“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Dunbar in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Prince George Winyah Parish / Prince Frederick’s Parish

(1721) / (1834)

Prince George Winyah Parish Face of Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, February 21, 2009
1. Prince George Winyah Parish Face of Marker
Inscription. Prince George Winyah Parish (1721). Early settlement in this area near the Black River, based primarily on the Indian trade and the production of naval stores, prompted the creation of Prince George Winyah Parish in 1721. When the first Anglican church to serve the parish was built in 1726 Governor Francis Nicholson made a donation towards its construction. The Rev. Thomas Morritt became the first rector of Prince George Winyah in 1728.

Prince Frederick’s Parish (1734). Within a few years the success of rice production and growth of Georgetown helped expand settlement inland and prompted the creation of a new parish. Prince Frederick’s Parish included this area when it was established in 1734. A new parish church for Prince George Winyah was built in Georgetown by 1747 and the sanctuary here served Prince Frederick’s Parish until a new parish church was built near the Pee Dee River in 1837.
Erected 1996 by the Georgetown Committee of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of South Carolina. (Marker Number 22-41.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
Location. 33° 32.083′ N, 79° 
Prince Frederick’s Parish Face of Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, February 21, 2009
2. Prince Frederick’s Parish Face of Marker
23.439′ W. Marker is near Dunbar, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Browns Ferry Road (South Carolina Route 51), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dissenter Meeting House and Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Black Mingo Presbyterian Meeting House (approx. 5.5 miles away); Birthplace of Jeremiah John Snow / China Grove Plantation (approx. 5.9 miles away); Black Mingo – Willtown / Black Mingo Baptist Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); Black Mingo Creek: (approx. 6.5 miles away); Skirmish At Black Mingo Creek (approx. 6.5 miles away); Early Settlers / Potatoe Ferry (approx. 9.1 miles away); Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (approx. 10.2 miles away).
Categories. Churches, Etc.
Northbound View of Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, February 21, 2009
3. Northbound View of Marker
Southbound View of Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, February 21, 2009
4. Southbound View of Marker
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,407 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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