Andrew Pickens

Andrew Pickens (HM8JI)

Location: Seneca, SC 29672 Oconee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 47.483', W 82° 53.2'

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Backcountry Revolutionary General and Legislator

Andrew Pickens
The county and its county seat are both named in honor of General Andrew Pickens, hero of the American Revolution, state legislator and Congressman. The Pickens family arrived in the Carolina backcountry in the mid-18th century. He married Rebecca Calhoun in the 1760s and established himself as a trader in Bear Springs (Abbeville) off one of the Indian trading paths. He and his family survived the Cherokee War only to be caught up in the war for independence from Great Britain. Following the war, he declared it too crowded in Abbeville and moved into Pickens County area where he died.
HM NumberHM8JI
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: South Carolina Heritage Corridor series
Placed BySouth Carolina Heritage Corridor
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 10:34pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 327391 N 3851530
Decimal Degrees34.79138333, -82.88666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 47.483', W 82° 53.2'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 47' 28.98" N, 82° 53' 12.00" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 193 Old Pickens Church Rd, Seneca SC 29672, US
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