Union County

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Few other Upstate counties can boast as much history as South Carolina's Union County. It is known as the birthplace of the Confederacy, with Revolutionary War battles fought at Blackstock's, Musgrove Mill, and Fish Dam. It is home to the writing desk upon which the Article of Secession was drafted, and Confederate Pres. Jefferson Davis spent two days in Union during his flight after the War between the States. Early 20th-century Union offered the world's largest cotton mill and multiple "mill village" communities, with Main Street serving as a cultural center bustling with large early hotels, opera houses, and numerous fine examples of antebellum architecture.
ISBN: 9781467114288
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: South Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 196
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Peter Triggiani holds a master of science degree from NJIT and a bachelor of arts degree from Farleigh Dickinson University. He has served as an employee of the Union County Historical Society and is working to restore the historic Dawkins House, South Carolina's last Confederate capitol. Amber Jackson is currently seeking her bachelor's degree in liberal studies from USC-Union. The Union County Historical Society has opened its vast photo archives to present Images of America: Union County. A treasury of rarely seen images from local architecture, mill village culture, the Civil War, and assorted Americana are presented within.
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