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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clinton, South Carolina
Clinton is in Laurens County
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This monument, erected in the early 20th century, stands as a reminder of the legendary Mary Musgrove. She is remembered as a character in the 19th century novel Horseshoe Robinson who took great personal risks spying for the Patriots.
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|This mill stone is believed to be from Musgrove's Mill located on the Enoree River in Laurens County, several miles North of Clinton.
Edward Musgrove built his grist mill at that location for the water to power the mill, the proximity to a main . . . — — Map (db m134490) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m11978) HM WM|
Battle of Musgrove Mill
August 18, 1780 — — Map (db m13387) HM|
| (side 1) This congregation can trace its roots to Zion Church, est. in 1826 in Laurens County. Its founding took place during the expansion associated with the Second Great Awakening. In 1854, this Methodist congregation moved to W Main St. . . . — — Map (db m133540) HM|
Stephen D. Lee
Chapter -- 1910
1861 -- 1865
"Lest We Forget" — — Map (db m23434) HM|
All Wars — — Map (db m23432) HM|
This building -- dedicated as a memorial to alumni killed in World War II and the Korean War -- is named Douglas House in memory of that beloved servant of God, the Reverend Davison McDowell Douglas, B.A., B.D., M.A., D.D., LL.D., who served . . . — — Map (db m11980) WM|
|Son of Eugene Blakely Sloan I
and Janie Pressly Lindsay Sloan
Born February 22, 1922, Clinton, S.C.
Died April 6, 1969, Hunting Island, S.C.
Editor, Author, Photographer,
Educated at Erskine College
and . . . — — Map (db m48655) HM|
|Eugene Blakely Sloan
Son of Eugene Blakely and Janie Pressly Lindsay Sloan. Educated at Erskine College, U.S.C. Law School. First Lieutenant, Fifth Air Force, World War II. Court Reporter, Editor, Author, Historian, Naturalist..."He . . . — — Map (db m151408) HM|
During the Revolutionary War, river fords were a vital resource in controlling communication and transportation in the South Carolina backcountry. With few bridges or roads, these fords offered a tremendous tactical advantage to whomever . . . — — Map (db m13857) HM|
|The City of Clinton is named after Henry Clinton Young (1794 - 1875) A Laurensville Attorney who planned the original streets. The City of Clinton has been chartered four times 1852, 1864, 1886 and 1890
Young also served as a Major in the South . . . — — Map (db m63429) HM|
|Erected in Honor of
Rev. William Plumer Jacobs, D.D.
Founder of the College
Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church
of Clinton for half a century
and founder of Thornwell Orphanage — — Map (db m11945) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m11990) HM|
An educational scholarship established and this street named in memory of Malcolm A. MacDonald, D.D., third president of Thornwell Home and School, September 1944 - January 1971. His love and dedication to Thornwell's children in his care is . . . — — Map (db m48658) HM|
Mrs. Lillian G. Brown
World War II — — Map (db m11976) HM|
Musgrove Mill State Historic Site is devoted to preserving a portion of the site of the Battle of Musgrove's Mill. On August 19, 1780, a small, yet battle-tested band of Patriot militia outmaneuvered and outfought a larger loyalist force . . . — — Map (db m13756) HM|
Edward Musgrove had been in the backcountry long enough to experience the brutality of frontier warfare, being involved in the Cherokee Wars and the Regulator Movement. Although he had hoped to live in peace, his home would draw the attention of . . . — — Map (db m13493) HM|
|Dedicated to the Honor and Glory of all American Veterans who served in all wars in defense of our great country — — Map (db m55954) HM|
|World Wars I & II / Korean War
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, March 3, 1863, had awarded in the name of the Congress the Medal of Honor to
Lt. Colonel George L. Mabry, Jr. . . . — — Map (db m11954) HM|
|The cemetery located about 1/2 mile SW, marks the original site of the church, founded Sept. 10, 1836. Buried here is William Blakely, Sr., survivor of Hayes Station Massacre, 1871, who with Samuel Blakely donated the land for the church and . . . — — Map (db m12030) HM|
|Even though Edward Musgrove chose to stay neutral in the Revolutionary War, his property was desirable real estate for the British. The ford across the Enoree River could provide a known crossing, the grist mill on the property could provide food . . . — — Map (db m13494) HM|
|Graduate of the College of Charleston
and Columbia Theological Seminary
Pastor of Clinton, Duncan Creek, Shady Grove,
and Thornwell Presbyterian Churches
Founded and President of the
Thornwell Home and School for Children
Founder of . . . — — Map (db m11943) HM|
In the years before the American Revolution, Edward Musgrove saw his land as the perfect location for a gristmill. The nearby Enoree River provided power for the mill, and demand was high among Backcountry residents for means to grind their crops . . . — — Map (db m13889) HM|
Named in 1979 in Honor
William C. Dobbins, Jr.
Member, South Carolina
House of Representatives
Member, South Carolina
Member, South Carolina
State Highways and . . . — — Map (db m12018) HM|
|This stone, erected on the
fiftieth anniversary of
by men and women whose
childhood was blessed by
the founder and first
president, is grateful
1875 - . . . — — Map (db m11938) HM|