Thornwell–Presbyterian College Historic District
Neville Hall, built in 1907
|Location||Presbyterian College campus, Clinton, South Carolina|
|Area||52 acres (21 ha)|
|Architect||Charles Wellford Leavitt, Charles Coker Wilson|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival, Georgian Revival|
|NRHP reference No.||82003873|
|Added to NRHP||March 5, 1982|
Thornwell–Presbyterian College Historic District is a historic district on the Presbyterian College campus in Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina. The majority of the 52 buildings in the district were constructed in the early 1900s, around plans by landscape architect Charles Wellford Leavitt.
The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Laurens County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 66,537. Its county seat is Laurens.
The city of Lancaster is the county seat of Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States, located in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area. As of the United States Census of 2010, the city population was 8,526. The city was named after the famous House of Lancaster.
Clinton is a city in Laurens County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 8,490 as of the 2010 census. It is part of the Greenville–Mauldin–Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area. Clinton is the home of Presbyterian College.
Laurens is a city in Laurens County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 9,139 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Laurens County.
Presbyterian College (PC) is a private Presbyterian liberal arts college in Clinton, South Carolina.
Thornwell Jacobs was an educator, author, and a Presbyterian minister.
Robert Lewis Dabney was an American Christian theologian, Southern Presbyterian pastor, Confederate States Army chaplain, and architect. He was also chief of staff and biographer to Stonewall Jackson. His biography of Jackson remains in print today.
William Dunlap Simpson was the 78th Governor of South Carolina from February 26, 1879, when the previous governor, Wade Hampton, resigned to take his seat in the U.S. Senate, until 1880. That year Simpson resigned to become Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court.
James Henley Thornwell was an American Presbyterian preacher and religious writer from the U.S. state of South Carolina during the 19th century. During the American Civil War, Thornwell supported the Confederacy and preached a doctrine that claimed slavery to be morally right and justified by the tenets of Christianity. He became prominent in the Old School Presbyterian denomination in the south, preaching and writing on theological and social issues. He taught at South Carolina College, eventually served as its president, and went on to teach at Columbia Theological Seminary. He was a contemporary of Charles Hodge and represented the southern branch of the Presbyterian church in debates on ecclesiology with Hodge.
Founded in 1875, Thornwell is a diverse non-profit ministry across Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina committed to the most innovative and effective solutions to heal, strengthen, and empower children and families. Thornwell aligns with child welfare agencies to prevent child abuse and neglect, build up and reunite families, and support healthy communities in the name of Jesus Christ.
The Octagon House, also known as Zelotes Holmes House, is an historic octagonal house located at 619 East Main Street in Laurens, South Carolina. Designed and built in 1859 to 1862 by the Rev. Zelotes Lee Holmes, a Presbyterian minister and teacher, it is thought to be the first concrete house erected in South Carolina. It was called the Zelotes Holmes House by the Historic American Buildings Survey.
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Laurens County, South Carolina.
Clinton Commercial Historic District is a national historic district located at Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina. It encompasses 37 contributing buildings in the central business district of Clinton. The district predominantly comprises late-19th and early-20th century commercial buildings, and also contains two bank buildings; a five-section warehouse; a former city hall; a large, industrial building; a Masonic temple; and a small, landscaped park.
Laurens Historic District is a national historic district located at Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina. It encompasses 77 contributing buildings and 1 contributing structure in Laurens. The district includes residential, commercial, religious, and governmental buildings built between 1880 and 1940. Notable buildings include the Laurens County Courthouse, Old Methodist Church, St. Paul First Baptist Church, Public Square commercial buildings, Rosenblum's and Maxwell Bros. and Kinard Store, Provident Finance Co. and Parker Furniture, McDonald House, Augustus Huff House, Gov. William Dunlap Simpson House, and Hudgens-Harney House.
Duncan's Creek Presbyterian Church, also known as Old Rock Church, is a historic Presbyterian church located near Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina. It was built in 1842 and is a simple rectangular building constructed of irregular stones. The church was founded by Scotch-Irish settlers and believed to be the oldest church in Laurens County.
Thornwell may refer to:
East Home Avenue Historic District is a national historic district located at Hartsville, Darlington County, South Carolina. The district encompasses 52 contributing buildings and 1 contributing site in a primarily residential section of Hartsville. They were constructed between about 1890 to about 1938, and is associated with the leading figures of the town's history. Home Avenue has historically been the major residential street in Hartsville since it was laid out and landscaped in 1890. Architectural styles and influences include Renaissance Revival, Colonial Revival, Classical Revival, American Craftsman, and Bungalow. Notable non-residential buildings include the First Baptist Church, Thornwell Elementary School, and Hartsville Public School. Located in the district is the separately listed John L. Hart House.
Thornwell-Elliott House is a historic home located at Fort Mill, York County, South Carolina. It was built about 1877, and is a one-story, "L"-shaped frame dwelling in the Late Victorian style. The front façade features hip roofed porch with decorative brackets and turned balustrade.
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