Historic Markers Across South Carolina

John Broadus Watson

Marker ID: SCHM 23-18
Location: US 276, about1h mile N of Travelers Rest town limits, in Renfrew Baptist churchyard
County: Greenville
Coordinates: N 34° 58.804    W 082° 27.636
  34.980067    -82.4606
Style: Free Standing **


Born in 1878 about 1/2 mile SW, Watson was a pioneer in behavioral psychology. He graduated from Furman University, earned his Ph. D. from the University of Chicago, served as president of the American Psychological Association, and professor and director of the psychological laboratory at Johns Hopkins University for 12 years. Scientist, author, editor, teacher, he died
in 1958.

Erected by Furman University and the S. C. Hall of Science and Technology - 1984