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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Spartanburg
Spartanburg, South Carolina and Vicinity
▶ Spartanburg County (125) ▶ Cherokee County (67) ▶ Greenville County (308) ▶ Laurens County (53) ▶ Union County (35) ▶ Polk County, North Carolina (24) ▶ Rutherford County, North Carolina (32)
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|Sparky is one of two miniature G-16 trains donated in 1952 by the Kiwanis Club of Spartanburg. The restoration of this vintage train was made possible through generous donations from families, companies, and organizations in the Spartanburg . . . — — Map (db m25713) HM|
Department of Archives
156 West Main Street
Spartanburg Historic District
of Historic Places — — Map (db m55128) HM|
|15th N.Y. Infantry
The 15th N.Y. Infantry, a volunteer National Guard unit of African American soldiers, arrived here Oct. 10, 1917, to train at Camp Wadsworth. Race riots that summer in East St. Louis and Houston raised the fears of . . . — — Map (db m21237) HM|
This archway constructed and donated in memory of our fallen comrades who fought and died in the name of freedom by the following veterans
[List of names follows on both columns] — — Map (db m13476) HM|
Arthur Prycock was a prolific jazz crooner born in Spartanburg. Getting his start with Buddy Johnson's jazz orchestra in 1944, Prysock's rich baritone voice found its way onto nearly 60 albums.
A highly adaptable . . . — — Map (db m40338) HM|
|Dedicated November 21, 1999
City of Spartanburg
Mayor James E. Talley
Robert W. Allen, Elizabeth B. Fleming
W.C. Bain, Jr., Roy C. Henderson
Linda C. Dogan, Lewis A. Mills
Roy Lane . . . — — Map (db m18916) HM|
Not far from this spot on the 8th day of August 1780, was fought the Battle of Cedar Spring, one of a series of engagements in upper South Carolina that made possible the great victory at Kings Mountain and the final success of the American cause . . . — — Map (db m21118) HM|
| [Left Marker]
"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
President Ronald W. Reagan
Berlin, June 12, 1987
"Ich bin ein Berliner!"
President John F. Kennedy
Berlin, June 26, 1963 — — Map (db m14171) WM|
Camp Croft, constructed in 1940-41, was named for Greenville native Maj. Gen. Edward Croft (1875-1938). The pillars from the main gate stand nearby. Camp Croft was one of nine U.S. Army Infantry Replacement Training . . . — — Map (db m13325) HM|
This camp, named in honor of Brigadier General James Samuel Wadsworth, U.S.V. was approved June 1917 as a cantonment site. The 27th division trained here from September 1, 1917 to May 4, 1918; the 6th, from May 10, 1918 to June 23, 1918; the . . . — — Map (db m75474) HM|
Department of Archives
Cantrell Wagon Building
Spartanburg Historic District
of Historic Places — — Map (db m55131) HM|
Organized in 1837 as the first congregation of any denomination in Spartanburg, when this site was deeded to nine trustees. Services began in early 1838. Original frame meeting house with belfry was replaced in 1854 by a larger brick church. The . . . — — Map (db m9832) HM|
Church of the Advent
Except the Lord build the house, their labor is in vain that build it.
Nearby marker:This property has been
placed on the
of Historic . . . — — Map (db m13511) HM|
|Name in honor of Warren H. Abernathy
for his outstanding and distinguished
service to the State of South Carolina
as State Director for U.S. Senator
Strom Thurmond for over 44 years. — — Map (db m11360) HM|
Founded by citizens of
Spartanburg in 1889
for the liberal education of women.
Named for Dexter Edgar Converse,
pioneer textile manufacturer.
Opened in 1890 on this site,
the grounds of which have been
used for educational . . . — — Map (db m9103) HM|
Converse Heights is one of Spartanburg's earliest suburbs, with most of its houses built between 1906 and 1950. This area was originally the antebellum plantation of Govan Mills (1805-1862). In 1906 Mills' heirs sold the property . . . — — Map (db m16324) HM|
|This street is named for General Daniel Morgan (1736-1802). Revolutionary War leader whose victory at Cowpens on January 17, 1781, was one of the significant events of that war. Daniel Morgan served as a wagoner on Gen. Braddock's expedition in . . . — — Map (db m9867) HM|
| [Morgan Side Top]
the American Soldiers
on the field of Cowpens,
January 17th, 1781,
The Right of Self Government
————— . . . — — Map (db m13545) HM|
Founder of this College
Born in Swanton, Vermont
April 21, 1829
Died in Spartanburg, South Carolina
October 4, 1899
"Oh, it is great -- and there
is no other greatness -- . . . — — Map (db m9869) HM|
| Don Reno 1926 - 1984
Don Reno was an immensely influential banjo player and one of the founding figures in the bluegrass movement. Born in Spartanburg, Reno recorded more than 500 songs during his career, many with collaborator Red Smiley, . . . — — Map (db m44912) HM|
|Federal Works Agency
Public Works Administration
John M. Carmody
Federal Works Administrator
Franklin D. Roosevelt
President of the United States
The original site of the home of Dr. Jesse F. Cleveland, on which this building is . . . — — Map (db m25708) HM|
|Born Essex Co. Va, Feb 11, 1767. Emigrated to So. Ca. 1796, and settled on the waters of North Tyger River, six miles west of Spartanburg Court House. His first wife was Mary Wood, who died in 1833; his second, Mary Treadway who died in 1857. He . . . — — Map (db m40611) HM|
|One of the best loved American poets, Emily Elizabeth Dickinson wrote some of the most important poetry in the English language. Born on December 10 in Amherst, Massachusetts, she attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary for a year when she was . . . — — Map (db m40441) HM|
|According to family tradition, this house was built in 1854 by the Bivings family, local textile pioneers. In 1869, the house was purchased by John H. Evins (1830-1884), Confederate Lieutenant Colonel, state legislator, major of Spartanburg, and . . . — — Map (db m9841) HM|
The Sesquicentennial Bells were cast by the Bellfoundry of Paccard Fonderie de Cloches. Located in Annecy-le-Vieux, France. The praise of God is basic to our worship and each bell is inscribed with of praise from the Psalms.
[Bell . . . — — Map (db m16990) HM|
|Grave of William Walker William "Singin' Billy" Walker (1809-1875) was the author of Southern Harmony, a collection of religious music employing shaped musical notes to aid those who could not read standard musical notation. He later . . . — — Map (db m9835) HM|
|Located one block west, this historic district was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 because of its historical and architectural significance as an example of an intact early twentieth-century neighborhood. A number of . . . — — Map (db m9859) HM|
Hank Garland was a prolific studio musician contributing to recordings by Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline and many others.
Born in Cowpens, Garland joined the Grand Ole Opry at 15, recording his million-selling his . . . — — Map (db m40363) HM|
|Founder and developer of Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve. Harold Hatcher was a man of vision who looked at a weed-filled, eroded, litter-strewn lot and saw a garden. Working with his wife Josephine for 30 years, he used his horticultural skills . . . — — Map (db m55091) HM|
|Named in Honor of
Charles O. Hearon
Member of first State Highway
A pioneer of highway Development
In South Carolina
Member of state Highway Commission;
1917 - 1936
1943 - 1944
Chairman of State Highway Commission; . . . — — Map (db m17454) HM|
Born 1785 - Died 1851
Came to Spartanburg 1810
Merchant for 41 years
Lived on public square just above Cleveland Hotel.
This park is dedicated to his memory and is part of a grant of 578 acres granted to him 6th day . . . — — Map (db m25704) HM|
Owner and Founder of the World-Famous Beacon Drive-In, from 1946 until his retirement in 1998. Mr. White is truly an extraordinary person and one of Spartanburg's Treasures. His character is beyond reproach, his generosity boundless, and his many . . . — — Map (db m17736) HM|
|Stone step is from home place of Joshua Hawkins who has the oldest known grave in cemetery1750 - 1832 — — Map (db m16620) HM|
|In memory of Deputy
Kevin Earl Carper
Loving husband, Father, Public Servant, Hero
Killed in the line of Duty
February 27, 2007
We appreciate your 10 years of
service to Spartanburg County.
Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. . . . — — Map (db m18537) HM|
Her contralto voice sang out in the twentieth century -- her life testified to her passion for music and the power of her voice to speak directly to the soul, encountering societal resistance as an African-American seeking educational and . . . — — Map (db m40421) HM|
(Front): Mount Zion Baptist Church, founded as early as 1804 as an affiliated branch of Bethlehem Baptist Church, was formally established in 1827. The cemetery here, dating from 1832, includes the graves of many early church families and . . . — — Map (db m12409) HM|
This cemetery, established on this site about 1900 as the Spartanburg Colored Cemetery, includes many graves moved here from the first black cemetery in the city, established in 1849 1 mi. W. and closed by the expansion of the . . . — — Map (db m18013) HM|
Department of Archives
of Historic Places — — Map (db m55096) HM|
This monument is erected out of respect for the peach, delectable fruit of a friendly soil and a beneficent sun.
Upon a pedestal we place it as a symbol of God's bounty and man's enterprise.
Spartanburg County has the honor of the . . . — — Map (db m141371) HM|
Pink Anderson was a seminal Piedmont bluesman. He lived most of his life in Spartanburg, performing locally and regionally, and recording three albums in the city for Bluesville Records during the 1960s.
Anderson . . . — — Map (db m40365) HM|
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| [East Facing Side]
Erected in honor of the
Confederate Soldiers and
Sailors from Spartanburg
City and County
from her citizens and Spartan
Chapter United Daughters
of the Confederacy
. . . — — Map (db m13512) HM|
|In memory of and dedicated
to those brave citizens of
Spartanburg County who gave
their lives in the defense
of their country during
WWI WWII Korea Vietnam
[Seals from six services:
Air Force, Marines . . . — — Map (db m13477) WM|
|While minister of Duncan Memorial Methodist Church, the Rev. David E. Camak established the Textile Industrial Institute in the dwelling across the street to educate cotton mill workers. The institute opened Sept. 5, 1911, and its operation was soon . . . — — Map (db m13313) HM|
|[Seal of Spartanburg, S.C.]
Mayor Frankin W. Allen 1977-81
Mayor John G. Baeher 1973-1977
Mayor Pro Tem C. Chester Brown, Jr.
Jack M. Blasius, Ralph D. Prince
E. Lewis Miller, Hal G. Warlick, Jr.
City . . . — — Map (db m25721) HM|
|On March 24, 1927, the Commissioners of Public Works awarded a construction contract for a new office building at 168 West Main Street to T.W. Houston. The building was designed by local architect J. Frank Collins, and it served as the General . . . — — Map (db m40331) HM|
Walter Hyatt was a prolific songwriter and performer and a founding member of the influential Americana groups Uncle Walt's Band and the Contenders.
Raised in Spartanburg, Hyatt joined the Austin and Nashville . . . — — Map (db m40343) HM|
Croft State Natural Area covers 7,054 acres and was originally purchased by the State of South Carolina in 1949. It had been part of a 19,034-acre tract that served as a U.S. Army Infantry Replacement Training Center known as Camp Croft during . . . — — Map (db m42780) HM|
William ("Singing Billy") Walker, perhaps South Carolina's most famous musician of his day, was a singing school teacher, composer, and collector of folksongs.
He published four shape-note tunebooks, bringing . . . — — Map (db m41236) HM|
|Wofford College, charted in 1851, was established by a $100,000 bequest from the Rev. Benjamin Wofford of Spartanburg, who envisioned a college for 'literary, classical, and scientific education' affiliated with the Methodist Church. The college . . . — — Map (db m9837) HM|