Secession Hill

Secession Hill (HM7JD)

Location: Abbeville, SC 29620 Abbeville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 10.7', W 82° 22.483'

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One of the first organized mass meetings held here on November 22, 1860, to launch South Carolina's secession from the Union. Judge A.G. Magrath of Charleston, urged "immediate action on the part of South Carolina at any & every hazard", followed by Gen. M.L. Bonham, Cong. McGowan, Major Armistead Burt & others. Resolutions unanimously adopted favoring secession of the State. Committee of twenty appointed nominees Edward Noble, John A. Calhoun, Thomas Thompson, John H. Wilson & D.L. Wardlaw to attend December 17, 1860 Convention. One month later, South Carolina became the first state to secede.
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HM NumberHM7JD
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Abbeville County Historical Society/Commission series
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Placed ByAbbeville County Historic Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 373309 N 3782783
Decimal Degrees34.17833333, -82.37471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 10.7', W 82° 22.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 10' 42.00" N, 82° 22' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-106 Secession Ave, Abbeville SC 29620, US
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