Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Ellison Durant Smith (August 1, 1864-November 17, 1944)

Marker ID: SCHM 31-8
Location: SE corner of intersection of SC 341 and US 76, Lynchburg
County: Lee
Coordinates: N 34° 03.604    W 080° 04.280
  34.06006666    -80.07133333
Style: Free Standing **


Known nationally as "Cotton Ed" and active in 1905 in forming the Southern Cotton Association, Ellison Durant Smith was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1908 and served until his death in 1944, having been committee chairman of Agriculture and´of Interstate Commerce. His home, Tanglewood, is three miles east on Highway 341.

Erected by Lee County Historical Commission - 1964