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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Greenville, South Carolina
Greenville is in Greenville County
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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
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
• Favorite baseball bat: "Black Betsy"
• 1911 - highest rookie batting average - .408
• All time batting average - .356
• Played for:
Chicago White Sox (1915-1920) — — Map (db m182122) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Here was the
Boyhood Home of
Hugh Smith Thompson
1836 - 1904
1877 - 1882
1882 - 1886
Assistant Secretary of
The Treasury, United States
1886 - . . . — — Map (db m16005) HM
Dedicated to the memory
Dr. William Thomas Brockman
A distinguished Surgeon
-- Humanitarian --
Citizen and Commissioner of the City of
Greenville, South Carolina
1881 ---- 1968
Lower . . . — — Map (db m17503) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
City of Greenville
J. Kenneth Cass
City of Greenville
S.C. Highway Department
Chief Commissioner . . . — — Map (db m19239) HM
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
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
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
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
In memory of
who, on February 13, 1925
unselfishly gave this park
to the citizens of
Greenville, South Carolina
Mayor Max M. Heller
Joe E. Jordan, Wayne Wuestenberg
James H. Simkins, . . . — — Map (db m16027) HM
"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
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
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
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
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
Magdalina B. and Blaine J. DeSantis '75
In Honor of
Joseph E. DeSantis
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
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
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
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, 1858 — — Map (db m37591) HM
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
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
Interchange Named in Honor of
Dr. Harold B. Sightler
Tabernacle Baptist Church
Tabernacle Baptist Missions International
WTBI AM & FM . . . — — Map (db m24126) HM
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
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
• 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This Hall of Science is Dedicated to the Memory of
Fred W. Symmes
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
Named in honor of
who was killed near
nere March 10, 1973
while performing his duty
as a highway patrolman
in recognition of his life
of service as a conscientious
loyal and dedicated
law enforcement . . . — — Map (db m38780) HM
Members of the
Class of 2005
In memory of
September 11, 2001
our first day of class
In the early hours the news broke, the truth uncertain, the implications unfathomable
We continued on, not knowing the . . . — — Map (db m18990) HM
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. Brodie — — Map (db m53063) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
By the Greenville Chapter and Fort Sumter
Chapter of the United . . . — — Map (db m10778) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
[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
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
The Purple Heart
"For Your Tomorrow,
They Gave Their Today.
The young warrior does no speak.
Nevertheless, he is heard in the still houses: who . . . — — Map (db m16124) HM
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
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
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
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
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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