Daniel Morgan Monument

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Daniel Morgan Monument
Historic Daniel Morgan Monument.JPG
Daniel Morgan Monument, May 2015
Daniel Morgan Monument is located in South Carolina
Daniel Morgan Monument
Daniel Morgan Monument is located in the US
Daniel Morgan Monument
Location Main and Church Sts., Spartanburg, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°56′58″N 81°55′55″W / 34.94944°N 81.93194°W / 34.94944; -81.93194Coordinates: 34°56′58″N 81°55′55″W / 34.94944°N 81.93194°W / 34.94944; -81.93194
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1881 (1881)
Architect Ward, John Quincy Adams; White, Edward Brickell
NRHP reference # 80003711[1]
Added to NRHP September 22, 1980

Daniel Morgan Monument is a historic monument located at Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. The statue was designed by John Quincy Adams Ward and the monument erected in 1881. The monument commemorates the centennial of the victory at the Revolutionary War Battle of Cowpens and its hero, General Daniel Morgan. The statue stands on a columnar granite shaft on an octagonal base designed by noted Charleston architect, Edward Brickell White. In 1960, the monument was moved about 100 yards across Morgan Square to its east end.[2][3] However, in 2005 as part of a larger project involving the redesign and reconstruction of Morgan Square, the monument was returned to its original position at the corner of West Main and Magnolia Streets and its original orientation, facing Cowpens National Battlefield.[4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Rebecca Starr (May 1980). "Daniel Morgan Monument" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Daniel Morgan Monument, Spartanburg County (Main & Church Sts., Spartanburg)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Morgan statue to be placed Friday". Herald-Journal. Spartanburg, SC. 2005-10-20. Retrieved 2016-06-08.