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Stateburg in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

William Tennent

 
 
William Tennent Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. William Tennent Marker
Inscription. Third Presbyterian preacher of this name, Tennent died several miles south in 1777. He was born in 1740 of a renowned family of ministers and educators. From 1772 he served as pastor of the Independent Church of Charlestown. As a patriot, he prepared the up country for the Revolution and advocated the dissenters' appeal for equality in religious rights.
 
Erected 1977 by The Presbyterian Synod of the Southeast. (Marker Number 43-19.)
 
Location. 33° 56.667′ N, 80° 31.398′ W. Marker is in Stateburg, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is on Charles L. Griffith III Highway (State Road 261) near Broad Street (U.S. 76), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wedgefield SC 29168, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Charleston Road (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Stateburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joel Roberts Poinsett (approx. 0.8 miles away); Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 0.8 miles away); Church of the Holy Cross Stateburg / Holy Cross Churchyard
William Tennent Marker, along State Road 261, looking south image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2010
2. William Tennent Marker, along State Road 261, looking south
(approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Beech Creek / The Civil War Ends In S.C (approx. 2.1 miles away); High Hills Baptist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stateburg.
 
Regarding William Tennent. Graduated at Princeton in 1758 with Jeremias Van Rensselaer,( a man of great influence among the Indians ) and from 1772 till his death was pastor of a church in Charleston,
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 835 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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