Meriwether Monument

Meriwether Monument (HM6JU)

Location: North Augusta, SC 29841 Aiken County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 29.859', W 81° 58.172'

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Hero of the Hamburg Riot

(South face):
Dec. 4,1852 - July 8, 1876
———
In Memory ofThomas McKieMeriwether.
Who on 8th July 1876,gave his life that thecivilization builded by hisfathers might be preservedfor their childrenschildren unimpaired.
(East face):
In youths clad mourning theunfinished years of manhoodstretching before him, withclear knowledge and courageouswillingness, he accepted death and foundforever the grateful remembranceof all who know highand generous service in themaintaining of those civicand social institutions whichthe men and women of hisrace and struggled throughthe centuries to establishin South Carolina.
What more can a man do thanto lay down his life.
(North face):
In life he exemplifiedthe highest ideal ofAnglo-Saxon civilization.By his death he assuredto the children of hisbeloved land thesupremacy of that ideal.
"As his flame of lifewas quenched,it lit the blaze of victory"
(West face):
This memorial is erectedto the young heroof the Hamburg Riot,by the state, underan act of the generalassembly, with the aidof admiring friends.
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HM NumberHM6JU
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Year Placed1916
Placed BySouth Carolina General Assembly
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 9:58pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 409940 N 3706879
Decimal Degrees33.49765000, -81.96953333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 29.859', W 81° 58.172'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 29' 51.54" N, 81° 58' 10.32" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701-799 Carolina Ave, North Augusta SC 29841, US
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