The Assassination Of Rep. Alfred Rush

The Assassination Of Rep. Alfred Rush (HMOYQ)

Location: Timmonsville, SC 29161 Florence County
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N 34° 5.073', W 79° 50.923'

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Alfred Rush (d. 1876), a black state representative for two terms during Reconstruction, was assassinated near here, about 1/2 mi. from his home, on May 13, 1876. Rush, who represented what was then Darlington County in the S.C. House 1868-70 and 1874-76, was also a deacon at Savannah Grove Baptist Church.

Rush and his wife, returning from a picnic at Mt. Carmel Church near Timmonsville, were ambushed by an unknown gunman. Alfred Rush was killed instantly. Several black Darlington County officials wrote Gov. D.H. Chamberlain, "this was a cold blooded murder and our people are very much excited over it."
Marker Number21-24
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Florence County Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 6:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 606215 N 3772128
Decimal Degrees34.08455000, -79.84871667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 5.073', W 79° 50.923'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 5' 4.38" N, 79° 50' 55.38" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 719 W John Paul Jones Rd, Timmonsville SC 29161, US
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