Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Birthplace of Calhoun

Marker ID: SCHM 1-5
Location: SC 823, 7 miles S of Abbeville, SC
County: Abbeville
Coordinates: N 34° 3.598    W 082° 26.98
  34.05996666    -82.44966666
Style: Free Standing **


On this land settled by his father Patrick Calhoun in the 1750s, John Caldwell Calhoun, American statesman and champion of the old South, was born, March 18, 1789, and nurtured to young manhood. Patrick defended the land against the Indians in the Cherokee War and the enemies of liberty in the American Revolution.