Pendleton in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Printer John Miller
This London newspaper publisher and defender of a free press emigrated to Charleston in 1783 where he served as state printer and publisher of the first daily newspaper in South Carolina. Later in Pendleton he founded Miller's Weekly Messenger the first Up Country newspaper. His body lies buried in the Old Stone Church Cemetery.
Erected 1960 by Anderson County Historical Association and New Era Pendleton Club. (Marker Number 4-6.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Anderson County Historical Association/Society marker series.
Location. 34° 39.086′ N, 82° 46.878′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Queen Street (State Highway 88) and North Broad Streets, on the right when traveling north on East Queen Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pendleton SC 29670, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African American School Site (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Health & Heritage Walking Trail (about 600 feet away); Pendleton (about 600 feet away); Hunter's Store Old Mill Stone (about 700 feet away); Farmers Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Green Clemson (approx. ¼ mile away); Clement Hoffman Stevens (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Thomas Green Clemson (approx. ¼ mile away); Barnard Elliott Bee (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Pendleton.
Regarding Printer John Miller. In addition to being buried in the Old Stone Church cemetery, Miller was largely responsible for its founding. It was Miller who donated seventeen acres for the church to be built upon. His name also adorns one of the buildings on the campus of Tri-County Technical College. Miller Hall, the first building on the right after entering the college, is the home of the departments of admissions, student records, and financial aid.
Also see . . .
1. The Trial of John Miller, Printer. Before coming to America, John Miller stirred up quite a bit of trouble in London. He spent much of his time behind bars for articles that he published. This is the proceedings of a trail in 1770. (Submitted on September 14, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Printer John Miller (Submitted on September 14, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Old Stone Church (Clemson). Old Stone Church is a church building built in 1802. (Submitted on November 18, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Letters of Junius. Junius was the pseudonym of a writer who contributed a series of letters to the Public Advertiser, from January 21, 1769 to January 21, 1772. It is believed by some that John Miller was either one of the writers of the letters or know the writer, a secret he carried to his grave. (Submitted on November 18, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Miller's Weekly Messenger
Miller’s Weekly Messenger was established Jan 16, 1807 by John Miller. When Miller died, his son continued publishing the paper in 1812 when its name was changed to the Pendleton Messenger. The Messenger was published until June 1858 when it was sold to the an Anderson paper.
— Submitted September 30, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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