Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Jacob Odom House

Marker ID: SCHM 41-3
Location: SC 23, between Ridge Spring and Monetta, near Double Branch Church
County: Saluda
Coordinates: N 33° 51.068    W 081° 37.101
  33.85113333    -81.61835
Style: Free Standing **


This site, approximately halfway between Augusta and Columbia, was the location of Jacob Odom´s house, where George Washington spent the night of May 21,1791, on his trip northward through South Carolina. His escort at this time consisted of Colonels Wade Hampton and Thomas Taylor, and Mr. Robert Lythgoe. This stop is noted in Washington´s diary.

Erected by Saluda County Historical Commission - 1970