Joel Poinsett Statue - Greenville, SC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 34° 50.920 W 082° 24.002
17S E 372005 N 3857154
Quick Description: Joel Poinsett Statue, Greenville, SC
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 11/10/2011 3:31:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMD2NQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 3am
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Long Description:
The Pointsett Statue is a life-size bronze depicted seated on a black marble block. Mr. Poinsett dressed in the clothing of the early 18th century. He is holding a quill and paper. The statue is located in Court Square, a location in which he gave a speech in 1851.

Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1779 – December 12, 1851) was a physician, botanist and American statesman. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives, the first United States Minister to Mexico (the United States did not appoint ambassadors until 1896), a U.S. Secretary of War under Martin Van Buren and a cofounder of National Institute for the Promotion of Science and the Useful Arts (a predecessor of the Smithsonian Institution).

It was during his time in Mexico that he visited the area of southern Mexico called Taxco del Alarcon were he found what was later to become known in the United States as the poinsettia.

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