Tigerville (HMBTP)

Location: Taylors, SC 29687 Greenville County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 4.086', W 82° 22.115'

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Tigerville got its name from early settlers who settled here shortly after the Revolution. They called bobcats they saw here "tygers," and named the nearby Tyger River, Head of Tyger Baptist Church, later Tyger Baptist Church, was founded about 1800. A community grew up here, centered at the intersection of the State Road, built in 1820, and the Tugaloo Path, an old Indian trail.

The first post office here opened in Lemuel Jennings' general store in 1881, with Jennings as postmaster. Tigerville, described as "charming and romantic" in 1883, boasted several large houses, and an academy.Jennings' store, later operated as Wood General Store for almost 90 years, still stands nearby, as does J.H. Roe & Co., built in 1904.
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission series
Marker Number23-39
Year Placed2009
Placed ByGreenville County Historic Preservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 375213 N 3881451
Decimal Degrees35.06810000, -82.36858333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 4.086', W 82° 22.115'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 4' 5.16" N, 82° 22' 6.90" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7700-7800 County Rd 117, Taylors SC 29687, US
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