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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Walhalla, South Carolina
Location of Walhalla, South Carolina
▶ Oconee County (64) ▶ Anderson County (164) ▶ Pickens County (116) ▶ Franklin County, Georgia (19) ▶ Habersham County, Georgia (14) ▶ Hart County, Georgia (14) ▶ Rabun County, Georgia (13) ▶ Stephens County, Georgia (52) ▶ Jackson County, North Carolina (10) ▶ Macon County, North Carolina (22) ▶ Transylvania County, North Carolina (36)
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This building, constructed in 1905, was the law office of "Colonel" Robert Thompson Jaynes from 1905 until he retired in 1950.
"Colonel Bob" began his practice of law in 1885. His most notable case was Hopkins vs. Clemson College, a case . . . — — Map (db m64789) HM|
|To Honor All Combat
We were boys and we were young
We became men on that hill we overrun
Some of us lived, many of us died
For a moment with us abide
And join in prayer with me
To honor those of the combat infantry. . . . — — Map (db m64807) HM|
|The Sacrifices of few ensured the freedom of many.
A grateful community remembers those who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during times of war and peace, whose courage and personal sacrifices defended and preserved our freedom.
. . . — — Map (db m14031) HM|
Founder of Walhalla. Born in Sievern, Kingdom of Hannover. Germany July 21, 1816. He emigrated to Charleston, SC where her became a leader in the German emigrant community. Elected Mayor of Charleston. Organized the German . . . — — Map (db m20966) HM|
| The Legend
Local stories about thus site involve variations from the poem, "Cateechee of Keowee,' a story of love and adversity penned by J.W. Daniels, A.M., in 1898. The following is a summary of Rev. Daniels' poem, which thrust Issaqueena . . . — — Map (db m14193) HM|
to the Memory of
Gen. Jno. A. Wagener
Founder of Walhalla
and to His Co-laborers
of the German
August 23-24, 1900. — — Map (db m17491) HM|
Newberry College, founded in 1856, moved here from Newberry in 1868 and remained in Walhalla until 1877, returning to Newberry for the opening of the 1877-78 academic year. The Lutheran college struggled during the Civil War and . . . — — Map (db m13991) HM|
This monument is dedicated to the memory of the Confederate Soldiers by the women of Oconee County. These gallant soldiers gave their lives for the principle of states rights, for the protection of their homes, and in . . . — — Map (db m14163) HM|
| In appreciation of
the Oconee County Veterans Committee
for establishing this park in honor
Oconee County soldiers who served
so that we could be free. — — Map (db m14456) HM|
Located along the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the history of Oconee County dates back to when the area was predominately inhabited by the Cherokee.
Following the American Revolution, and after settlement increased in South Carolina's . . . — — Map (db m64805) HM|
Oconee State Park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s during the Great Depression and continues to serve as a destination itself and as a gateway to the nearby Chattooga and Chauga rivers and to the blue Ridge and Smoky . . . — — Map (db m14324) HM|
The South Carolina Frontier Experience
Oconee station & the William Richards House
This site was a frontier outpost and a meeting place between European American and Cherokees of this region during the late . . . — — Map (db m14372) HM|
|Oconee, also spelled "Aconnee," was one of the Cherokee "Lower Towns" in what is now S.C. at the base of Oconee Mountain and on the main trading path between the British and Cherokees, it was abandoned in 1752. Oconee Station was built in 1792 as an . . . — — Map (db m132065) HM|
Built in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the “Old Rock Building” was constructed from rock found at nearby historic Stumphouse Tunnel. The building is owned by Oconee County. Before becoming the home to the Oconee Veteran's . . . — — Map (db m46853) HM|
|On November 20, 1853, St. John's was organized by members of the German Colonization Society of Charleston, S.C. who founded the town of Walhalla in 1850. Services were originally held in a house on West Union which was purchased from Col. Joseph . . . — — Map (db m14160) HM|
The history of Stumphouse Tunnel is as rich as the surrounding land and carries with it stories of dreams, failures, hardships, and opportunities. The dream was to develop a railroad line from Charleston, South Carolina to Cincinnati, Ohio. The . . . — — Map (db m15041) HM|
The unfinished railroad tunnel cut into the SE face of Stumphouse Mtn. is the largest of three begun before the Civil War by the Blue Ridge Rail Road, for a line from Anderson, S.C., to Knoxville, Tenn. Work began in late 1853. . . . — — Map (db m74218) HM|
Walhalla, in what was Pickens District until Oconee County was created in 1868, was founded by the German Colonization Society of Charleston in 1850 and boasted as many as 500 German settlers by 1855. The first school offering . . . — — Map (db m20964) HM|
|The price of a silver rose is not free
"They gave their tomorrow for your toadys."
In memory of the men and women
who served in the Vietman War
and later died as a result
of Agent Orange dioxins
we honor and remember
their . . . — — Map (db m14029) WM|
|"Garden of the Gods"
Blue Ridge — — Map (db m13987) HM|
|Dedicated to the brave and gallant Confederate soldiers and their families of Western Pickens District (Oconee County) who despite great hardships gave their blood and earthly possessions in defense of states rights and their beloved south land.
. . . — — Map (db m14162) HM|