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Hopsewee

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Hopsewee Marker
National Register of Historic Places #71000782
Inscription. Thomas Lynch, Jr., signer of the Declaration Of Independence, was born here Aug. 5, 1749. He was elected from St. James Parish, Santee, to 1st Provincial Congress, Dec. 19, 1774; to 2nd Provincial Congress, Aug. 7-8, 1775; to the Continental Congress, Mar, 23, 1776; Commissioned captain, provincial troops, June 17, 1775; served on committee to draft constitution for South Carolina, 1776. He was lost at sea, 1779.
 
Erected 1940 by Georgetown County A-1. (Marker Number 22-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 33° 12.729′ N, 79° 22.923′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on S. Fraser Street (U.S. 17). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 494 Hopsewee Road, Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Oaks Plantation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas Pinckney / St. James, Santee (approx. 3 miles away); Hampton Plantation (approx. 3.3 miles away but has been reported missing); St. James Santee Parish Church
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By Mike Stroud, February 15, 2009
2. Hopsewee Marker
(approx. 5.6 miles away); Retreat Rice Plantation (approx. 6.4 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 8.1 miles away); 1st Battalion 178th Field Artillery (approx. 8.5 miles away); St. James Santee Parish Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Regarding Hopsewee. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971:
Hopsewee (added 1971 - - #71000782)
Also known as Thomas Lynch,Jr.,Birthplace;Hopsewee-on-the-Santee
12 mi. S of Georgetown on U.S. 17 , Georgetown
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Person
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: Other
♦ Historic Person: Lynch,Thomas,Jr.
♦ Significant Year: 1763, 1749
♦ Area of Significance: Politics/Government, Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1750-1799, 1700-1749
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
 
Also see . . .
1. From Wikipedia, Thomas Lynch, Jr. He and his wife went sailing through the infamous spot known as the Bermuda Triangle, and went missing. This incident is
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Wikipedia
3. Thomas Lynch, Jr
put down in record as the first disappearence dealing with the Bermuda Triangle. In other words, it's first "victim" (Submitted on February 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. National Historic Landmark page for Hopsewee. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
3. South Carolina Department of Archives and History entry for Hopsewee. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsPolitics
 
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South Carolina Department of Archives and History
4. Hopsewee
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By Mike Stroud, 2009
5. Hopsewee
 
 
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