Historic Markers Across South Carolina

William Harper

Marker ID: SCHM 20-15
Location: on Road 1B, 3 miles N of Salem Cross­roads (intersection of SC 34 and 215)
County: Fairfield
Style: Free Standing **


A graduate and trustee of S.c. College, William Harper immigrated here from Antigua in 1791. Admitted to the bar in 1813, he served in the S.C. House, was a U.S. senator, court reporter, chancellor, and judge of the Court of Appeals. He died in 1847 and is buried 50 yards east. The University of South Carolina´s Harper College takes its name from William Harper.

Erected by Fairfield County Historical Society - 1983


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