Community,  Organizations,  service

Jay C Huff American Legion Post

Spartansburg organized an American Legion Post in 1920.  The post was named after Jay C Huff who died in World War I.  He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Spartansburg.

The Legion and Auxiliary were quite active in the town, holding dinners, managing an American Legion Home, sponsoring a summer carnival in conjunction with the Volunteer Fire Department, assisting with various service projects and serving as Honor Guard for military funerals. The post was mentioned in an American Legion publication in 1920 (page 11-12) recognizing their efforts as military escorts.

They supported a scholarship named in memory of Miss Lucy Morris, a well-loved teacher and assisted in purchase of a building to be used as a Youth Center in Spartansburg in 1963.

Article discussing the Youth Center from February 1964


I have found records of activity for the post up through 1964.  I have not found information indicating when the Jay C Huff Post was discontinued.