Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Samuel Saxon

Marker ID: SCHM 30-7
Location: Corner of East Main & Harper Streets, Laurens
County: Laurens
Coordinates: N 34° 29.933    W 082° 0.801
  34.49888333    -82.01335
Style: Free Standing **


In 1792, this local attorney, merchant and Palmetto Lodge member conveyed the present court house land to Laurens County for the sum of two guineas. Saxon also cleared a number of surrounding acres. He served in the S.C. House 1789-91; was elected •sheriff of Ninety Six District 1791. His home was located on the south side of present East Main St., about 150 feet east of here.

Erected by Palmetto Lodge #19 and Laurens County Historical Society - 1985


Two sided - Masonic Lodge #19