Legendary Locals of Fairfield County, South Carolina

Legendary Locals of Fairfield County, South Carolina

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Local legend says that Marquis Charles Cornwallis, Revolutionary War hero, rode into this area and declared, qHow fair are these hillsq and thus, Fairfield County was born. Fairfield County is a unique blend of tradition, culture, and history. Freedom-seekers, farmers, and religious folks came from the northern trails, while many aristocrats and plantation owners traveled from the coast. These citizens bred a unique and proud folk ranging from sturdy military men who protected their land during the American Revolution and the Civil War to educators who started well-known educational institutions and produced prominent military men and politicians who forever changed the world. Fairfield County is also known for its culture and music. Many recognized beauty queens, artists, musicians, and sports figures hail from this midland region of South Carolina.Two Seventh-day Adventist groups started a congregation as early as I740a€”I750 . In I762, jacob Gibson, a Baptist minister, is thought to have started the first school whilejohn Nicholas Martin, brought many Lutherans from Germany. ... Her husband, known as Coach Monk, was honored after his early death through the Coach Monk Award that is given to exceptional school athletes. Rev. Eddie Woods, originally from Ridgeway, mentors troubled youth through his books and lectures.

Title:Legendary Locals of Fairfield County, South Carolina
Author: Virginia Schafer, Pelham Lyles
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2013

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