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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Union, South Carolina

Clickable Map of Union 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> Union County, SC (41) Cherokee County, SC (71) Chester County, SC (42) Fairfield County, SC (34) Laurens County, SC (53) Newberry County, SC (40) Spartanburg County, SC (127) York County, SC (144)  UnionCounty(41) Union County (41)  CherokeeCounty(71) Cherokee County (71)  ChesterCounty(42) Chester County (42)  FairfieldCounty(34) Fairfield County (34)  LaurensCounty(53) Laurens County (53)  NewberryCounty(40) Newberry County (40)  SpartanburgCounty(127) Spartanburg County (127)  YorkCounty(144) York County (144)
Union is the county seat for Union County
Union is in Union County
      Union County (41)  
      Cherokee County (71)  
      Chester County (42)  
      Fairfield County (34)  
      Laurens County (53)  
      Newberry County (40)  
      Spartanburg County (127)  
      York County (144)  
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1South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-12 — Culp-Beaty Hall
[Front Side]: This Greek Revival house was built ca. 1857 for Benjamin Dudley Culp (1821-1885) and his wife Cornelia Meng Culp (1830-1888). Culp, a Union merchant, owned stores on Main Street with partners J.T. Hill and H.L. Goss from . . . Map (db m13542) HM
2South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-11 — Episcopal Church Of The Nativity
Marker Front: This parish was established in 1855 with the Rev. John DeWitt McCollough (1822-1902) as its first rector. This Gothic Revival church, consecrated in 1859 and called “probably the most exquisite gem of a Church in our . . . Map (db m30429) HM
3South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-15 — Fair Forest Plantation / Emslie Nicholson House
Fair Forest Plantation Fair Forest, named for nearby Fair Forest Creek, was the plantation of Col. Thomas Fletchall (d.1789), prominent militia officer before the Revolution and Loyalist during it. Captured in 1775 and briefly jailed, Fletchall . . . Map (db m13394) HM
4South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-6 — Fairforest Church
Led by Philip Mulkey, thirteen converts of the Great Awakening movement traveled from N.C. to S.C. in 1759, settled on the Broad River, and organized a Baptist congregation, the oldest in the upcountry. Three years later, they moved to what is . . . Map (db m13442) HM
5South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-4 — Fairforest Meeting
1.5 miles SW stood the original Fairforest Baptist Church. The members, led by the Reverend Philip Mulkey, came from North Carolina to Broad River about 1759. In 1762, the church moved to Fairforest where, as the first Baptist church in the up . . . Map (db m13393) HM
6South Carolina (Union County), Union — Furman L Fendley Highway
During two separate terms as a member of the South Carolina State Highways and Public Transportation Commission Representing the 16th Highway District, 1975 ~ 1979 and 1983 ~ 1987, and as Chairman of the Commission 1978 ~ 1979, Mr. Fendley rendered . . . Map (db m54562) HM
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7South Carolina (Union County), Union — Gist Cemetery
Ancestral Cemetery of the Gist Family Among those buried here are the secession Governor of South Carolina William H. Gist Aug. 2, 1805 - Sept. 30, 1874 Mary Rice Gist His second wife Also Col. William M. Gist C.S.A. . . . Map (db m13468) HM
8South Carolina (Union County), Union — Jefferson Davis Dined in This House
Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate States of America Dined in this House, The former home of Brigadier General William H. Wallace April 28, 1865Map (db m13510) HM
9South Carolina (Union County), Union — John Pratt
Inventor of first practical typewriter, Pat. 1866. Born Union S.C. April 13, 1831. Died Chattanooga Tenn, July 21, 1905Map (db m13531) HM
10South Carolina (Union County), Union — Lynching in America / Lynching in Union County after 1877Community Remembrance Project
Lynching in America During the Reconstruction period that followed emancipation in 1865, thousands of Black people were lynched by white people intent on maintaining racial hierarchy. Federal officials ended Reconstruction in 1877 when they . . . Map (db m196451) HM
11South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-1 — Otterson's Fort
One mile east of this point, built by the pioneers of Union County, was one of the several stockades used as refuges during the Cherokee War, 1759-1761. It was probably named for James Otterson, an early settler on Tyger River.Map (db m11110) HM
12South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-19 — Poplar Grove School
(Front) Poplar Grove School opened in 1927 as a four-classroom school for African American students in Union Co. An extra classroom was added in 1941. In the mid-1960s the original four classrooms were removed and the remaining large . . . Map (db m159621) HM
13South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-13 — Presbyterian Cemetery
[Front]: This cemetery, the oldest in Union, was established ca. 1817 and sometimes called the "village cemetery." In 1818 a Presbyterian "union" church used by other denominations as well moved here from a 1783 site about 2 mi. E. . . . Map (db m81836) HM
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14South Carolina (Union County), Union — Reconstruction Era Lynchings in Union County / Union County Jail Raid MassacreCommunity Remembrance Project
Reconstruction Era Lynchings in Union County After the Civil War, Black Americans were emancipated after more than two centuries of chattel slavery. Formerly enslaved people purchased land, built churches and schools, and eligible Black men . . . Map (db m196452) HM
15South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-2 — Rose Hill Mansion
Erected in 1828-32 by William Henry Gist (1807-1874), lawyer, planter, legislator, and Secessionist Governor of South Carolina, Rose Hill was named for its landscaped rose garden. Its fanlights, carved doors and spiral staircases are noteworthy. The . . . Map (db m13498) HM
16South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-17 — Sims High School
(Front) Sims High School, located here from 1956 to 1970, replaced a 1927 school on Union Boulevard, which in 1929 had become the first state-accredited high school for African-American students in the upstate. It was named for Rev. A.A. . . . Map (db m159618) HM
17South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-8 — Sims High School
Sims High School stood here from 1927 until the early 1970's and was the first black high school in Union County. It was named for its founder, Rev. A. A. Sims (1872-1965), who was its first principal 1927-1951. It included grades 6-11 until 1949 . . . Map (db m19868) HM
18South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-14 — Site of Union Church, 1783-1819
Side A A "union" church, one founded as a Presbyterian congregation but also used by other denominations, stood here from ca. 1783 to ca. 1819. The church was founded ca. 1765 at Brown's Creek, 2 or 3 mi. NE. It met there in two successive log . . . Map (db m13541) HM
19South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-18 — Thomas N. Dawkins House
(Front) This was the home of Thomas N. Dawkins (1807-1870) and his second wife Mary Poulton Dawkins (1820-1906). Dawkins, a lawyer, state representative, and judge, married Poulton, a native of London, in 1845. They named this house . . . Map (db m159615) HM
20South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-10 — Union Community Hospital
Marker Front: Union Community Hospital served the black community and nearby areas from 1932 to 1975. Built as a house ca. 1915, it was converted into a hospital by Dr. L. W. Long in 1932 with the support of several local churches. The . . . Map (db m19996) HM
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21South Carolina (Union County), Union — Union County Confederate Monument
[East Side]: In Memory of the Confederate Soldiers of Union County, South Carolina. [North Side]: Truth, courage, and patriotism endure forever. [South Side]: These were men who gave their live and . . . Map (db m13536) HM
22South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-5 — Union County Jail
[Front]: The S. C. Board of Public Works had at least fourteen public buildings under contract in 1822-23, when Robert Mills, Acting Commissioner of the board, rejected a partially built jail of inferior brick before proceeding with this . . . Map (db m11109) HM
23South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-20 — Union County Lynchings of 1871
In 1871, one of the worst waves of white supremacist violence in S.C. history unfolded in Union County. During two raids in Jan. and Feb. of that year, twelve Black men were forcibly taken from this jail by the Ku Klux Klan while awaiting trial. . . . Map (db m196465) HM
24South Carolina (Union County), Union — Union County Revolutionary War
In honor of the soldiers of Union County South Carolina who fought in the Revolutionary War.Map (db m55705) HM
25South Carolina (Union County), Union — Union County Veterans Memorial
In memory of those in Union County who gave their lives in defense of our country during World War I World War II Korean Conflict Vietnam War.Map (db m13533) WM
26South Carolina (Union County), Union — Union Memorial Gardens Veterans Monument
North Face Dedicated to those who served on our United States Navy West Face Dedicated to those who served on our United States Air Force South Face Dedicated to those who served on our United States Marines East . . . Map (db m55704) HM
27South Carolina (Union County), Union — Union MillBuilt 1883 by T.C. Duncan — Burned July 9, 1998 —
This monument is dedicated to the many generations of employees of Union Mill. This mill provided a livelihood for many families and contributed greatly to the growth of Union County for over 100 years. During the height of the textile revolution, . . . Map (db m13544) HM
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Sep. 30, 2022