Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Tillman



Marker ID: SCHM 27-5
Location: In Tillman at intersection of us 321 & SC 336
County: Jasper
Coordinates: N 32° 27.808    W 081° 06.431
  32.463467    -81.107183
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

By 1820, the road to Two Sisters Ferry intersected the Purrysburg road at this spot, which had become known as Hennis Crossroads by 1848. A post office established here in 1880 was given the name Tillman. According to tradition, this was to honor U.S. Congressman George D. Tillman, brother of Benjamin Ryan ("Pitchfork Ben") Tillman, Governor of S.C. from 1890 to 1894.

Erected by Citizens of Jasper County and Jasper County Historical Society - 1984