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Edgefield Confederate Monument — Edgefield, South Carolina

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Edgefield Confederate Monument

Edgefield County‘s Confederate Memorial is located in the town square in the center of Edgefield. The inscription on the impressive 32-foot obelisk reads simply, “Erected by the women of Edgefield, SC to the memory of their Confederate dead.”

Edgefield County Confederate Memorial

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The town square is a memorial park located in front of the county courthouse. Among the monuments found there are a memorial honoring soldiers who died in WWI; a separate monument for all veterans of WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War; and a monument honoring Edgefield’s most famous son, former Governor and US Senator, Strom Thurmond.

Edgefield Town Square

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Soon after the Civil War, local members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy began to raise funds for a suitable war memorial. The project finally came to fruition with a dedication ceremony held in August, 1900. Nearly 3,000 people, including many veterans, were said to be in attendance at the unveiling.

Edgefield Town Square at Night

Larry Gleason of Aiken© Do Not Use Without Written Consent


Larry Gleason of Aiken © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Edgefield Confederate Monument Info

Address: Courthouse Square, SC 29824
GPS Coordinates: 33.789474,-81.929533

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2 Comments about Edgefield Confederate Monument

Sandra Martin Hartness says:
August 18th, 2019 at 6:32 am

I am looking for a monument bearing the names Abram Martin and Elizabeth Martin, honoring also their daughter-in-law Rachel and two others, perhaps near a Martin town road around the year 1716. Can you give me any information about where I can locate this monument? I am researching my ancestry and would love to know where I can see this honor to my family. Thanks so much.

David FitzJames says:
November 21st, 2014 at 7:27 am

Deo vindice, "Under God, our Vindicator"

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