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Poinsett Tavern

28 Elliott

 

Ścirca 1732 Ś

 
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By Brian Scott, September 20, 2011
1. Poinsett Tavern Marker
Inscription.
Elisha Poinsett
————
Builder

His descendant,
Joel Roberts Poinsett
one time Ambassador
to Mexico, introduced
the Poinsettia
to the United States

 
Location. 32° 46.55′ N, 79° 55.717′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Elliott Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28 Elliott Street, Greenville SC 29604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Bee's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ann Peacock House (within shouting distance of this marker); William Mills Tenement (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Christie House (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Legare House (within shouting distance of this marker); Heyward-Washington House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 26 Tradd Street (about 300 feet away); 23 Tradd Street (about 300 feet away); 83-85 Church Street (about 300 feet away); Col. Othneil Beale's House (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joel Roberts Poinsett.
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By Brian Scott, September 20, 2011
2. Poinsett Tavern Marker
Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1779 – December 12, 1851) was a physician, botanist and American statesman. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives, the first United States Minister to Mexico (the United States did not appoint ambassadors until 1896), a U.S. Secretary of War under Martin Van Buren and a cofounder of National Institute for the Promotion of Science and the Useful Arts (a predecessor of the Smithsonian Institution), as well as the eponym of Poinsett County, Arkansas, Poinsett Highway and the historic Poinsett Bridge in Greenville County, South Carolina, Poinsett State Park in Sumter County, SC, and the poinsettia, a popular Christmas flower. (Submitted on December 13, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Poinsettia. Euphorbia pulcherrima, commonly known as poinsettia or noche buena, is a species of flowering plant indigenous to Mexico and Central America. (Submitted on December 13, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
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By Brian Scott, September 20, 2011
3. Poinsett Tavern
Joel Roberts Poinsett<br>March 2, 1779 – December 12, 1851 image. Click for full size.
Charles Fenderich, Library of Congress
4. Joel Roberts Poinsett
March 2, 1779 – December 12, 1851
U.S. Special Agent to Latin American Counties 1810-1814
S.C. House of Rep 1816-1820
S.C. Board of Public Works 1818-1820
U.S. House of Rep from S.C. 1821-1825
Sp U.S. Envoy to Mexico 1822-1823
U.S. Amb to Mexico 1825-1830
S.C. House of Rep 1830-1833
U.S. Sec of War 1837–1841
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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