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Pendleton in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Printer John Miller
 
Printer John Miller Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, July 24, 2008
1. Printer John Miller Marker
 
Inscription.
This London newspaper publisher and defender of a free press emigrated to Charleston in 1783 where he served as state printer and publisher of the first daily newspaper in South Carolina. Later in Pendleton he founded Miller's Weekly Messenger the first Up Country newspaper. His body lies buried in the Old Stone Church Cemetery.
 
Erected 1960 by Anderson County Historical Association and New Era Pendleton Club. (Marker Number 4-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Anderson County Historical Association/Society marker series.
 
Location. 34° 39.086′ N, 82° 46.878′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Queen Street (South Carolina Route 88) and North Broad Streets, on the right when traveling north on East Queen Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pendleton SC 29670, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African American School Site (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Health & Heritage Walking Trail (about 600 feet away); Pendleton (about 600 feet away); Hunter's Store (about 600 feet away); Old Mill Stone (about 700 feet away); Farmers Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Green Clemson (approx. ¼ mile away); Clement Hoffman Stevens (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Thomas Green Clemson (approx. ¼ mile away); Barnard Elliott Bee (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Pendleton.
 
Printer John Miller Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, July 24, 2008
2. Printer John Miller Marker
 

 
Regarding Printer John Miller. In addition to being buried in the Old Stone Church cemetery, Miller was largely responsible for its founding. It was Miller who donated seventeen acres for the church to be built upon. His name also adorns one of the buildings on the campus of Tri-County Technical College. Miller Hall, the first building on the right after entering the college, is the home of the departments of admissions, student records, and financial aid.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Trial of John Miller, Printer. Before coming to America, John Miller stirred up quite a bit of trouble in London. He spent much of his time behind bars for articles that he published. This is the proceedings of a trail in 1770. (Submitted on September 14, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Printer John Miller. Chapter Six of Remembering South Carolina's Old Pendleton District by Hurley E. Badders. (Submitted on September 14, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Old Stone Church (Clemson). Old Stone Church is a church building built in 1802. (Submitted on November 18, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Letters of Junius. Junius was the pseudonym of a writer who contributed a series of letters to the Public Advertiser, from January 21, 1769 to January 21, 1772. It is believed by some that John Miller was either one of the writers of the letters or know the writer, a secret he carried to his grave. (Submitted on November 18, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
 
Miller Family Marker<br>Old Stone Church Cemetery<br>Pendleton, S.C. Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
3. Miller Family Marker
Old Stone Church Cemetery
Pendleton, S.C.
Central Piece:
John Miller
Pioneer Printer and Publisher born in
London England. Died in Pendleton S.C.
1730-1809
An English Gentleman
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John Miller 2nd
London England Pendleton S.C.
1770-1828
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John Miller 3rd
Pendleton S.C. Bachelors Retreat
1794-1876
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In these noble men their wives and their
descendants who rest in this sacred soil
is this stone lovingly dedicated.
 
1. Miller's Weekly Messenger

Miller’s Weekly Messenger was established Jan 16, 1807 by John Miller. When Miller died, his son continued publishing the paper in 1812 when its name was changed to the Pendleton Messenger. The Messenger was published until June 1858 when it was sold to the an Anderson paper.
    — Submitted September 30, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
 
Florence McWhorter Miller Tombstone<br>Old Stone Church Cemetery<br>Pendleton, S.C. Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
4. Florence McWhorter Miller Tombstone
Old Stone Church Cemetery
Pendleton, S.C.
Memorial to
Florence McWhorter Miller
1868 - 1939
Who Placed the John Miller
Ledger Here 1925
By Her Children 1965
 
 
Miller Tombstone<br>Old Stone Church Cemetery<br>Pendleton, S.C. Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
5. Miller Tombstone
Old Stone Church Cemetery
Pendleton, S.C.
Memorial to
John C. Calhoun Miller
1850 - 1913

Native of Old Pendleton Dist.
Teacher Farmer Printer
Jane Calhoun Miller
1767 - 1869

Devoted Christian & Midwife
By Descendants in 1976
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,253 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 30, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   2. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on December 18, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on January 3, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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