Edgefield Confederate Monument – Edgefield, South Carolina

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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

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

Deo vindice, "Under God, our Vindicator"


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