Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Marshal Ferdinand Foch

Marker ID:  
Location: at the intersection of Main Street and Riley Avenue, Greenwood, SC
County: Greenwood
Coordinates: N 34° 11.383    W 082° 9.593
  34.18971666    -82.15988333
Style: Mounted **


On this spot December 9, 1921
Marshal Ferdinand Foch
Supreme Commander
of the Allied Armies in 1918
expressed to the
people of South Carolina
his appreciation and that of France
for the aid by which the enemy
was checked and defeated
and freedom secured
Thousands of South Carolinians
attended this official welcome
to the great soldier
whose visit was sponsored
by the American Legion