Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Preston Brooks Dinner

Marker ID: SCHM 24-4
Location: SC 34, Ninety Six, SC
County: Greenwood
Coordinates: N 34° 10.508    W 082° 01.389
  34.175133    -82.02315
Style: Free Standing **


National attention was focused here on Oct. 3, 1856, when some ten thousand people honored Preston S. Brooks, Congressman from this district, with a public dinner in vindication of his assault on Charles Sumner of Massachusetts on the Senate floor for a speech insulting to this state. The Preston Brooks home was five miles south on Highway 245.