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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Greenville, South Carolina

Clickable Map of Greenville 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> Greenville County, SC (329) Abbeville County, SC (74) Anderson County, SC (173) Laurens County, SC (53) Pickens County, SC (148) Spartanburg County, SC (125) Henderson County, NC (75) Polk County, NC (24) Transylvania County, NC (41)  GreenvilleCounty(329) Greenville County (329)  AbbevilleCounty(74) Abbeville County (74)  AndersonCounty(173) Anderson County (173)  LaurensCounty(53) Laurens County (53)  PickensCounty(148) Pickens County (148)  SpartanburgCounty(125) Spartanburg County (125)  HendersonCountyNorth Carolina(75) Henderson County (75)  PolkCounty(24) Polk County (24)  TransylvaniaCounty(41) Transylvania County (41)
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      Henderson County, North Carolina (75)  
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1South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — "Mom, Can I Have a Nickel?"
Soft drinks, candy and snacks were once sold here. The building's original 1935 plans (see exhibit inside) included a concession area at the main desk. However, after the annex (where restrooms are now) was added in 1945, the park manager's . . . Map (db m20203) HM
2South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — "Old College"
Built in 1851 with two class rooms for use while the main building was being completed. Dr. James C. Furman used the south end, Dr. Charles H. Judson, the north end. Entrusted by action of the Trustees on June 10, 1910 to the Quaterion Club . . . Map (db m21170) HM
3South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — "Shoeless Joe" Jackson
• Favorite baseball bat: "Black Betsy" • 1911 - highest rookie batting average - .408 • All time batting average - .356 • Played for: Philadelphia (1908-1909) Cleveland (1910-1915) Chicago White Sox (1915-1920)Map (db m182122) HM
4South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 23-43 — "Shoeless Joe" Jackson House
[Front]: This house, built in 1940, was originally 3 mi. SW at 119 E. Wilburn Ave. It was the last home of Joseph Jefferson Wofford "Shoeless Joe" Jackson (1888-1951), one of the greatest natural hitters in the history of baseball. . . . Map (db m44047) HM
5South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — "Shoeless" Joe JacksonCarolina Legends
Shoeless Joe Jackson began his playing career with the Greenville Spinners. After moving up to the majors, he became one of the greatest hitters of all-time. After playing 13 seasons in the majors, he compiled a .356 average, the third highest in . . . Map (db m19155) HM
6South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 23-9 — "The Poplars" / Elias Earle
"The Poplars" This was approximately the center of the many acred estate and "seat of hospitality" of Elias Earle, pioneer Greenville settler who began acquiring property here as early as 1787. His home, "The Poplars," stood at the N.E. corner . . . Map (db m9084) HM
7South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — "The Shack"
The Shack, built in 1937, served as a snack bar and rustic gathering place on the campus of the university's coordinated women's college until it was moved to Furman's new campus in 1961. Now a student residence, it is the only remaining structure . . . Map (db m20751) HM
8South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 6 inch Field Howitzer Model of 1908
This type of gun was used by the United States for training purposes in World War I (1917-1918). Our French allies had requested that all pre-1917 American guns by relegated to training purposes only. Our allies supplied all of our artillery . . . Map (db m14547) HM
9South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 75 mm Field Gun / 3 inch M1903
This gun is based on the British 15lb. Erhardt gun and was manufactured prior to World War I (1914-1918). Since the gun trail is one piece it could not be elevated easily. It could fire between 20 and 30 rounds of 75mm shells per minute. The 75mm . . . Map (db m14548) HM
10South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 90 mm M-2 Anti-Aircraft Gun
This type of gun was adopted in 1942 and was used mainly against enemy planes. It was used in both the European and Pacific Theaters of Operation during World War II (1941-1945). The 90 mm M-2 AA gun could fire at airplanes up to an altitude of . . . Map (db m14544) HM
11South 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
12South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — African ElephantLoxodonta africana
In Greenville! Joy eats 2 bales of hay, 25 pounds of grain, 20 pounds of fruits and vegetables, with vitamin supplements added, and browse. Total food consumption is up to 200 pounds each day. Joy, a female, weighs over 8,000 pounds and is . . . Map (db m19443) HM
13South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Al Rosen
Al Rosen is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina and launched his career in 1950 by hitting a record 37 home runs in his rookie season. In 1953, he was unanimously voted the American League MVP after slugging 43 home runs and collecting 145 . . . Map (db m44084) HM
14South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Alester G. Furman, Jr. Administration BuildingErected 1957
Named in Honor of Alester Garden Furman, Jr. Humanitarian, Master Planner, Friend of Youth, Champion of Education, Guiding Light in Building the New South. This administration building is named to honor Mr. Furman in grateful . . . Map (db m123600) HM
15South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Alester Garden Furman, Jr.1895-1980
Fourth generation descendant of Richard Furman, who was the spiritual founder of Furman University. He served many terms on the Board of Trustees of the University. As chairman he was instrumental in moving Furman University to the present . . . Map (db m18903) HM
16South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Allen Temple AME Church Bell
This bell was transferred from the old to the rebuilt church in 1929.
Present Mounting: Sept. 1983 Donors: W.W. Henderson, Sr., Wilton Wells, Sr., Wilfred Walker, Sr. Pastor: W.J. Jefferson, Jr. Elder: C. Jackson Bishop: . . . Map (db m15959) HM
17South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Alliance Cotton WarehouseWest End Commercial Historic District
The National Register of Historic Places: Alliance Cotton Warehouse West End Commercial Historic DistrictMap (db m28239) HM
18South 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
19South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Barracks in the Woods
Look around and you'll notice lumps in the terrain. These overgrown foundations are all that's left of wooden barracks that once housed the men who built this park. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began work here in 1935, transporting . . . Map (db m20301) HM
20South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Beatrice Dennis Plyler Fountain
This fountain is dedicated to Beatrice Dennis Plyler First Lady of Furman University 1939 to 1964Map (db m18897) HM
21South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Beattie E. Huff Highway
That part of U.S. 25 between Saluda Dam Road and U.S. 276 Named in 1986 by action of the General Assembly and highway commission in recognition of his 24 years of dedicated service to Greenville County and South Carolina as . . . Map (db m17792) HM
22South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Bell TowerFurman University
This replica of the Bell Tower of the main building on the original Greenville Campus has been erected to bring back memories of the beginnings of Furman University in Greenville and in honor of Alester Garden Furman October 22, 1867 . . . Map (db m169150) HM
23South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Boyhood Home of Hugh Smith Thompson1836 - 1904
Here was the Boyhood Home of Hugh Smith Thompson 1836 - 1904 State Superintendent of Education South Carolina 1877 - 1882 Governor of South Carolina 1882 - 1886 Assistant Secretary of The Treasury, United States 1886 - . . . Map (db m16005) HM
24South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Brockman Park
Upper Plaque: Dedicated to the memory of Dr. William Thomas Brockman A distinguished Surgeon -- Humanitarian -- Churchman Citizen and Commissioner of the City of Greenville, South Carolina 1881 ---- 1968 Lower . . . Map (db m17503) HM
25South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 23-38 — Brutontown
[Front]: Brutontown, an historic African-American community, grew up around the intersection of Paris Mountain Rd. and Rutherford Rd. Benjamin Bruton, a mulatto freedman, bought 1.75 acres here in 1874. He built a house and blacksmith . . . Map (db m22120) HM
26South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Buck Mickel
In Remembrance Buck Mickel An extraordinary Leader Whose Vision, Generosity and Perseverance Inspired the Transformation of Greenville into a Vibrant and Beautiful CommunityMap (db m16428) HM
27South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Bull's Eye!
An archery range was one of the planned recreational features when the Civilian Conservation Corps designed the park in 1936. Eventually laid out between here and the Sulphur Springs parking lot, the course began with a posted diagram and . . . Map (db m20243) HM
28South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Camperdown MillReedy River Historic Park
Greenville's first post-bellum textile mill was founded by Massachusetts mill owners George Hall, George Putnam, and O.H. Sampson, who came south to start a textile business after a disasterous fire in Boston. In cooperation with Vardry McBee's . . . Map (db m87413) HM
29South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Capers Bouton Memoral Fountain
Dedicated to the memory of Capers Bouton (October 2, 1950 - October 22, 1988), accomplished attorney and athlete, dedicated to his community and family, who died while pursuing his favorite recreation - running.Map (db m16059) HM
30South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Carolina Supply Company
The National Register of Historic Places: Carolina Supply CompanyMap (db m30255) HM
31South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Chamber of Commerce Building
The National Register of Historic Places: Chamber of Commerce BuildingMap (db m28360) HM
32South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Charles H. Townes Center for Science
This four-building science center is named for Greenville native and Furman Trustee Charles Hard Townes, Furman Class of 1935, son of Furman alumni Henry K, '97 and Ellen Hard '02 Townes. Lifelong innovator and teacher, he was presented the . . . Map (db m18576) HM
33South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Cherokee in the Upcountry / Beginnings of Greenville Water
Cherokee in the Upcountry The watersheds surrounding Greenville County were long ago home to Pisgah societies (AD 1000-AD 1450) and their descendants, the Cherokee. Archeological evidence of the Pisgah societies has been found in abundance near . . . Map (db m135283) HM
34South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Cherrydale
James Clement Furman, the University's first president, purchased Cherrydale from George W. Green in 1857. Probably built in the 1840s, the farmhouse was Furman's summer home until 1881 and his residence until his death in 1891. In 1939 Eugene E. . . . Map (db m18279) HM
35South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Chicora CollegeReedy River Falls — Historic Park —
The Presbyterian Synod of South Carolina established Chicora College for Young Ladies in 1893 as "McBee's Terrace," opposite the Greenville Coach Factory on the south bank of the Reedy. Its sixteen acre campus, with grounds landscaped down to the . . . Map (db m41444) HM
36South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Chino Smith
Chino Smith, a Greenwood, South Carolina native, was known as one of the best hitters in the Negro Leagues. He was the first Negro League player to hit a home run in Yankee Stadium, and during his tragically short career, he maintained a batting . . . Map (db m44089) HM
37South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 23-10 — Christ Church (Episcopal)
Started in 1820 as St. James' Mission, the first church built here in 1825 on land given by Vardry McBee, was consecrated in 1828 by Bishop Nathaniel Bowen as Christ Church. The present church was built 1852-54 with Rev. John D. McCollough as . . . Map (db m8506) HM
38South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Church Street
C.F. McCollough Mayor City of Greenville 1937-1947 J. Kenneth Cass Mayor City of Greenville 1947-1961 C.R. McMillian Chief Commissioner S.C. Highway Department 1947-1961 S.N. Pearman Chief Commissioner . . . Map (db m19239) HM
39South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Cigar FactoryOn Court Street Behind the Historic Chamber of Commerce Building
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40South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — City of Greenville 9-11 Plaque
Somerset, Pa., New York, N.Y., Washington D.C. 09.11.2001 A Day Not To Be ForgottenMap (db m17294) HM
41South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Clark Murphy Housing ComplexFurman University
The oldest buildings in this residential hall complex were completed in 1961. For decades, this complex housed women students exclusively; the seal of Greenville Woman’s College (GWC), which merged with the all-male Furman University beginning in . . . Map (db m169152) HM
42South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 23-74 — Claussen’s Bakery
(front) This two-story trapezoidal plan industrial building is one of two surviving Claussen’s bakeries in S.C. Built in 1930, the bakery initially employed forty workers and produced 45,000 loaves of bread a day. In February 1967 . . . Map (db m168519) HM
43South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Clay Buchholz
Clay Buchholz was a member of the Greenville Drive's inaugural season in 2006. In 2007, he made his Major League debut with the Boston Red Sox, the first Drive player to make it all the way to the big leagues. On September 1st, 2007, he became . . . Map (db m44052) HM
44South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Clayton "Peg Leg" BatesCarolina Legends
The great tap dancer Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates began his career in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. After a cotton gin accident took his leg, many felt his life was over. Through perseverance and determination, Peg Leg Bates is known as one of the . . . Map (db m19219) HM
45South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Cleveland Park
In memory of W.C. Cleveland who, on February 13, 1925 unselfishly gave this park to the citizens of Greenville, South Carolina ---------- Mayor Max M. Heller Councilmen Joe E. Jordan, Wayne Wuestenberg James H. Simkins, . . . Map (db m16027) HM
46South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Come On In, the Water's Fine!
"All summer, everyone came up here and lay in the sun and carried on," recalls Mary Ann Epps McCullough, who, along with other lifeguards in the 1940s, "would swim to the dam and back every day." July 4 brought Aquatic Day festivities with . . . Map (db m20201) HM
47South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Confederate Armory1861-1864
Erected on land donated to the state by Vardry McBee for the manufacture of arms for the South Carolina troops in the Confederate service. George W. Morse, superintendent of the works, invented and manufactured a breech-loading carbine pronounced by . . . Map (db m73773) HM
48South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Cradle of Greenville
Near this sign, before the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, Richard Pearis, best known of all Pre-Revolutionary settlers in the surrounding Cherokee Indian nation, established his home with a grist mill and trading post. Around this . . . Map (db m8208) HM
49South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Crenshaw's BatteryCharles L. Crenshaw, Jr 1921-2002
This authentic 12-pound brass Napoleon, a favorite of the Confederate artillery, was constructed by Charles Crenshaw Jr. Gharlie co-founded the "Southern Guns of Thunder" and for years built and fired cannons to lend a thunderous salute at memorial . . . Map (db m56844) HM
50South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Deputy Marcus L. WhitfieldJan 6, 1979 - Aug 13, 1999
An officer's sworn to protect and serve, Answering each call with unwavering nerve, Never knowing when life will throw out a curve. A policeman's life was what I chose, To follow a noble, honorable code, And it cost me my life on this . . . Map (db m15971) HM
51South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — DeSantis Pavilion
Presented by Magdalina B. and Blaine J. DeSantis '75 In Honor of Joseph E. DeSantis 1922-2001 A True Gentleman in the Classic Sense of the Word Born in Ascoli Piceno, Italy Emigrated to United States in 1929 Rose from Humble . . . Map (db m18275) HM
52South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 23-26 — Donaldson Air Force Base / Captain John O. Donaldson
Donaldson Air Force Base Greenville Army Air Base opened on this site in 1942 and trained B-25 bomber crews during World War II. Emphasizing air transport after 1945 and renamed Donaldson Air Force Base in 1951. It was the home to C-124 . . . Map (db m9332) HM
53South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 23-26 — Donaldson Air Force Base / Captain John O. Donaldson
Donaldson Air Force Base Greenville Army Air Base opened on this site in 1942 and trained B-25 bomber crews during World War II. Emphasizing air transport after 1945 and renamed Donaldson Air Force Base in 1951. It was the home to C-124 . . . Map (db m12118) HM
54South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Downtown Baptist Church
Chartered September 23, 1974 Placed on the National Register of Historic Places August 1977 Sanctuary designed by Samuel Sloan of Philadelphia Erected in 1857 and Dedicated February 21, 1858Map (db m37591) HM
55South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Downtown Greenville
Greenville was originally founded in 1831 along the banks of the Reedy River. Falls Park, River Place and The Peace Center have replaced the long gone textile mills that once dotted the River. Today, the Reedy River continues to be a primary . . . Map (db m180722) HM
56South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Dr. Charles Hard Townes
Born in Greenville, S.C. 1915. Graduate of Furman University 1935. Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics 1964. Templeton Price Winner 2005. Designated one of the world's most influential 1,000 men of the past 1,000 years. . . . Map (db m8112) HM
57South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Dr. Harold B. SightlerPsalm 78:19: Can God Furnish a Table in the Wilderness? — God Can! —
Interchange Named in Honor of Dr. Harold B. Sightler 1914-1995 Founder of: Tabernacle Baptist Church 1952-1995 Christian Schools Children's Home Baptist College Tabernacle Baptist Missions International WTBI AM & FM . . . Map (db m24126) HM
58South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Dr. John Todd Anderson
Furman Student Medical Missionary to China Born 1887 Died 1918Map (db m21172) HM
59South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 23-52 — Dunean Mill
Dunean Mill, chartered in 1911 and opened in 1912, was one of several textile mills owned by Capt. Ellison Adger Smyth (1847-1942), a national leader in the industry for more than 60 years. Dunean was named for the Irish village where Smyth's . . . Map (db m55675) HM
60South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Eighty Unnamed Soldiers
In Grateful Memory of Eighty Unnamed Soldiers of The Southern Confederacy Whose Remains Lie Buried In This BlockMap (db m13480) HM
61South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Elizabeth Lyles Blackwell Fountain
This fountain is dedicated to Elizabeth Lyles Blackwell First Lady of Furman University 1965 to 1976Map (db m18935) HM
62South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Eugene E. Stone III Soccer Stadium
Named in honor of Eugene E. Stone III, distinguished chairman of Stone Manufacturing Company, prominent leader in the Greenville community and generous friend of Furman University and its soccer program.Map (db m18408) HM
63South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Eugenia Duke BridgeHonoring a Greenville Legend — Founder of Duke’s Mayonnaise & Duke Sandwich Co. —
1881-1917 • Eugenia Thomas Slade Duke is born on October 20, 1881 in Columbus, Georgia. She marries Harry Cuthbert Duke on April 30, 1900. Together with their only child, Martha, the family moves to Greenville in 1917. • The United States . . . Map (db m135195) HM
64South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Falls Cottage
Falls Cottage was originally used as a home by the Camperdown Mills Supervisor. It has been many things including a home, gas station, and restaurant. The West End became a settlement in the 1830s.Map (db m29900) HM
65South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Falls Place — Reedy River Historic Park —
Greenville was a major textile center by the beginning of the twentieth century, and local cotton growers and brokers needed storage places for the harvested cotton. West End banker H.L. Gassaway and Dr. Davis Furman purchased land immediately . . . Map (db m8209) HM
66South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Falls Reclaimed and the Liberty Bridge 2004
By the 1990s, the river had been rehabilitated, and a citizen movement to remove the highway bridge and reclaim the falls began in earnest. After much discussion, controversy, and debate, Mayor Knox White and City Council took a courageous step, . . . Map (db m135198) HM
67South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 23-24 — Fountain Fox Beattie House / Greenville Women's Club
Fountain Fox Beattie House This house, built in 1834, first stood a few blocks south on East North St. It was built by Fountain Fox Beattie (1807-1863), a textile merchant, for his new bride Emily Edgeworth Hamlin. Their son Hamlin Beattie . . . Map (db m11036) HM
68South 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
69South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Frank HowardCarolina Legends
This legendary Clemson coach was on the sidelines for 30 years as a head coach. He won over 150 games, six ACC Championships and was also Athletic Director during his time as head coach. After his retirement, Clemson named the playing surface at . . . Map (db m19220) HM
70South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Frank SelvyCarolina Legends
This All-American Furman graduate averaged 32.5 points a game during his college basketball career. He achieved lasting fame when he scored a NCAA Division One record 100 points in a 149-95 win over Newberry on February 13, 1954.Map (db m19168) HM
71South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Fred W. Symmes Hall of Science
This Hall of Science is Dedicated to the Memory of Fred W. Symmes 1879-1957 Textile Manufacturer, Public Servant, Seeker after Knowledge, who throughout a long life labored unceasingly for the cause of Education Constructed through the . . . Map (db m10981) HM
72South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Fulton H. Anthony Memorial Bridge
Named in honor of Patrolman Anthony who was killed near nere March 10, 1973 while performing his duty as a highway patrolman and in recognition of his life of service as a conscientious loyal and dedicated law enforcement . . . Map (db m38780) HM
73South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Furman Class of '05 September 11 Memorial
Provided by Members of the Class of 2005 In memory of September 11, 2001 our first day of class [Left]: In the early hours the news broke, the truth uncertain, the implications unfathomable We continued on, not knowing the . . . Map (db m18990) HM
74South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Furman Men Who Gave Their Lives in the World War
Lt. John H. David Jr. The First South Carolina Officer Killed in Action. Lt. Charles S. Gardner Sgt. Charles E. Timmons Jr. Corp. Talmadge W. Gerrald Pvt. Thomas J. Lyon Jr. Pvt. Otis B. BrodieMap (db m53063) HM
75South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Furman University
This plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of Furman University's relocation from this site to the current campus north of Greenville on Poinsett Highway. From 1851 to 1958, Furman University was located atop this bluff above the Reedy River . . . Map (db m14540) HM
76South 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
77South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Furman UniversityReedy River Falls Historic Park
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 m32950) HM
78South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Furman University
Founded in 1826 in Edgefield, SC, as an academy and theological institution, Furman University was named for Revolutionary War patriot and Baptist minister Richard Furman. It was chartered as a university in 1850, and its first president was his . . . Map (db m169356) HM
79South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 23-14 — Furman University
Established in 1825 by the S.C. Baptist Convention, the Furman Academy and Theological Institution opened in Edgefield, 1826, moved to Sumter District, 1829-34, and to Fairfield 1837-1850. Chartered in 1830 as Furman University, it opened in . . . Map (db m11383) HM
80South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Furman University 50th Anniversary Plaza
This Anniversary Plaza commemorates Furman University’s relocation from downtown Greenville to the Poinsett Highway campus. This plaza features elements of the old campuses of Furman University and Greenville Woman’s . . . Map (db m169487) HM
81South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Furman University World War II Memorial
In Memory of Those Who Paid the Supreme Sacrifice in World War IIMap (db m18297) HM
82South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Gassaway Mansion"Isaqueena"
Built in 1919 by Walter & Minnie Quinn Gassaway National Historic RegisterMap (db m15841) HM
83South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Geer Hall
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84South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — General Nathanael Greene
Hero of the American Revolutionary War Recognized Namesake of Greenville, South Carolina Born: August 7, 1742, Potowomut, RI Died: June 19, 1786, Mulberry Grove, GA The son of Rhode Island Quakers, General Nathanael Greene rose . . . Map (db m168949) HM
85South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — General Robert E. Lee
A tribute to the memory of General Robert E Lee "His monument is the Adoration of the South, his shrine is in every Southern Heart." Thomas Nelson Page. Erected 1935 By the Greenville Chapter and Fort Sumter Chapter of the United . . . Map (db m10778) HM
86South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 23-5 — General StoreAlexander McBeth & Co.
One of the first stores in this section of the state stood near this spot. Its day book shows that it was in operation in 1794, three years before the founding of the town of Greenville.Map (db m9131) HM
87South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Getting Water from Here to There
To secure a safe and reliable water source, Greenville needed a reservoir. City leaders hired American Pipe Company, which, under the name Paris Mountain Water Company, bought Mountain Creek's forested watershed and built this dam around 1890. . . . Map (db m20311) HM
88South 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
89South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Graceland East Memorial Park Veterans Monument
A Nation that honors its veterans is a nation dedicated to the preservation of freedom won by the sacrifice of life itself. These emblems are appropriately dedicated to the valiant dead of the armed forces who ventured far, fought bravely, . . . Map (db m30823) WM
90South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Greenville ArboretumReedy River Falls Historic Park
The Greenville Garden Club won the $500 second place price in Better Homes and Gardens' "Most Beautiful America" contest in 1932 for their landscaping of Rock Quarry Park. Members used the money to develop South Carolina's first arboretum . . . Map (db m17562) HM
91South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Greenville County Confederate Monument
[South Side]: All lost, but by the graves Where martyred heroes rest He wins the most who honor saves Success is not the test The world shall yet decide In truth's clear far off light That the soldiers Who wore the gray and . . . Map (db m41803) HM
92South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 23-42 — Greenville County Courthouse / The Willie Earle Lynching Trial
[Front] This Beaux Arts building, built in 1916-18, was the fourth Greenville County Courthouse, from 1918 to 1950. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. The largest lynching trial in U.S. history was held here . . . Map (db m40504) HM
93South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Greenville County Veterans Memorial / Greenville County Medal of Honor
[Veterans Memorial]: Veterans Memorial WWI 1917-1918 WWII 1941-1946 Korea 1950-1955 Military Branch Seals: United States Army, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, United States Air Force, United States Coast Guard, . . . Map (db m19842) WM
94South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Greenville County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Southeast Wall Panel 1: The Purple Heart Awarded to Combat-Veterans "For Your Tomorrow, They Gave Their Today. Panel 2: The young warrior does no speak. Nevertheless, he is heard in the still houses: who . . . Map (db m16124) HM
95South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company
The National Register of Historic Places: Greenville Gas and Electric Light CompanyMap (db m30288) HM
96South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Greenville Memorial Auditorium
This building was erected by the citizens of the Greenville community as a tribute to that glorious heritage which inspired the development and formation of the American government and the freedoms to which it aspires and is dedicated to the men . . . Map (db m19197) HM
97South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Greenville Woman’s College BellFurman University
This bell was located in the porch ceiling of the Mary C. Judson Library on the campus of the Greenville Woman’s College. It was retrieved by Marguerite Chiles during the move to the new campus. Ms. Chiles preserved it through the years. Generous . . . Map (db m169148) HM
98South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — 23-15 — Greenville Woman's College
Established in 1854 by the S.C. Baptist Convention, this institution opened as Greenville Baptist Female College in February 1856, on this site originally donated by Vardry McBee to the Greenville Academies. Its name was changed to Greenville . . . Map (db m9082) HM
99South 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
100South 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

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