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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Saluda, South Carolina
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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|