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Abbeville, South Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
"Big Bob" and Marker
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — "Big Bob"
This Alarm Bell Was Acquired During The Term Of Robert McGowan Hill Mayor, 1892 - 1898 And Named For Him. — Map (db m11852) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Abbeville County Confederate Monument
South: Ship's Anchor 1861-1865 "The world shall yet decide, In truth's clear, far-off light, That the soldiers who wore the gray, and died With Lee were in the right!" ---------- "Brave men may die - right has no . . . — Map (db m11279) WM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Abbeville County Courthouse (1908)
Abbeville's 6th courthouse - designed in beaux arts classical style by Edwards & Walter of Atlanta - dedicated in 1908 with City Hall/Opera House. (Two buildings indirectly financed by profits from Abbeville Dispensary, only one still operating . . . — Map (db m14870) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Abbeville County Veterans Memorial
In Grateful Memory Of our loves ones from Abbeville County who stand in the unbroken lines of patriots who have dared to die that freedom might live and grow and increase its blessings. World War I Sam Adams, Cleveland . . . — Map (db m11859) WM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Abbeville Opera House (1908)
Abbeville was a railway stopover for "road companies" traveling eastern seaboard from New York to Atlanta so town included an Opera House in its new municipal building designed by Edwards & Walter of Atlanta. • Dedicated October 1st, 1908 . . . — Map (db m10354) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Abbeville SquareA Stately County Square
The heart of Abbeville's Historic District is the magnificent tree-shaded Court Square. Located here is the replica of the original Confederate Monument erected in August, 1906 by the Daughters of the Confederacy, an old iron bell once used as . . . — Map (db m12097) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-4 — Abbeville's Confederate Colonels
Augustus J. Lythgoe, 19 S.C. Inf. Killed Murfreesboro, 1862 J. Foster Marshall, Orr's Rifles Killed Second Manassas, 1862 George M. Miller, Orr's Rifles Wounded Spotsylvania, 1864 . . . — Map (db m10625) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Belmont Inn (1903)
Opened August 1903 as $30,000 hotel "The Eureka" under management W.T. McFall. Built to cater to "drummers" of the textile trade with 30 rooms and 1 public bath. Banquet rooms used to show their wares while Curtain Call Lounge was a barber shop. . . . — Map (db m7169) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-5 — Birthplace of Calhoun
On this land settled by his father Patrick Calhoun in the 1750s, defended against the Indians in the Cherokee War and the enemies of liberty in the American Revolution, John Caldwell Calhoun, American statesman and champion of the old South, was . . . — Map (db m10626) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — BowieChristian Pioneers
Front (East) Inscription Abraham Boey came from Sterlingshire, Scotland to Charles County, Md. about 1700. His son John had six sons, one being Rhodi who married Ann Price. Rhodi's six children moved to Abbeville County, S.C. ca. . . . — Map (db m43827) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-3 — Bowie Family Memorial
Erected by the descendants of Abraham Bowie, born in Scotland and settled in Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland, about 1700 A.D. The family of his grandson Rhody Bowie, moved to Abbeville County, South Carolina about 1800. Eli . . . — Map (db m9338) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-7 — Burt-Stark House / Jefferson Davis’s Flight
Burt-Stark House When Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, left Richmond after its fall in April 1865, he traveled south, trying to reach and rally the remnants of his army. On May 2, he spent the night at the home of Col. Armistead . . . — Map (db m10564) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Clarence E. Pressley
In Memory of Clarence E. Pressley A Son of Abbeville, South Carolina Businessman - Humanitarian - Leader Friend - Mentor - Family Protector. — Map (db m25197) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-18 — Colonial Block House/Fort Pickens
Colonial Block House A "block house," a log building on a stone foundation, stood SE on Parker Creek from ca. 1767 into the 1850's. It was built by Andrew Pickens (1759-1817), later a militia general in the American Revolution, a state . . . — Map (db m77340) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Conservation Cabin
Built by James Fell in 1815 in the Cedar Springs area of old Abbeville District — Map (db m11863) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Constitution Tree
This Living Legacy was Planted to Commemorate the Bicentennial of the Signing of the United States Constitution 1787-1987 — Map (db m43733) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — First Burial in Long Cane Cemetery
In memory of the first person, a young girl whose name is unknown. Buried here about 1760. The story goes that she was visiting the Lesly family and died as a result of injuries sustained while they were making lye soap. John Lesly and his . . . — Map (db m18756) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — First Secession Meeting Boulder
This stone marks the spot where the first secession speeches were made. — Map (db m25192) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — First Secession Meeting Columns
Northwest "Lord God of Hosts, Be With Us Yet, Lest We Forget, Lest We Forget On the hillside in the rear of this memorial on November 22, 1860, the first organized secession meeting was held. On that day the ancient . . . — Map (db m11691) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Forest Lawn Memory Gardens Veterans Monument
West Facade Seal of the U.S. Army World War II Dedicated to the Glory of God and to the Men of All Wars South Facade Seal of the U.S. Navy World War I In Loving Memory of Our Sons Who Gave . . . — Map (db m41335) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Fort Pickens
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South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Harbison College President's Home
The National Register of Historic Places: Harbison College President's Home — Map (db m37607) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Henry McNeal Turner
Historical Bicentennial marker in memory of Henry McNeal Turner 1834-1915 Birthplace: Newberry, South Carolina - Boyhood home: Abbeville, South Carolina Missionary Pioneer to South Africa, Liberation Theologian, Social and Political . . . — Map (db m20249) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Humane Society Alliance Fountain (1912)
One of 125 watering troughs/fountains presented to communities around the U.S. in early 1900's by National Humane Alliance with endowment from Herman Lee Ensign, founder. Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865-1932), actress/activist (husband president of the . . . — Map (db m11856) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Last Cabinet Meeting Marker
This tablet was placed here to commemorate the last meeting of the Confederate States Cabinet which was held in the Burt House near by directly in front of this stone. The following cabinet members were present: Jefferson . . . — Map (db m73949) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Lebanon Presbyterian Church1821-1963
[Left Plaque]: Original building of 1827 replaced by present building in 1963. standing on this rock, the first sermon was preached by Rev. R.B. Carter in 1820. The following ministers have faithfully served this church: Rev. Richard . . . — Map (db m37588) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-16 — Long Cane Cemetery
[Front]: This cemetery, sometimes called Upper Long Cane Cemetery, dates from 1760. It includes the graves of some of the most prominent families of this area from the Colonial era to the present. The first marked grave is the field . . . — Map (db m50740) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Lynching of Anthony Crawford / Racial Violence in South Carolina
The Lynching of Anthony Crawford In Abbeville on Saturday, October 21, 1916, a white mob lynched a black leader named Anthony Crawford for cursing a white man. A 56-year-old planter, "Grandpa" Crawford owned 427 acres of land, had 13 . . . — Map (db m101841) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-8 — Maj. Thomas D. HowieThe Major of St. Lô
[Front]: Birthplace of Thomas Dry Howie (1908–1944), World War II hero famous as “The Major of St. Lô,” Abbeville High School, Class of 1925. The Citadel, Class of 1929, where he was an all-state football player and was . . . — Map (db m9344) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Major Thomas Dry HowieCommander, 2nd Battalion, 116th Infantry, 29th Division U.S. Army — 1908–1944
Abbeville honors herself in honoring her son The Major of St. Lo. He fell during the liberation of Normandy and was taken by his troops into St. Lo. His flag-draped body was enshrined in the ruins of Ste. Croix Church and was saluted by . . . — Map (db m9732) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Marie Cromer Seigler
[4-H Symbol] In Memory of Marie Cromer Seigler Native of Abbeville County Founder of 4-H 1883 - 1964 — Map (db m43653) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Marilyn Anne McKinney
In Memory of Marilyn Anne McKinney President of the Rhodi Bowie Family Historical Society from 1989 until her death June 17, 1995. She was an outstanding leader earning our love and support. — Map (db m20781) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-11 — McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House
Front: This 1888 Queen Anne house was the home of Gen. Samuel McGowan (1819-1897) until his death. McGowan, a lawyer, Confederate general, and jurist born in Laurens Co., had moved to Abbeville in 1841. He was an officer during the . . . — Map (db m21732) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Old Bank Building (ca. 1865)
Designed by S. Henry James to house first Bank of South Carolina in the Upstate (later became National Bank of Abbeville). One of oldest remaining buildings on the Square after a series of downtown fires in 1870s destroyed much of downtown. Bank . . . — Map (db m11918) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Operation Desert Shield / Storm MonumentLest We Forget
A Tribute to the Men and Women of Abbeville County Who Served in the Military in Operation Desert Shield Operation Desert Storm August 2, 1990 ----- February 28, 1991 — Map (db m11860) WM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Parsons MountainLand Renewed
At 832 feet, Parsons Mountain holds the title of the highest point in the general geographic area surrounding Parsons Mountain. Mr. James Parsons, the mountain's namesake, acquired it through a land grant in 1772. In the mid 1800s, gold was . . . — Map (db m43727) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Parsons Mountain World War II MemorialIn Memoriam
This Parson's Mountain Recreation Center is Dedicated to the Memory of the Men of Abbeville County, Who Gave Their Lives in World War II, 1941 — 1945, for the Freedom of Mankind. — Map (db m43732) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-1 — Patrick Calhoun Burial Grounds
5.5 miles southeast is the burial ground of Patrick and Martha Caldwell Calhoun, Parents of John C. Calhoun; Deputy Surveyor 1756; First Representative from Up Country to Commons House of Assembly, 1769-1772; Member of First Provincial Congress, . . . — Map (db m10627) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 01-17 — Quay-Wardlaw House
Front: This house, built ca. 1786, is thought to be the oldest house in Abbeville. It was built as a two-story log building by John Quay, who also ran a tavern here. He sold it ca. 1798 to James Wardlaw (1767-1842) and his wife, Quay's . . . — Map (db m86812) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Secession Hill
One of the first organized mass meetings held here on November 22, 1860, to launch South Carolina's secession from the Union. Judge A.G. Magrath of Charleston, urged "immediate action on the part of South Carolina at any & every hazard", followed by . . . — Map (db m11686) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-14 — Secession Hill
[Front]: On November 22, 1860, a mass meeting on this site was one of the first held in the South after Abraham Lincoln’s election as president on November 6. A procession from the town square, numbering 2,000 to 3,000, made its way to a . . . — Map (db m41700) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan House
Queen Anne style Architecture Built in 1888 Once Owned by Confederate Gen. Samuel McGowan and by WWII Gen. W.E. Barksdale Donated by J.D. Bundy in 1989 to the Abbeville County Historical Society Now serves as Headquarters for the Society . . . — Map (db m16129) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — The Law Offices of John C. Calhoun
Near here, from 1807 to 1817, were situated the law offices of John C. Calhoun. Born in the Long Canes District of Abbeville March 18, 1782. Died, Washington D.C. March 31, 1850. Member of Congress 1811-1817 Secretary of War . . . — Map (db m7352) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — The Old Livery Stable
The original livery stable on this site is believed to have been built in the 1840s. It was a wooden structure, and was lost during a devastating fire in 1872 that also destroyed much of downtown Abbeville. The current brick and masonry livery . . . — Map (db m41130) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — This Water Fountain
This Water Fountain Dedicated to The United States Armed Forces by Abbeville American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 2 November 11, 1980 — Map (db m11883) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — 1-10 — Thomas Chiles Perrin House
[Front]: The Greek Revival residence of Thomas Chiles Perrin (1805-1878), prominent Abbeville District lawyer, planter, businessman, and politician, stood here from 1858 until it burned in 1877. When completed the house was described as . . . — Map (db m9358) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Trinity Episcopal ChurchAbbeville's Gothic Revival Church
Trinity Episcopal Church is the oldest standing church in Abbeville. With its classic Gothic architecture and 125-foot steeple, it dominates the Abbeville skyline. Built by a congregation made prosperous by the economy of cotton in the antebellum . . . — Map (db m11921) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — William Bartram TrailTraced 1773-1777 — South Atlantic Region
In 1775, William Bartram visited several days at "Lough-Abber" home of A. Cameron, en route north to the Cherokee country. — Map (db m44723) HM

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