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

Joseph Alston

 
 
Joseph Alston Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, February 14, 2011
1. Joseph Alston Marker
Inscription. Joseph Alston (1779–1816) was educated at the College of Charleston and at Princeton. He inherited The Oaks Plantation and in 1801, married Theodosia, daughter of Aaron Burr. Alston was a member of the S.C. House (1802–12), its speaker for five years, governor (1812–14), and Senator (1814–16). He is buried at The Oaks Cemetery about 2 miles west.
 
Erected 1981 by The Aaron Burr Association. (Marker Number 22-14.)
 
Location. 33° 31.059′ N, 79° 5.754′ 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. Theodosia Burr Alston (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Allston (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s Visit
Joseph Alston Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Archibald Biggs
2. Joseph 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); 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.
 
Additional keywords. Theodosia Burr Alston
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Joseph Alston Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, February 14, 2011
3. Joseph Alston Marker
Marker is now in one of the medians in the parking lot at the Welcome Center.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 996 times since then and 76 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. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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