- Atlanta & Richmond Air Line Railway begins acquisition of right-of-way for new railroad line through Pickens County, either through donation or purchase. (68 records, Clerk of Court's Office, Pickens Court House, Pickens, South Carolina.)
- March 28: Frank Scott Shiver, future Assistant Professor of Agricultural Analyses at Clemson Agricultural College and Chemist with the South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, born in Columbia, South Carolina, this date.
- July: The Pickens Sentinel begins publication.
- August 10: Thomas Green Clemson and Anna Maria Calhoun Clemsons' son, Capt. John Calhoun Clemson (b. July 17, 1841), is killed in a train wreck between a passenger train and a lumber or freight train on the Blue Ridge Railroad near the future Seneca, South Carolina. He was 30 and unmarried.
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