John Hugh Means/William Harper

John Hugh Means/William Harper (HMW0I)

Location: Blair, SC 29015 Fairfield County
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N 34° 28.055', W 81° 17.633'

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Governor of S.C. (1850-1852), president of the 1852 Secession Convention, and signer of the Ordinance of Secession in 1860, John Means was born near here in 1812. A colonel in the 17th Regiment, S.C. Volunteers, CSA, he died Sept. 1, 1862, from wounds received at the Second Battle of Manassas. He is believed to be buried in the Means Cemetery, about 50 yards east.

A graduate and trustee of S.C. College, William Harper immigrated here from Antigua in 1791. Admitted to the bar in 1813, he served in the S.C. House, was a U.S. Senator, court reporter, Chancellor, and judge of the Court of Appeals. He died in 1847 and is buried 50 yards east. The University of South Carolina's Harper College takes its name from William Harper.
HM NumberHMW0I
Marker Number20-15
Year Placed1983
Placed ByFairfield County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 10:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 473010 N 3814041
Decimal Degrees34.46758333, -81.29388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 28.055', W 81° 17.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 28' 3.30" N, 81° 17' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1600 State Rd S-20-18, Blair SC 29015, US
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