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Dedicated in honor or the ninth president of Furman University who led Furman through a period of great achievement, change and renewal from 1976 to 1994.
This site honors the memory of John E. Johns '47 President Furman University 1976-1994
(side 1) This house was the boyhood home and birthplace of John L. Plyler (1894-1966), a Furman University alumnus and Harvard Law School graduate who served as an attorney, judge, and dean of the Furman University Law School before becoming the …
Erected on land donated to the stateby Vardry McBee for the manufactureof arms for the South Carolina troopsin the Confederate service.George W. Morse, superintendentof the works, invented and manufactureda breech-loading carbine pronouncedby Gene…
Here along the south side of the creek to Reedy River was fought, Dec. 22, 1775, the Battle of Great Cane Break, between a force of South Carolinians under Colonel William Thompson and a band of Tories under Patrick Cuningham. The Tories were comp…
[Front]:About 150 feet east of this point are buried some of Greenville's earliest settlers, including Elias Earle (1762-1823), State Representative and Senator and United States Congressman; George Washington Earle (1777-1821), wealthy planter an…
FrontThis area was settled soon after the Revolution, and a community grew up here on the road from Greenville to Laurens. It was later known as Butler's Crossroads for Willis W. Butler, who acquired a tract including the intersection of the Laure…
Simpsonville Cotton MillThis mill, opened in 1908, was built after several leading men of Simpsonville asked Edward F. Woodside of the Pelzer Manufacturing Co. to help them establish a textile mill. The Simpsonville Cotton Mill, with Woodside as p…
Physician 64 Years.Mayor of Simpsonville 38 Years:1917 · 1923 · 1928 · 1958;Chairman Simpsonville School Board 20 Years
This authentic 12-pound brass Napoleon, a favorite of the Confederate artillery, was constructed by Charles Crenshaw Jr. Gharlie co-founded the "Southern Guns of Thunder" and for years built and fired cannons to lend a thunderous salute at memoria…
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