Wade Hampton – Conway, SC

2005 Heritage Tree Award Winner


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Photo credit: SC Forestry Commission

Wade Hampton

Long before the construction of the brick building on the corner, originally a post office, the oak was part of a grove that shaded the expansive front lawn of Thomas Beaty and his wife Mary. It was in the grove of oaks that former General Wade Hampton, in his campaign for governor, delivered a speech to a crowd estimated at 2,000 in 1876.