redcliffe Plantation was the home of James Henry Hammond (1807-1864) and three generations of his descendants. Hammond whose political career included terms as a United States Congressman, . . . Map (db m9591) HM
50South Carolina, Aiken County, Beech Island — 2-9 — Savannah Town / Fort Moore
Savannah Town Forerunner of modern towns and highways and known to the English as early as 1685, this Indian town stood at a major northwestern entrance into S.C. on the trading routes to the Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Lower Cherokees. . . . Map (db m28101) HM
51South Carolina, Aiken County, Clearwater — 2-15 — Storm Branch Baptist Church
(Front text) This church had its origins at or near this site in 1772 as a plantation chapel, in what was Edgefield District until after the Civil War. Revs. Iverson L. Brookes and John Trapp, prominent ministers in the Savannah River . . . Map (db m31141) HM
52South Carolina, Aiken County, Eureka — 2-20 — Marie Cromer Seigler House
This house was for many years the home of Marie Cromer Seigler (1882-1964), educator and national pioneer in agricultural instruction. In 1910, as teacher and principal of Talatha School, she founded a Girls' Tomato Club, the first of many such . . . Map (db m28714) HM
53South Carolina, Aiken County, Graniteville — 200th Anniversary of the United States
1776       1976 In memory of the 200th Anniversary of the United States as an Independent Nation and American Patriots who fought for the freedoms we now enjoy Erected by the Towns of Graniteville, Vaucluse and Warrenville . . . Map (db m9852) HM
54South Carolina, Aiken County, Graniteville — 2-30 — Graniteville Cemetery
(Front text) This cemetery, established about 1850, is closely associated with the Graniteville Mill, the largest and most successful textile mill in antebellum S.C. William Gregg (1800-1867), founder of the mill, laid out the mill . . . Map (db m43153) HM
55South Carolina, Aiken County, Graniteville — 2-22 — Graniteville Mill
This mill, the largest textile mill in antebellum S.C., was chartered in 1845 and opened in 1847. It was founded by William Gregg (1800–1867), a Virginia native and advocate of industrial development who chose this site for its proximity . . . Map (db m9763) HM
56South Carolina, Aiken County, Graniteville — Graniteville Train DerailmentJanuary 6, 2005
(Bottom of Center Panel): Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.                                         John 15:13 (Marker Left Panel): At 2:39 am on January 6, 2005 . . . Map (db m10798) HM
57South Carolina, Aiken County, Graniteville — William Gregg
William Gregg, the founder of Graniteville. Born February 2, 1800, Died September 12, 1867Map (db m10237) HM
58South Carolina, Aiken County, Graniteville — WW I Memorial
Erected to the Memory of those who served in the --World War-- -- 1917 - - - 1918 -- Valley Post 77 Map (db m55745) HM
59South Carolina, Aiken County, Hamburg — 2-3 — Hamburg[Missing as of 4 July 2004] Reported missing
Situated between this point and the Savannah River, Hamburg was a thriving river port and trading center for cotton and tobacco. Founded in 1821 by Henry Schultz, incorporated December 19, 1827, Hamburg became the most important interior port in . . . Map (db m41892) HM
60South Carolina, Aiken County, Hamburg — 2-2 — Western Terminus South Carolina Railroad
Near the foot of this bluff in the old town of Hamburg stood the western terminus of the S.C. Canal and Rail Road Co. Begun in 1830, it was the first steam operated railroad to offer regular passenger service and to carry U.S. mail. Completed in . . . Map (db m27835) HM
61South Carolina, Aiken County, Jackson — 2-21 — Silver Bluff Baptist Church
This church, one of the first black Baptist churches in America, grew out of regular worship services held as early as the 1750s at "Silver Bluff," the plantation of Indian trader George Galphin. At first a non-denominational congregation with . . . Map (db m31610) HM
62South Carolina, Aiken County, Jackson — 2-13 — Site of Ellenton
Post office est. here 1873. Town chartered 1880. Ellenton and surrounding area purchased by US Govt in early 1950s for establishment of Savannah River Plant.Map (db m9910) HM
63South Carolina, Aiken County, Jackson — William Bartram TrailTraced 1773-1777 — South Atlantic Region —
William Bartram, noted naturalist, visited nearby Silver Bluff in 1775, calling it "a very celebrated place."Map (db m188666) HM
64South Carolina, Aiken County, Montmorenci — 2–10 — Pascalis Plantation / Pascalina
Pascalis Plantation Elizabeth Pascalis purchased these 790 acres in 1835, settled here with her son Cyril Ouviere, and brought the orphaned children of her daughter, here, to live. Cyril, a civil engineer, was a resident engineer . . . Map (db m9797) HM
65South Carolina, Aiken County, near Aiken — 2-48 — Camp Butler
This is the site of Camp Butler, a Confederate "camp of instruction" that operated from the spring to the fall of 1861, in what was then Barnwell District. New companies, organized as independent companies, or in state regiments, were . . . Map (db m63281) HM
66South Carolina, Aiken County, near Jackson — Savannah River Site
Fifty Years ago today, November 28, 1950, President Harry S. Truman announced that the Savannah River Plant would be built. This marker is dedicated to families who originally lived on this property and to the patriotic men and woman who have made . . . Map (db m10001) HM
67South Carolina, Aiken County, New Ellenton — 2-27 — Savannah River Plant
The Savannah River Plant (SRP) was built 1950–56 by Du Pont for the Atomic Energy Commission. SRP, a nuclear production plant, produced tritium and plutonium for national defense during the Cold War. Creating a 310-sq.-mi. site in three . . . Map (db m9941) HM
68South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — Boeckh Park
This park is constructed in honor of Charles Boeckh, civil engineer, who was commissioned in 1891 by city founder, James U. Jackson, to lay out the town plan for North Augusta.Map (db m196767) HM
69South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — Grenada • Panama • Persian Gulf Tribute
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70South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — 2-17 — Hampton Terrace Hotel
The Hampton Terrace Hotel, an exclusive winter resort, stood atop this hill from 1903 to 1916. The $536,000, 5-story hotel boasted more than 300 rooms and was the dream of James U. Jackson (1856-1925), founder of North Augusta. A private . . . Map (db m31103) HM
71South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — 2-5 — James U. Jackson Memorial Bridge / James U. Jackson (1856-1925)
James U. Jackson Memorial Bridge The first North Augusta bridge was built in 1891 by James U. Jackson. The present bridge, built in 1939, was formally dedicated as "The James U. Jackson Memorial Bridge." The building of the 1891 bridge, the . . . Map (db m31662) HM
72South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — James Urquhart Jackson
James Urquhart Jackson, founder of North Augusta, was born in the village of Harrisonville, near Augusta, Georgia, on June 24, 1856. It was his vision that shaped North Augusta's early years. In 1890 Jackson acquired 5600 acres of land . . . Map (db m10050) HM
73South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — Korean War Tribute
Korea 1950 — 1953 Dedicated to the men and woman who bravely fought in "The Forgotten War". The first war to end the spread of communist tyranny throughout the world. Map (db m31364) WM
74South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — Meriwether MonumentHero of the Hamburg Riot
(South face): Dec. 4,1852 - July 8, 1876 ——— In Memory of Thomas McKie Meriwether. Who on 8th July 1876, gave his life that the civilization builded by his fathers might be preserved for their . . . Map (db m10170) HM
75South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — Mexican War Tribute
Mexican War 1846 — 1848 Dedicated to the brave men of South Carolina who along with other Patriots willingly served that the Nation might expand its western horizons. Of these men who willingly volunteered to fight a . . . Map (db m30980) WM
76South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — 2-33 — North Augusta
North Augusta, chartered in 1906, includes the site of two early towns. Campbell Town was a trading post on the Savannah River before the American Revolution. Hamburg, founded in 1821 as a port on the river, was an early western terminus of the . . . Map (db m9672) HM
77South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — Revolutionary War1775 — 1783
Our fight for Independence that assured us Freedom of Speech, Religion, the Press, Right to Peaceful Assembly and right to Petition for Redress of Grievances. We enjoy our present freedom because of the willingness of our . . . Map (db m30819) HM
78South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — 2–11 — Samuel Hammond
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, . . . Map (db m9800) HM
79South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — Spanish American War Tribute
Spanish American War 1898 The battle with the slogan "Remember the Maine", brought the United States as a great power and the beginning of overseas recognition. Map (db m31208) WM
80South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — 2-6 — The Martintown Road
In the 1730s, an Indian path from Fort Moore to the Saluda ridge was used by traders going to the Cherokee Nation. Later, a wagon road from Ninety Six to Augusta followed the same route. Named for the Martin family who lived beside it and served . . . Map (db m203774) HM
81South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — Viet Nam War Tribute
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82South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — War Between The States Tribute
War Between The States 1861 — 1865 Let the stranger who may in future times read this inscription recognize that these were men whom power could not corrupt, whom death could not terrify, whom defeat could not dishonor, . . . Map (db m31127) WM
83South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — War of 1812 Tribute
War of 1812 1812 — 1815 They bravely fought and willingly died for principles they knew to be right. Map (db m30869) WM
84South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — World War I Tribute
World War I 1914 — 1918 Dedicated to the men and women who served in the great war which was believed to be the final war of human liberty and the "war to end all wars". Map (db m31243) WM
85South Carolina, Aiken County, North Augusta — World War II Tribute
World War II 1941 — 1945 Dedicated to the men and women who battled globally to secure a free world for all mankind. The massive production war effort caused many women to enter industry and changed the American . . . Map (db m31269) WM
86South Carolina, Aiken County, Perry — Commemorative Memorial( Perry S. C. )
Commemorative In Recognition of those of Perry serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and in memory of those who lost their lives. Erected Oct. 8, 1988Map (db m50340) WM
87South Carolina, Aiken County, Perry — 2 58 — Indian Head / The Middle Road
(obverse) Indian Head The Indian Head, a series of springs at the head of Goodland Swamp, long served as a landmark and watering place. Travelers along the Middle Road referenced it and it appears on colonial plats. In 1781 . . . Map (db m102914) HM
88South Carolina, Aiken County, Salley — Capt. Dempsey Hammond Salley1838 - 1903
(Front) A patriot and Christian devoted to his country, his family and his god. He served his country well as a member of Hart's Battery and died loving the cause for which he fought. Dempsey Hammond Salley was . . . Map (db m47645) HM
89South Carolina, Aiken County, Salley — The Salley Family
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90South Carolina, Aiken County, Wagener — The Crawfords Memorial
(Left) Herbert Boyd (H.B.) Crawford U.S. Navy Honorably Discharged April 8, 1946 During World War II with Japan his back was broken & both legs were paralyzed when his cargo ship was torpedoed (Right) Mabel . . . Map (db m56751) HM
91South Carolina, Aiken County, Wagener — 2-43 — Wagener
Wagener, established after the Blackville, Alston, & Newberry RR built its line from Blackville to Seivern in 1887-88, was originally known as Guntersville or Gunter´s Crossroads. When incorporated in 1888 it was renamed for George A. Wagener . . . Map (db m67342) HM
92South Carolina, Aiken County, Wagener — Wagener Memorial Monument
Front In Honor and Memory of Heroes of Wagener Past and Present Seals of: United States Army; United States Marine Corps; United States Navy; United States Air Force; United States Coast Guard; POW * MIA On Top Blue . . . Map (db m54850) HM
93South Carolina, Aiken County, Wagener — Wagener Museum
Prior to 1887 the area now known as the Wagener Community was called Guntersville, and its residents were primarily engaged in agriculture, for their livelihood. The coming of the railroad, "The Swamp Rabbit", in 1887 drew farmers, timberjacks, . . . Map (db m40428) HM
94South Carolina, Aiken County, Warrenville — 2-28 — Jacksonville School / Jacksonville Lodge
Jacksonville School Jacksonville School, built by the Jacksonville Lodge in 1895, taught the black children of this community until 1936. Grades 1-7, with two teachers, met in two classrooms on the first floor, without electricity or running . . . Map (db m31175) HM
95South Carolina, Aiken County, Warrenville — 2-34 — Jefferson High School / Rev. Austin Jefferson, Sr.
Jefferson High School Jefferson High School opened in 1956 as a junior high and high school for African-American students of Beech Island, Belvedere, Graniteville, Jackson, Langley-Bath-Clearwater, and North Augusta, with Herman W.W. Fennell . . . Map (db m31675) HM
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Jan. 27, 2023