Secession Hill

Secession Hill (HMRY6)

Location: Abbeville, SC 29620 Abbeville County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 10.717', W 82° 22.5'

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On November 22, 1860, a mass meeting on this site was one of the first held in the South after Abraham Lincoln's election as president on November 6. A procession from the town square, numbering 2,000 to 3,000, made its way to a grove here, near the Greenville & Columbia RR depot. Many in the crowd wore palmetto cockades as bands played, militia and volunteer companies marched with flags and banners, and some units even fired cannon salutes.

Andrew G. Magrath, arguing "the time for action has arrived," was typical of most speakers, who called for South Carolina's immediate secession from the Union. The meeting passed resolutions urging secession and recommended delegates to represent Abbeville District at the Secession Convention in December. This hill, then known as "Magazine Hill" for a powder magazine here, was soon renamed "Secession Hill" and has been known by that name since 1860.
HM NumberHMRY6
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Abbeville County Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number1-14
Year Placed2010
Placed ByAbbeville County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 11:35am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] WILLIAM MYERS  [2] WILLIAM MYERS  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 373283 N 3782815
Decimal Degrees34.17861667, -82.37500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 10.717', W 82° 22.5'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 10' 43.02" N, 82° 22' 30.00" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-106 Secession Ave, Abbeville SC 29620, US
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