Union County

1785 –

Union County Community Remembrance Project

A project of Union County community leaders, political officials, and others that seeks to record the history of lynchings in the county, chiefly by placing new historical markers.

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  • Title Union County
  • Coverage 1785 –
  • Author
  • Keywords first white settlers in the area were James McIlwaine and a party of Scots-Irish Protestants, most important battle took place at Blackstock’s on November 20, 1780, when state militiamen under Thomas Sumter defeated a British force commanded by the notorious Banastre Tarleton, county’s greatest Revolutionary War hero, Colonel Thomas Brandon, governor of South Carolina was William H. Gist of Union, Union County Ku Klux Klan was among the most active in the state,
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date June 18, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 15, 2022
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