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Near Pawleys Island in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Theodosia Burr Alston

 
 
Theodosia Burr Alston Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 14, 2011
1. Theodosia Burr Alston Marker
Inscription. Daughter of Aaron Burr and one of the most learned women of her era; wife of Governor Joseph Alston, who is buried west of here, with Aaron Burr Alston, their ten-year-old son; sailed from Georgetown on Dec. 30, 1812 on the schooner Patriot to join her father in New York and disappeared off the N.C. coast during a terrific storm.
 
Erected 1970 by Theodosia Burr Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 22-24.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 33° 31.053′ N, 79° 5.736′ W. Marker is near Pawleys Island, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Henry Flagg Loop near William Alston Loop, in the median. Click for map. Marker is in Brookgreen Gardens, Between Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet on U.S. 17. It is in the main parking lot at the Welcome Center in one of the medians. There is a per person fee to enter the gardens. Once paid it grants the bearer access for seven consecutive days. Marker is in this post office area: Pawleys Island SC 29585, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Alston (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s Visit
Theodosia Burr Alston Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Archibald Biggs
2. Theodosia Burr Alston Marker
This photograph shows the marker in its original colors at its original location on William Alston Loop (then Allston Circle Drive).
(within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Allston (within shouting distance of this marker); Brookgreen Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph & Theodosia Burr Alston (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hot and Hot Fish Club (approx. 2.6 miles away); All Saints Parish (1767) / All Saints, Waccamaw (approx. 4.3 miles away); Chicora Wood (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pawleys Island.
 
More about this marker. Maker was originally erected on William Alston Loop (then Allston Circle Drive). The four markers spaced along the drive were removed by the Gardens for a few years before being placed together in the parking lot in 2010.
 
Also see . . .  The Fate of Thodosia Burr. Article by Eric Hause. (Submitted on February 25, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Theodosia Burr Alston Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 14, 2011
3. Theodosia Burr Alston Marker
Marker is now in one of the medians in the parking lot at the Welcome Center.
Theodosia Burr Alston image. Click for full size.
By John Vanderlyn (Oil Portrait), 1802
4. Theodosia Burr Alston
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,369 times since then and 156 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by William Archibald Biggs of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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