This rose garden was created to honor Bertha Evans Morgan, wife of J. Robert Morgan, who was a nephew of Jeptha and Minnie Morgan.
Bertha Morgan was a teacher, wife, mother, Clemson University employee and dedicated Christian. Throughout her . . . — — Map (db m16528) HM
The town of Central, chartered in 1875, grew up along what is now Gaines Street. The post office was called Five Mile from 1851 to 1871. In the 1870s the Atlanta & Richmond Airline Railway built its depot, hotel, offices, and . . . — — Map (db m29834) HM
In memory of Furman L. Smith Veteran of World War II killed in Italy June 1, 1944 for heroic action beyond the call of duty. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor 1925-1944. — — Map (db m111315) WM
The Central Heritage Society purchased the Morgan House in 1995 as headquarters for the Central History Museum. Several of the rooms are almost exactly as Jessie and Jennie Morgan left them, while others focus on Central, South Carolina history. . . . — — Map (db m15559) HM
Railroads and Farming
In 1873, the town of Central was established as a train headquarters where engines were changed. The town was named for its central location between Atlanta and Charlotte. Central rapidly filled with dispatchers, . . . — — Map (db m15578) HM
This pneumatic (air-driven) drill was once used to help make mining ore more efficient. Compressed air was fed into the drill, which operated a piston that hammered the bit into the rock as it rotated in the chuck. Once the hole was deep enough, . . . — — Map (db m13159) HM
Asbury Francis Lever served in Congress, 1901–1919. On May 8, 1914, the Smith-Lever Act, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Lever, was signed into law, providing for cooperative agricultural extension services to be . . . — — Map (db m9568) HM
Blue Key National Honor Fraternity
Clemson University Chapter
April 6, 1997
History of the Original Gates
The will of Thomas Green Clemson called for the establishment of a "high seminary of . . . — — Map (db m50972) HM
This land was granted in 1816.
From 1893-1916, the first schools in the area of Clemson were one- and two-room wooden schools.
Calhoun-Clemson, Alma Mater,
Thee do we praise;
For thy noble truth and . . . — — Map (db m21443) HM
John Caldwell Calhoun
Born March 18, 1782, Abbeville District, S.C.
Died March 31, 1850, Washington, D.C.
Buried St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C.
Floride Colhoun Calhoun
Born February 15, 1792, Charleston, . . . — — Map (db m51067) HM
In Proud Remembrance of
Those Sons of
Who Gave Their Lives in the Great Cause
1917 - Of Liberty and Justice - 1918
Claude S. Garrett '17 1st Lt. 8th Aero Sq.
Richard H. Johnson '15 1st Lt. 56th Inf.
George L. McCord . . . — — Map (db m21445) HM
Clemson University was founded in 1889 as the Clemson Agricultural College of S.C., with its origins in the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862 creating public land-grant colleges. It was established by a bequest from Thomas Green . . . — — Map (db m9572) HM
Clemson University was founded in 1889 as the Clemson Agricultural College of S.C., with its origins in the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862 creating public land-grant colleges. It was established by a bequest from Thomas Green . . . — — Map (db m14387) HM
For many years, Dr. Luther W. Baxter, Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology, maintained this collection, aided by a group of volunteers. Much of Dr. Baxter's research focused on camellia diseases. To reduce root-rot, he taught the volunteers how to . . . — — Map (db m19575) HM
Margaret Marie Snider came to the College in January, 1955. She transferred to Clemson from Anderson College and finished her degree in 1957. Snider was the first woman to complete degree requirements at Clemson. She studied chemistry, then houses . . . — — Map (db m20420) HM
John C. Calhoun
United States Congressman 1811-1817
Secretary of War 1817-1825
Vice President of the United States 1825-1832
United States Senator 1832-1843
Secretary of State 1844-1845
United States . . . — — Map (db m9540) HM
Fort Hill plantation, home of John C. Calhoun and later Thomas Green Clemson, enjoys a rich history with Clemson University, the state of South Carolina and the United States.
John C. Calhoun, former U.S. House of Representative and . . . — — Map (db m51284) HM
John C. Calhoun's Plantation Office was his private sanctuary and housed both his study and library during his twenty-five year residency at Fort Hill. In this building Calhoun developed and set forth his most historically significant . . . — — Map (db m9566) HM
The Cadet Life Garden
The Cadet Life Garden is dedicated to a special period in Clemson history. From its foundation until 1956, Clemson was an all-military college, one of seven in the nation. The student body was organized as a Corps of . . . — — Map (db m19483) HM
Built for Paul de St Julien in
1716 in Berkley County, S.C.
Hanover was reconstructed
on campus in 1941 and was
relocated to this site in 1994.
Listed on the National Register
of Historic Places. — — Map (db m13162) HM
Hanover House, built 1714-16 in what is now Berkeley County and moved to the Clemson College campus in 1941, is a fine example of Dutch Colonial architecture. It was built for French Huguenot planter Paul de St. Julien (d. 1741). . . . — — Map (db m44537) HM
The Hanover House was built in 1716 in Berkeley County, S.C. for French Huguenot Paul de St. Julien. St. Julien honored his French heritage in the mortar of one chimney by inscribing "Pue a Pue" from the French proverb "Little by Little the bird . . . — — Map (db m64780) HM
The Heritage Gardens Project was initiated in 1990 by the Class of 1939. Sponsored by several loyal classes, alumni, and friends of Clemson, its design and early stages of construction was managed by the Class of '39 Heritage Gardens Committee, . . . — — Map (db m19471) HM
This Heritage Gardens entrance is given by the Class of 1939 in honor of their classmate
Walter T. Cox, Sr
whose lifetime of dedication to Clemson included serving as President from July 1985 to March 1986. — — Map (db m19473) HM
Hopewell was the family home of General Andrew Pickens, Revolutionary War hero and Indian Commissioner, and his wife, Rebecca Calhoun Pickens. Their son, Andrew Pickens, S.C. Governor, 1816-1818, later owned Hopewell, and it was the . . . — — Map (db m9586) HM
Hopewell Plantation was home to Revolutionary War General Andrew Pickens and his wife, Rebecca Calhoun Pickens. On July 16, 1785, Pickens acquired a grant of 573 acres on the Seneca River. By August 1, 1785, Pickens received an additional 560 acres . . . — — Map (db m54892) HM
The Hopewell Treaties were the first formal treaties after the battles between the United States and the Southern Native American tribes. Gen. Andrew Pickens, also known as "Skyagunsta" or "Border Wizard Owl," negotiated the treaties with . . . — — Map (db m54916) HM
This Garden was the brain-child of two of the Botanical Garden's most dedicated volunteers, Chuck and Betty Cruickshank. Their enthusiasm for hostas inspired them to suggest that a hosta display be planted at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. . . . — — Map (db m19600) HM
Ransom and Martha Hunt were well-to-do farmers, with over 8,000 acres of land. They lived in this cabin (built by slaves in 1835) with their 12 children near Seneca, South Carolina.
19th century life in the South Carolina Piedmont was . . . — — Map (db m19580) HM
Clemson University became the first white college or university in the state to integrate on January 28, 1963. Harvey B. Gantt, a Charleston native wanting to study architecture, had applied for admission in 1961. When Clemson . . . — — Map (db m9530) HM
Named in honor of John Caldwell Calhoun, (1782-1850), the Old South's most admired statesman and profound philosopher and America's most influential spokesman for state's rights.
From 1808 to 1810 he served his state as a member of the S.C. . . . — — Map (db m14099) HM
2Ό miles west is the site of Keowee built by John Ewing Colhoun as his upcountry seat in 1792. His sister, Mrs. Andrew Pickens, lived nearby at Hopewell. His daughter, Floride, married her cousin, John C. Calhoun, and lived at Fort . . . — — Map (db m9529) HM
Built in Oconee County about 1850
Restored 1995 by
Class of 1915
W.J. Hunter, Pres. (Deceased 1953)
David J. Watson, 1st V. Pres.
E.H. Pate, 2nd V. Pres.
P.C. Crayton, Secy.
Class Building Committee
David J. Watson, Chairman . . . — — Map (db m15032) HM
This park honors Clemson University's
legacy of service.
It is a tribute to those who have served,
to those who are serving,
and to those who will serve.
[South . . . — — Map (db m55148) HM
Military Heritage Plaza
"This Hallowed Ground"
Clemson University was established in 1889 to offer
education in applied sciences, including military
training. The institution opened four years later
and for the next 62 years academic . . . — — Map (db m20440) HM
Old Stone Church
This church was built in 1797 for Hopewell (Keowee) Presbyterian congregation by John Rusk on land given by John Miller. Andrew Pickens and Robert Anderson of Revolutionary War fame were elders at its organization. The Reverend . . . — — Map (db m9420) HM
Clemson A&M College
in Cooperation with
Works Projects Administration
J.M. Stallworth, President
A.D. Graham, Vice President
A.C. Commander, Secretary
E. . . . — — Map (db m20570) HM
On this spot, under a great oak three which stood here, the first meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Clemson Agricultural College was held May 2, 1888.
The following is a copy of the record of that meeting.
"Fort Hill, Oconee County, . . . — — Map (db m9564) HM
The Battle of Seneca Town
Seneca Town, on the Seneca River E of present-day Seneca, was one of several Cherokee “Lower Towns.” On August 1, 1776, Maj. Andrew Williamsons S.C. militia, on a raid against these . . . — — Map (db m44540) HM
The South Carolina Botanical Garden began in 1958 when a camellia collection on the Clemson University campus was moved to make way for construction. Since that time, many others have been added, and the collection now contains more than 300 . . . — — Map (db m19538) HM
Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown primarily for their foliage. There are more than 1500 species, cultivars and hybrids in the genus Hosta, and new ones are introduced every year.
Hosta leaves come in various shades of green, yellow . . . — — Map (db m19601) HM
A gift from Mr. Claude J. "Pappy" Hayden provided funds to construct this building in 1979. It was originally called the Horticultural Service Center but after renovation in 1992, it was renamed in honor of its original donor. Mr. Hayden, a Clemson . . . — — Map (db m19576) HM
The Old Stone Church, along with the visitor sites of Pendleton Village, Fort Hill Plantation and Oconee Station, reflect the area;s transition from frontier to antebellum South Carolina society. The Church's early membership . . . — — Map (db m14459) HM
A Few of the People Interred Here
Buried within the cemetery grounds are people involved in the Indian campaigns of the late Colonial Period, soldiers and patriots of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Indian/Creek War of 1815-16, . . . — — Map (db m14468) HM
This bell was originally hung in the Tillman Hall Clock Tower in 1905, where it faithfully tolled the hours until replaced by the carillon in 1985. During those so eventful years, it joyfully rang out for the graduation of . . . — — Map (db m20424) HM
This 44 acres of the Botanical Garden was formerly the Horticultural Gardens of Clemson University, an innovative concept of Dr. T.L. Senn, Professor and Head Emeritus of Clemson's Department of Horticulture. Work began in 1959 on heavily eroded . . . — — Map (db m19509) HM
Dedicated, April 28, 1989
...These gates, that were originally donated to Clemson by the class of 1928, were moved to this present location as a Centennial gift of Clemson University by Tiger Brotherhood, marking the official entrance to our . . . — — Map (db m51343) HM
Walter T. Cox, Jr., native of Belton, South Carolina, came to Clemson University in 1935 as a freshman cadet. As a student, he was a company commander in the cadet Corps and an all-state guard on the football team. After graduating in 1939, he . . . — — Map (db m20566) HM
Letter in both Football and Track
Wingback and Defensive Back on the Tiger Football Teams of 1941, '55, '45, and '46
100-Yard and 220-Yard Dashes, Tiger Track Team of 1945
Drafted by the Chicago Bears of the National Football . . . — — Map (db m20676) HM
[Front]: This mill was built about 1860 by Col. Robert E. Bowen (1830-1909) Confederate officer, state representative, state senator, and Pickens County businessman. Bowen, a prominent advocate for progressive farming, was also active in the . . . — — Map (db m9517) HM
Founder and First Intendant (Mayor) of Easley, originally known as Holcombe Town, Jan, 1874. Near this site a Depot was built by him and given to the Railroad. He was the first Depot Agent and Telegraph Operator. In 1846 he became the first . . . — — Map (db m19956) HM
To our military men and women, past and present, your commitment, service and sacrifice will be remembered and appreciated forever.
The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.
. . . — — Map (db m15389) HM
Nestled in the Foothills of
the Blue Ridge Mountains,
the city of Easley was chartered in 1874.
Robert Elliott Holcombe was responsible
for the establishment of Easley as a town when
he built a depot for the railroad company.
The town . . . — — Map (db m15522) HM
The original mill on Golden Creek was built across the creek from the present day Golden Creek Mill by William O'Dell in 1815. The ruins are still visible today. In a deed dated 1836, the property was transferred to John Arial and listed as . . . — — Map (db m15527) HM
Named in honor of John Caldwell Calhoun, (1782-1850), the Old South's most admired statesman and profound philosopher and America's most influential spokesman for state's rights.
From 1808 to 1810 he served his state as a member of the S.C. . . . — — Map (db m9523) HM
Easley High School 1915
Wofford College AB & MA 1919
Georgetown University LLB 1923
American University DCL 1926
Attorney, Banker, Civil Leader
Editor, Benefactor, School Trustee
Cofounder, Carolina National Bank . . . — — Map (db m60525) HM
A town laid out at this site in 1791 called Rockville was officially named Pickensville the next year in honor of Gen. Andrew Pickens. It served as the court house town of Washington District (today's Pickens, Greenville, Anderson, and Oconee . . . — — Map (db m9519) HM
Hamilton, Anne K.
War Between the States
Davis, John O.
Grice, . . . — — Map (db m54975) HM
Liberty was founded in 1776
by a group of Patriots and
was named for that principle
for which they so bravely fought.
Mayor: Dr. E.J. Bryson
Treas.: C.L. Templeton
H.F. Hunt . . . — — Map (db m52217) HM
Dedicated to Veterans
Left Column: W.B. Alexander, Robert Lee Austin, R.M. Bagwell, L.A. Boggs, Willie Devoe Boggs, A.E. Brown, L.T. Bryant, Edmond J. Bryson, John W. . . . — — Map (db m29817) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
[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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Private Charles H. Barker, United States Army
April 12, 1935-June 4, 1953
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Born in Loch Lomond, Scotland
Of Royal Lineage
1715 Scottish Royal Seal 1808
Dating from 1010 A.D.
Original pioneer of Oolenoy settlement.
Started about 1743, married Juda Thompson.
Reared twelve . . . — — Map (db m47399) HM
In the cemetery of Oolenoy Baptist Church is the grave of Cornelius Keith, born in Loch Lomond, Scotland. Of royal lineage, the Keith family came to South Carolina from Virginia. Original pioneers of Oolenoy Valley, acquired land from the . . . — — Map (db m33611) HM
This church, named for the Cherokee chief, Woolenoy - the spelling was changed to Oolenoy in 1827 - was organized in 1795 by Rev. John Chastain, who became its first minister. By 1797, with 50 members, it was admitted to the . . . — — Map (db m11718) HM
This community, settled before 1800, was named "Pumpkin Town" by an anonymous early traveler awed by the sight of the Oolenoy Valley covered with huge yellow pumpkins. It and Pickens Court House (Old Pickens) were the only two towns in . . . — — Map (db m11725) HM
(side 1) The Cherokee Path was once part of an important trade network that connected the Upper, Middle, and Lower Cherokee towns in the west with English settlements at Charles Town and, later, inland outposts like Fort Congaree, in the . . . — — Map (db m133608) HM
Fort Prince George, covered by Lake Keowee since 1968, was built nearby in 1753, near the unofficial boundary between Cherokee lands and white settlements. Across the Keowee River from the Cherokee Lower Town of Keowee, it was . . . — — Map (db m78989) HM
In Honor Of
Six Mile Military Personnel of All Wars
In Special Tribute to Our
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
Charles H. Barker
James D. Howe
William A. McWhorter
World War II
. . . — — Map (db m55170) HM
Named in 1984 in Honor of Longtime S.C. Highway department employee whose career of service spanned over half a century, all in Pickens County including 44 years 1928 - 1972 as principal supervisor of maintenance work
The Department's First 50-Year . . . — — Map (db m21052) HM