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Walhalla, South Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By Brian Scott, April 8, 2013
Colonel R.T. Jaynes Marker
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — Colonel R.T. Jaynes — (1862-1950)
On Short Street, on the right when traveling east.
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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — Combat Infantrymen Monument
On West Main Street (State Highway 28) at South Tugaloo Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
To Honor All Combat Infantrymen 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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — Duty, Honor, Country
On West Main Street, on the left when traveling west.
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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — Gen. John A. Wagener
On South Church Street at Short Street, on the right when traveling north on South Church Street.
Front 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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — Issaqueena Falls — Dramatic Cascades of the Upcountry
On Stumphouse Tunnel Road.
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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — John A. Wagener Monument — 1850-1900
On West Main Street, on the left when traveling west.
[East Side]: Erected to the Memory of Gen. Jno. A. Wagener Founder of Walhalla and to His Co-laborers of the German Colonization Society August 23-24, 1900. — Map (db m17491) HM
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — 37-9 — Newberry College — 1868-1877
On East North Broad Street, on the right when traveling north.
[Front]: 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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — Oconee County Confederate Monument
On West Main Street, on the left when traveling west.
[East Side]: 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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — Oconee County Veterans Memorial
On West Main Street, on the left when traveling west.
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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — Oconee Heritage Center — Bringing History to Life
On Browns Square Drive, in the median.
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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — Oconee State Park
On State Park Road.
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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — Oconee Station / Oconee County
On Oconee Station Road.
Oconee Station 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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — 37-12 — Oconee Town
On Oconee Station Road.
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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — Patriot's Hall: Oconee Veterans Museum — Lest We Forget — South Carolina National Heritage Corridor —
On Short Street east of South Church Street, on the left when traveling east.
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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — 37-2 — St. John’s Lutheran Church
On West Main Street, on the left when traveling west.
[Front]: 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 . . . — Map (db m14160) HM
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel — The Mountain that Defeated the Rail Line
On Stumphouse Tunnel Road.
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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — 37-10 — Stumphouse Tunnel
Near Stumphouse Tunnel Road 0.5 miles east of Highlands Highway (South Carolina Highway 28).
(Front) 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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — 37-15 — The English School
On South Church Street north of Short Street, on the left when traveling north.
Front 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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — The Silver Rose
On West Main Street, on the left when traveling west.
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) HM
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — Walhalla
On East Main Street, on the left when traveling west.
"Garden of the Gods" Gateway to the Blue Ridge — Map (db m13987) HM
South Carolina (Oconee County), Walhalla — War Between the States — 1861-1865
On West Main Street, on the left when traveling west.
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

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