Laurens County / Laurens Historic District

Laurens County / Laurens Historic District (HM6J2)

Location: Laurens, SC 29360 Laurens County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 29.972', W 82° 0.862'

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Laurens County
Laurens County was one of six counties created from Ninety - Six District March 12, 1785. The courthouse here, built in 1838 by Dr. John W. Simpson, and remodeled and enlarged in 1858, 1911, 1940, and in 1973, was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Three Laurens women, Ann Pamela Cunningham, Dr. Wil Lou Gray, and Dr. Anne A. Young are in the S.C. Hall of Fame.

Laurens Historic District
This historic district, part of a Royal landgrant to John Rodgers in 1774, was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It includes the courthouse square and surrounding commercial buildings and extends north and west into residential areas. In the 1820s, Andrew Johnson, 17th president of the U.S., worked as a tailor here. S.C. governors Wm. D. Simpson and Robert A. Cooper were natives of Laurens.
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HM NumberHM6J2
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Marker Number30-6
Year Placed1985
Placed ByLaurens County Historical Society and Laurens County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 1:34pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 406875 N 3818012
Decimal Degrees34.49953333, -82.01436667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 29.972', W 82° 0.862'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 29' 58.32" N, 82° 0' 51.72" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 104 E Public Square, Laurens SC 29360, US
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