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Near Bennettsville in Marlboro County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Welsh Neck Settlement
 
Welsh Neck Settlement Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
1. Welsh Neck Settlement Marker
 
Inscription. Welsh Baptists from Pennsylvania and Delaware settled on the east bank of the Pee Dee as early as 1737. Most of the lands in the Welsh Neck, from Crooked Creek to Hunt's Bluff, had been granted by 1746. A Baptist congregation was organized in 1738. The first church, predecessor of the Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill, stood one mile upstream.
 
Erected 1970 by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 35-5.)
 
Location. 34° 31.652′ N, 79° 49.72′ W. Marker is near Bennettsville, South Carolina, in Marlboro County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 15 and Kolb's Tomb Road/River Landing Road (County Road 461), on the left when traveling south on U.S. 15. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bennettsville SC 29512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Abel Kolb's Murder / Welsh Neck Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Execution of Adam Cusack (approx. 1.1 miles away); Society Hill Depot (approx. 1.1 miles away); Long Bluff (approx. 1.6 miles away); Welsh Neck Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lawrence Faulkner / Simon Brown (approx. 1.7 miles away); Henry C. Burn House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Trinity Church (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
Wide view of the Welsh Neck Settlement Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
2. Wide view of the Welsh Neck Settlement Marker
 

 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Welsh Neck-Long Bluff-Society Hill Historic District National Register of Historic Places Nom. Form. (Submitted on June 11, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. The Royal Colony of South Carolina - The Welsh Settlers. (Submitted on June 11, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
The site of the abandoned Welsh Neck Baptist Church and Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
3. The site of the abandoned Welsh Neck Baptist Church and Cemetery
The church cemetery is located on the banks of the Great Pee Dee River. One of the few remaining identifiable graves is that of Colonel Abel Kolb. Kolb's grave is under the clump of trees on the left.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 790 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
 
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