“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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South Carolina, Union County Historical Society Historical Markers

Balloon Landing, 1861 Marker<br>Front image, Touch for more information
By Brian Scott, July 11, 2011
Balloon Landing, 1861 Marker
1 South Carolina, Union County, Jonesville — 44-16 — Balloon Landing, 1861
[Front]: On April 20, 1861, only days after the Civil War began at Fort Sumter, scientist and aeronaut T.S.C. Lowe (1832-1913) landed the Enterprise, a large gas balloon, on a nearby farm. Lowe was on a test flight in preparation . . . Map (db m23919) HM
2 South 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
3 South 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
4 South 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
5 South 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
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Jun. 7, 2023