Benjamin R. Tillman House

Benjamin R. Tillman House (HMIS4)

Location: Trenton, SC 29847 Edgefield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 44.819', W 81° 50.827'

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[Front] Benjamin Ryan "Pitchfork Ben" Tillman (1847-1918), governor of S.C. 1890-94 and U.S. senator 1894-1918, bought this farm just before he left the governor's office in 1894. He lived here until his death. Tillman, a farmer himself, grew deeply concerned about the economic problems facing agriculture in S.C. He became politically active in 1885 as the farmers' principal advocate.

[Reverse] A spirited and controversial orator, Tillman was a champion to the many small farmers who elected him governor in 1890. He called the convention which drew up a new state constitution in 1895 and was also instrumental in establishing Clemson College and Winthrop College and in creating a state liquor dispensary system. He is buried at Ebenezer Church cemetery just south of here.
HM NumberHMIS4
Marker Number19-15
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Trenton Development Association and the Trenton Garden Club
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 2:28pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 421538 N 3734424
Decimal Degrees33.74698333, -81.84711667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 44.819', W 81° 50.827'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 44' 49.14" N, 81° 50' 49.62" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 135-189 Pine House Rd, Trenton SC 29847, US
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