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Little River in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

George Whitefield

 
 
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Inscription. On Jan. 1, 1740, George Whitefield, a fiery disciple of Methodists John and Charles Wesley preached at a tavern near here. Observing patrons dancing, Whitefield exhorted them against that vice. Soon the dancers stopped and allowed Whitefield to baptize one of the children. After Whitefield had retired for the evening, the New Yearís spirit prevailed, and the dancing resumed.
 
Erected 1976 by The Horry County Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 26-2.)
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 51.873′ N, 78° 39.14′ W. Marker was in Little River, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker was on Highway 17 northbound lanes (U.S. 17) north of South Carolina Route 90, on the right. Click for map. It was before the crossover to Villas Drive. Marker was in this post office area: Little River SC 29566, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Fort Randall (approx. 1.4 miles away); Chestnut Consolidated School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Rebecca Randall Bryan (approx. 2.4 miles away); Sonnyís Pavilion (approx. 2.6 miles away); Roberts Pavilion / Ocean Drive Pavilion (approx. 3.4 miles away); Boundary House (approx. 3.5 miles away); South Carolina / North Carolina (approx. 4.1 miles away in North Carolina); North Carolina / South Carolina (approx. 4.1 miles away in North Carolina). Click for a list of all markers in Little River.
 
Also see . . .  Excerpt from the diary of Rev. George Whitefield. “By the advice of my companions, I went in amongst them whilst a woman was dancing a jig. At my first entrance I endeavoured to shew the folly of such entertainments, and to convince her how well-pleased the devil was at every step she took. For some time she endeavoured to outbrave me; neither fiddler nor she desisted, but at least she gave over and the musician laid aside his instrument...” (Submitted on February 22, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 927 times since then and 88 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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