Oakley Park Museum

Oakley Park Museum (HM80M)

Location: Edgefield, SC 29824 Edgefield County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 47.267', W 81° 55.3'

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Witness to Edgefield's Social and Political History

Oakley Park was built in 1835 by a prosperous Edgefield planter, Daniel Bird. In 1841, Bird's son was tragically killed in a shoot-out in front of the Edgefield County Courthouse. Suffering great sorrow at his loss, Bird sold his home and left town to rebuild his life in Florida. In 1874, Oakley Park was purchased by a renowned Civil War military leader, Major General Martin Witherspoon Gary. The property remained in the Gary family until 1941 when it was deeded over to the Edgefield Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in whose care and keeping it remains to this day.

Oakley Park houses a rare and fascinating collection of antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction era artifacts, oil painting, and period furniture, which all combine to tell the story of its colorful history.
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HM NumberHM80M
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: South Carolina Heritage Corridor series, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series.
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Placed BySouth Carolina Heritage Corridor
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 11:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 414673 N 3739007
Decimal Degrees33.78778333, -81.92166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 47.267', W 81° 55.3'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 47' 16.02" N, 81° 55' 18.00" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 515-699 Augusta Hwy, Edgefield SC 29824, US
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