Near Bennettsville in Marlboro County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Grave Of General Tristram Thomas / Saw Mill Baptist Church
Grave of General Tristram Thomas
In Saw Mill Church cemetery is the grave of Tristram Thomas, major of militia during the Revolution. At Hunt's Bluff, ten miles south, a band of Patriots under his command seized a British flotilla in 1780. He served as legislator, as first Brigadier General of the Cheraw Militia, and as commissioner for locating the county seat.
Saw Mill Baptist Church
In 1785 Philip Pledger donated to the Cheraw Hill Baptist Church a tract of land here adjoining his saw mill. Pledger's Saw Mill Church was eventually constituted in 1820 as a separate church. The original congregation relocated in 1832 as Bennettsville Church. Sawmill Church today is a member of the S. C. Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention.
Erected 1974 by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 35-18.)
Location. 34° 37.732′ N, 79° 46.301′ W. Marker is near Bennettsville, South Carolina, in Marlboro County. Marker is at the intersection of Williamette Rd. (South Carolina Route 912) and Saw Mill Church Road, on the left when traveling north on Williamette Rd.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bennettsville SC 29512, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Marlborough Court House / Old River Road (approx. 3.2 miles away); John Lowndes McLaurin (approx. 3.7 miles away); D.D. McColl House / D.D. McColl House (approx. 4.9 miles away); Marlborough County Court House (approx. 5 miles away); Bennettsville (approx. 5 miles away); Confederate Civil War Monument (approx. 5.1 miles away); General John McQueen (approx. 5.1 miles away); Bennettsville Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bennettsville.
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