Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson.

Statue of Andrew Jackson's Mom

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Lancaster, South Carolina

Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson gave birth to future President Andrew Jackson while on a trip back from burying her dead husband. When Andrew was 14, she died from smallpox while caring for sick Revolutionary War soldiers aboard a British prison ship. No one knows exactly where she's buried or what she looked like. But that didn't stop the Daughters of the American Revolution from making a best guess at the location of her grave, and then erecting a statue in her memory of the woman they imagined she resembled. It serves as a monument to all the forgotten, long-suffering mothers of Presidents, past, present, and future.

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Statue of Andrew Jackson's Mom

Waxhaw Cemetery

Address:
2814 Old Hickory Rd, Lancaster, SC
Directions:
Visible along the east side of Old Hickory Rd. At the south end of Waxhaw Cemetery, near the left side of the brick Waxhaw Presbyterian Church. You'll see a small section of maybe a dozen headstones with one statue; that's her.
Admission:
Free
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