John C. Calhoun Square

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Calhoun Park
Street Address:
bounded by Forest Avenue, Georgia Avenue, and Carolina Avenue, North Augusta, SC

Site Number:
Site Number:
Date Surveyed:
August 23 1982
Current Use:
Recreation & Culture
Signficant Architectural Features:
Triangular-shaped landscaped park. At the north end of the park is a fountain and an obelisK that was erected in memory of Thomas McKie Meriwether. At the south end of the park is a monument for those killed in the world wars. OUTBUILDINGS:
Historical Information:
History of North Augusta, p. 44: "Most prominently located of all North Augusta parks. Originally, the park was rectangular, lying between Jackson & Forest Avenues and including substantial portions of the schoolyards on either side of Georgia & Carolina Avenues. This accounts for its sometimes being referred to as John C. Calhoun Square." The Meriwether monument, unveiled in 1913 or 1914, was erected to honor Thomas McKie Meriwether, the only resident of Hamburg to be killed in the Hamburg riot of 1876.
Source of Historical Information:
Sanborn maps of North Augusta: 1918 (104). 1923 (6A): History of North Augusta, p. 44
North Augusta Survey, 1982
Archives Location:
Box 11, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014

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Aiken County