Whitney Park

Whitney Park (HM6KR)

Location: Aiken, SC 29801 Aiken County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 33.282', W 81° 43.325'

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(Marker Front)
This park, laid out in 1904-05 was named for William Collins Whitney (1841-1904). Whitney, a lawyer, Secretary of the Navy 1885-1889 under Grover Cleveland, and financier, was also an avid sportsman and leading member of the "Aiken Winter Colony." He established the Whitney Trust in 1901 "for the institution and promotion of all kinds of sports and pastimes in the City of Aiken, S.C." Private and public donations alike paid for Whitney Park.

(Marker Reverse)
William C. Whitney, called "Aiken's most distinguished citizen" at his death in 1904, expanded a small cottage into a rambling vacation house of more than 50 rooms. Joye Cottage, its stables, and squash court are Aiken landmarks. He also help establish Hitchcock Woods, and the Whitney Trust owns Whitney Polo Field, the Court Tennis Building, Palmetto Golf Club, and the Powder House Road Polo Fields, all associated with the "Aiken Winter Colony."
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HM NumberHM6KR
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Marker Number2-39
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Aiken County Historical Society and The Historic Aiken Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 12:53pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 432970 N 3713017
Decimal Degrees33.55470000, -81.72208333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 33.282', W 81° 43.325'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 33' 16.92" N, 81° 43' 19.50" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 130-140 S Boundary Ave SE, Aiken SC 29801, US
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