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By Brian Scott, March 27, 2010
A CCC Classic Marker
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — A CCC Classic
On Table Rock State Park Road, on the right when traveling south.
Young men determined to escape economic hardship built this lodge from 1973-1940. They were enrollees in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), one of President Franklin Roosevelt's programs to battle the Great Depression. The CCC provided . . . — Map (db m30217) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Andrew Pickens
On East Main Street (U.S. 178) at Pendleton Street (U.S. 178) on East Main Street.
In Memoriam Andrew Pickens 1739-1817 Partisan General American Resolution for whom This County is Named. — Map (db m11740) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Andrew Pickens — 1739-1817
On North Lewis Street, on the right when traveling north.
Partisan General, American Revolution for whom this county and town is named. — Map (db m47360) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Beliefs Set in Stone
On Table Rock State Park Road, on the left when traveling east.
To a giant, Table Rock could be exactly what its name suggests -- a 3,124'-high table made of granite. To eat at this table, the giant would need a seat -- Stool Mountain at 2,600' served this purpose. This is how the Cherokee saw the . . . — Map (db m30219) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Charles Ladd Cureton — 1873-1939
On East Main Street.
Served Pickens Mayor 14 Years S.C. House of Representatives S.C. Highway Commissioner 13th Dist. 10 Years Worked for Pickens County Progress — Map (db m11731) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Civilian Conservation Corps — 1933-1942
Near Table Rock State Park Road.
Erected in appreciation of the effort, skill and dedication of the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps. This peacetime army healed the scars on our landscape, beautified and protected our mountains, seashores and forests, and created the . . . — Map (db m30218) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Commissioners Appointed to Locate the Town of Pickens
On East Main Street (U.S. 178) at Pendleton Street (U.S. 178) on East Main Street.
July 27, 1868 James H. Ambler Reese Bowen W.T. Fields J.E. Hagood James Lewis T.R. Price — Map (db m11744) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Elihu Griffin
On East Main Street.
. . . — Map (db m11743) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Gen. Robert E. Lee — 1807-1870
On East Main Street.
Commander-in-Chief Confederate Army. The South's Idol — Map (db m11742) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — General Andrew Pickens Charted the Way
Near Pendleton Street 0.1 miles south of West Main Street.
The man most responsible for opening up the northwestern part of South Carolina by driving out the Cherokee and the British, during and immediately following the American Revolution War, was General Andrew Pickens. deeply religious but a fierce . . . — Map (db m20030) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Granite and Gravity
Near East Ellison Lane.
The granite ridge connecting Table Rock and Pinnacle Mountain drops away into two slopes. Because gravity pulls water downhill, all precipitation that falls onto the south-facing slope will eventually collect in the Oolenoy River system. Like any . . . — Map (db m30014) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Hagood Mill Historic Site
On Hagood Mill Road, on the right when traveling east.
[Front]: During most of its life, the Hagood Mill was a busy center of commerce. The Products of Industry Census records Hagood Mill as having produced 2,500 bushels of meal (140,000 pounds) and 200 bushels of flours (11,200 pounds) in the . . . — Map (db m20117) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — 39-15 — Hagood-Mauldin House
On N. Lewis St.,, on the right when traveling north.
[Front] This house, built ca. 1856, originally sat 14 mi. W in the town of Pickens Court House, then the seat of Pickens District. It was the home of James Earle Hagood (1826-1904), Pickens District clerk of court, state representative . . . — Map (db m43781) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Hovie Alexander Nealy — 1876-1947
On East Main Street.
Pickens Police Chief 40 Years Faithful to the Community He Loved — Map (db m11739) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — In Honor of Elinor Knight
On East Main Street.
Musician, Teacher, Civic leader. Her efforts on behalf of City Beautification have been an inspiration. Her leadership had made this memorial park possible. — Map (db m11729) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — John C. Calhoun
On East Main Street.
In Memoriam John C. Calhoun 1782-1850 Apostle of States Rights, and Nullification. Vice-President U.S. — Map (db m11741) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Major General Andrew Pickens — 1739-1817 — Christian - Patriot - Soldier
Near Pendleton Street 0.1 miles south of West Main Street.
This statue of Major General Pickens is built in memory of Ellison Smyth McKissick, Jr., 1925-1998, Korean War veteran and former chief executive officer of Alice Manufacturing Company, Inc. Ellison Smyth McKissick, Jr., enlisted in the United . . . — Map (db m20085) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Manly Portable Convict Cage
On Johnson Street.
The Convict Cage, or "Jail on Wheels," was actually a prison pulled by a team of horses or mules. During the early 20th century, it was not possible to return prisoners doing work in the remote areas of Pickens County back (here) to the Pickens . . . — Map (db m11790) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Moorefield Memorial Highway
On Moorefield Memorial Highway (U.S. 178), on the left when traveling north.
In Memory of Charles Henry Moorefield State Highway Engineer of South Carolina 1920 - 1935 — Map (db m20417) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — 39-21 — Old Pickens Gaol
On Pendleton Street (Moorefield Memorial Highway) at Johnson Street, on the right when traveling north on Pendleton Street (Moorefield Memorial Highway).
Designed by H.D. Breeding. B.E. Grandy built Pickens County gaol (jail) in 1902. For years it housed not only prisoners but also local sheriffs and their families. In the first year three members of Sheriff J.H.G. McDaniel's family died here of . . . — Map (db m133576) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Parkitecture
Near West Gate Road.
Ever wonder why so many park buildings share the same look? That style -- rendered in stone and wood to help the structures complement their natural surroundings -- is called "parkitecture" and it became the hallmark of the Civilian Conservation . . . — Map (db m30168) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Pickens — The Town That Moved
On Griffin Street.
The town of Pickens was established as the center of government for the newly established Pickens District. The county was originally part of the Pickens District, today's Pickens and Oconee Counties. Its center of government, Pickens Court House, . . . — Map (db m11774) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Pickens County Buffalo Soldiers — First War Casualties
Near Pendleton Street 0.1 miles south of West Main Street.
Private Major Terrell, United States Army First Pickens County Casualty of World War One A resident of Hurricane Township in Pickens, Major Terrell joined the U.S. Army in October 1917 and was assigned to the 305th Labor Company, . . . — Map (db m20035) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Pickens County Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial
Near Pendleton Street 0.1 miles from West Main Street.
Private Charles H. Barker, United States Army April 12, 1935-June 4, 1953 of Six Mile Company K, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division Killed in Action at Sokkogae, Korea, June 4 1953 Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor . . . — Map (db m20056) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Pickens County Veterans Memorial
On East Main Street.
In Honor of All Men Who Paid the Supreme Sacrifice For Freedom in War Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. — Map (db m11770) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Soapstone Boulder
Near Hagood Mill Road.
On this ancient soapstone boulder are two partially carved soapstone bowls, made by Native Americans around 5,000 years ago. The bowls were rough-shaped with flint chisels and then broken off before doing the final shaping. This boulder was brought . . . — Map (db m20375) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Table Rock State Park
On TR Campground Road at West Gate Road on TR Campground Road.
About Table Rock State Park Table Rock Mountain is a towering landmark at the edge of the Blue Ridge Escarpment, most recognized for its spectacular natural beauty. Within the watershed of Table Rock lie more than 3,000 acres of . . . — Map (db m30063) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — The Civilian Conservation Corps — 1933 - 1942
On Table Rock State Park Road.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 as part of the comprehensive relief effort during the grim depression years. Three million men were involved in the CCC during its ten-year existence. . . . — Map (db m21051) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — The Hagood Cabin
Near Hagood Mill Road.
Originally built in the early 1800's by the family of Benjamin Hagood on family land about a half mile from here, this is the third place that this venerable old log cabin has stood. It is thought because of the unusual interior log wall, . . . — Map (db m20137) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — The Hagood-Mauldin House — The Irma Morris Museum of Fine Art
On North Lewis Street.
The Hagoods and the Mauldins James E. Hagood, son of local farmer and landowner Benjamin Hagood, built this house in 1856 in the town of Pickens Court House, about 14 miles west of here. The house was moved to this site in 1868. James . . . — Map (db m11783) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — The Murphree-Hollingsworth Cabin
Near Hagood Mill Road.
Ongoing development at this mill site includes a variety of ventures. Significant among these is the recent relocation and restoration of this Cabin. In the late 1780's the Secona Baptist Church was organized in Pickens. Named after the Cherokee . . . — Map (db m20142) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — The Pickens County Museum — American Heroes and Everyday Folk — Living Music Traditions
On Johnson Street.
Pickens County Museum of Art and History The Pickens County Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits local artifacts. It features exhibits on the Cherokee Indians, General Andrew Pickens, Vice President John C. Calhoun, pioneer life, . . . — Map (db m11789) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — Thomas Joab Mauldin
In Memoriam Thomas Jacob Mauldin 1870-1931 First Judge 18th Judicial Circuit of S.C. 1914-1981. — Map (db m11738) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — To the Valiant Citizen-Soldiers of Pickens County
Near Pendleton Street 0.1 miles south of West Main Street.
To the Valiant Citizen-Soldiers of Pickens County who Answered their Call to Duty and Made the Supreme Sacrifice For our future generations, their youth, they gave away, never again to see the land between the Oolenoy River Valley and the . . . — Map (db m20092) WM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — William M. Hagood
On North Lewis Street.
. . . — Map (db m11787) HM

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