Join us as we embark on a campaign to forever memorialize Dicey Langston with a life-sized bronze statue in Travelers Rest.
This is an exciting project being undertaken by the City of Travelers Rest, SC, Greenville County Council and endorsed by the Travelers Rest Historical Society
Who is Dicey Langston?
About 200 years ago, a young girl who was 14 or 15 years old at the time. Born near what is now Clinton, she moved to Travelers Rest where she lived a long life and raised 22 children. She died and was buried in Travelers Rest. This young girl made the difficult decision to risk her life for a cause in which she believed, our nation’s freedom. She was a revolutionary war heroine who operated as a spy during the American Revolution. Her contributions were key in saving many Patriot lives and her acts of heroism are well documented in historical records. She was such a young girl when she performed her acts of heroism and helped to shape the outcome of the revolution in our neck of the woods.
Why do we need a monument to honor Dicey?
She is a hometown hero! Her acts of bravery are credited with saving countless lives and changing the course of the war. It is urgent that we tell the stories of this amazing patriot and young girl. Our children need to see these Patriot women as the heroes that they are. Our children, especially young girls, deserve to have a role model that looks like they do. She was young and petite. She was a daughter and a sister. She was Laodicea “Dicey” Langston, American Patriot! Her story deserves to be told
What will this monument look like and where will it be?
A life-sized, bronze statue of Dicey will be placed along Main Street in Travelers Rest. It is our hope that visitors will see this monument, learn about her story and be inspired by this incredible woman.