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The Senator's Square

A cache by XtremeJAKES Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/13/2005
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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It's like taking a step back in time to when friends met daily at the town square to eat their lunches and discuss the news of the day. The history of this community is quite remarkable. Ten SC governors have come from Edgefield County, including the man immortalized on the square. I hope you can make it by to see this neat, old-south town and its still-vibrant downtown square.

Senator’s Square Micro Cache: N33°47.401 W081°55.814

Located at the Edgefield History Wall. Park near the wall on Hwy 23.

No need to go into the landscaping for this one.

You’re looking for a small, camouflaged pill container.


Here’s a clue:

A great wall stands before you,

From a lion’s mouth a clue does spew.

I’m not far from here at all.

Near a much smaller wall,

And in my constant view,

Stands a blacksmith and his tools.


After you find this cache, please take in the great history that Edgefield has to offer. Here are some locations of significance in the town. If you’d like, please post pictures of yourself at these historic sites with your log.


Edgefield Square: N33°47.363 W081°55.774

This old-time square is the heart of historic Edgefield. Take a few minutes to look at the monuments and read the plaques. Across the street is the historic Edgefield Courthouse. Next door is the original law office of Sen. Strom Thurmond.


Ten Governor’s Café is a great place for a country buffet lunch. If you want something a little fancier, I highly recommend the shrimp and grits at The Old Edgefield Grill, which is just off of the square on Penn Street.


Oakley Park Museum: N33°47.265 W081°55.288

Oakley Park was built in 1835 by Daniel Bird, a prosperous Edgefield planter. In 1841, Bird’s son was tragically killed in a shootout in front of the Edgefield County Courthouse. Suffering great sorrow at his loss, Bird sold his home and left town to rebuild in Florida.

In 1874, Oakley Park was purchased by renowned Civil War leader Maj. Gen. Martin Witherspoon Gary. The property remained in the Gray family until 1941 when it was deeded to the town of Edgefield. In 1947, the home and 7.4 acres was deeded over to the Edgefield Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, in whose care and keeping it remains today.

Oakley Park Museum houses a unique collection of antebellum, Civil War and Reconstruction-era artifacts, oil paintings and furniture.

Adults pay $5, children $3 to tour this museum.


J. Strom Thurmond Birthplace: N33°47.315 W081°55.192

J. Strom Thurmond was the longest serving U.S. Senator in American history. He was born to J. William and Gertrude Strom Thurmond Dec. 5, 1902, at this house on Columbia Road in Edgefield.


J. Strom Thurmond Resting Place: N33°47.540 W081°55.610

This is not only the resting place of the great Senator but also of his parents and family. Take some time to explore this very historic cemetery, but please be respectful to the property and to those who are buried here.


Beautiful Gated Cemetery: N33°47.590 W081°55.666

Entering this cemetery is like going into another world. It is beautiful and mysterious with trees overhanging the path. Please be respectful to the property and to the memory of those who are buried here.


Edgefield Discovery Center: N33°47.349 W081°55.626

Open Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A great place to learn about the history of Edgefield County.

Free to the public.


Magnolia Dale House: N33°47.273 W081°55.689

Built in 1830, this beautiful antebellum home is now the headquarters for the Edgefield County Historical Society.


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Decryption Key


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