Travis / Bonham Memorial

Travis / Bonham Memorial (HM8H4)

Location: Saluda, SC 29138 Saluda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.08', W 81° 46.3'

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Colonel William Barrett Travis
Born near Saluda, S.C. August 9, 1809.
Gave his life for liberty and freedom
at the Alamo March 6, 1836.
His last message for reinforcements ended thus:
"I have held this place against overwhelming numbers and will continue to hold it or perish in its defence."
Colonel James Bonham
Native of Saluda County
Born near here Feb. 20, 1807
Died with Travis in Defence of the Alamo.
Travis and Bonham were friends in boyhood,
comrades in arms and perished together in battle.
"Thermopylae had its messenger of defeat, the Alamo none."
HM NumberHM8H4
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 1:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 428738 N 3762572
Decimal Degrees34.00133333, -81.77166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.08', W 81° 46.3'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 4.80" N, 81° 46' 18.00" W
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Area Code(s)864, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 E Church St, Saluda SC 29138, US
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