Thomas C. Gower Bridge

Thomas C. Gower Bridge (HM6WC)

Location: Greenville, SC 29601 Greenville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 50.747', W 82° 24.083'

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City of Greenville
Renovation of this historic bridge was completed in 2001. The first of many projects planned for the new millenium with the goal of enhancing the public's enjoyment of the historic Reedy River Falls area.

Knox H. White, Mayor
Lillian B. Flemming, Mayor Pro Tem, District 2
Fred Carpenter, Vice Mayor Pro Tem, At-Large
Debra M. Sofield, District 1
Chandra E. Dillard, District 3
Garry W. Coulter, District 4
Michelle R. Shain, At-Large

Rededicated November 2001

Constructed 1910
Historic Renovation 2001

The renovation of this significant city structure is dedicated to the efforts of those who preceded us and to the future of those who will succeed us.


Thomas C. Gower
1822-1894
Thomas C. Gower, A native of Maine, was known as a public-spirited leader and business entrepreneur.

Never afraid of controversy, Gower ran for Mayor in 1870 on the single issue of building a bridge over the Reedy River. Gower won the race and served as Mayor of Greenville in 1870-1871. During his tenure, a wooden bridge was built across the Reedy River.

Gower was a founder of the Gower, Cox and Markley coach factory, Greenvilles first major industry. He owned a Tannery, Shoe Factory, Insurance Agency, and Hauling and Warehousing business. Gower led the drive for Public Education and chaired the City's first School Board.
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HM NumberHM6WC
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
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Year Placed2001
Placed ByCity of Greenville
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 2:56am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 371877 N 3856836
Decimal Degrees34.84578333, -82.40138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.747', W 82° 24.083'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 44.82" N, 82° 24' 4.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)803, 864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 521-541 S Main St, Greenville SC 29601, US
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