Francis Wilkinson Pickens

Francis Wilkinson Pickens (HM8BY)

Location: Edgefield, SC 29824 Edgefield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 47', W 81° 55.417'

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April 7, 1805 - January 25, 1896

— Governor 1860-1862 —

From 1858 to 1860 he was
U.S. Minister to Russia. As
Governor, his order to fire on
a Union Ship in Charleston
Harbor led to the start of the
War Between the States. He
lived at Edgewood, one of
Edgefield's greatest homes.
He is buried in Willowbrook
Cemetery in Edgefield.
HM NumberHM8BY
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 7:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 414488 N 3738516
Decimal Degrees33.78333333, -81.92361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 47', W 81° 55.417'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 46' 60.00" N, 81° 55' 25.02" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 154 Ten Governors Rail Trail, Edgefield SC 29824, US
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