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Walterboro in Colleton County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Walterboro

 
 
Walterboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 26, 2009
1. Walterboro Marker
Inscription. Settled by Paul and Jacob Walter in 1784. Became a summer resort for Edisto, Combahee and Ashepoo planters. Incorporated in 1826. Since 1822 the County Seat of Colleton. In the court house was held, June 1826, the first Nullification Meeting under the leadership of Robert Barnwell Rhett, the "Father of Sucession." Robert Y. Hayne and James Hamilton.
 
Erected 1950 by The Colleton County Historical Society.
 
Location. 32° 54.175′ N, 80° 40.019′ W. Marker is in Walterboro, South Carolina, in Colleton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Jefferies Boulevard and East Wasghington Street on North Jefferies Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Colleton County Court House. Marker is in this post office area: Walterboro SC 29488, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Walterboro Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colleton County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Colleton County Veterans War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Walterborough Academy (approx.
Walterboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
2. Walterboro Marker
0.4 miles away); Walterborough Library Society (approx. half a mile away); Hickory Valley (approx. half a mile away); Bethel Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Walterboro.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry. Walterboro (originally spelled Walterborough) was founded in 1783 as a summer retreat for local planters looking to escape their malaria-ridden, lowcountry plantations. (Submitted on April 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Walterboro Marker at the Colleton County Courthouse, Northwest Lawn image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
3. Walterboro Marker at the Colleton County Courthouse, Northwest Lawn
Walterboro Marker at the corner of Jefferies Blvd. and Washington Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
4. Walterboro Marker at the corner of Jefferies Blvd. and Washington Street
 
 
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