First marker revealed

The first State historical marker in the City of Pickens and immediate area was unveiled Saturday to the sounds of cannon and rifle fire and violins. Honoring the Hagood-Mauldin House Museum and the people who lived there, the marker was officially revealed by Pickens County Historical Society President Ken Nabors following remarks by Pickens Mayor David Owens, Senator Larry Martin, and, representing the Hagood, Mauldin, and Robinson families, William M. Hagood III and Alfred Robinson. More than 100 people turned out for the ceremony that featured an array of historical flags, a Confederate color guard, and baskets of magnolia blooms amid the flowering gardens of the ancestral home. Above local dignitaries pose with the marker.