Georgetown in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Landing of Lafayette
Anniversary Of The Landing Of The
Marquis de Lafayette
at North Island on Winyah Bay
June 13, 1777
and the First Day Issue of the
Lafayette Memorial Stamp
in Georgetown, South Carolina
June 13, 1952
Erected by City of Georgetown, Mayor S.L. Rosen and Councilmen.
Location. 33° 22.098′ N, 79° 17.184′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Front Street near King Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Front Street, Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of Georgetown (a few steps from this marker); Kaminski House (a few steps from this marker); 24 Pound Naval Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Stewart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kaminski House Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Hayne Rainey Park (about 300 feet Kaminski House Museum (about 300 feet away); Georgetown’s Industrious Past (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Also see . . .
1. Anniversary of the Landing of LaFayette. The young nobleman’s association with the American War for Independence began in 1775. In that year, LaFayette was participating in his own unit’s training in Metz. During this bivouac LaFayette met the Marquis de Ruffec, the commander of the French army’s eastern force. As LaFayette recalled the event, it was at this meeting that he “first learned of that quarrel, my heart was enlisted and I thought only of joining the colors.” (Submitted on June 13, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. National Center for the American Revolution/Valley Forge Historical Society The Marquis de Lafayette. When Lafayette learned of the struggle of the Americans in their endeavor to secure their independence he resolved to come to the colonies to aid them in their efforts as a volunteer. He also persuaded several French officers to come with him. Eventually he landed near Charleston, South Carolina, June 13, 1777, and when the leaders learned of his (Submitted on June 13, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. First Day Cover Issue and Ceremonies
Few people in this day and younger age, know or ever use postage stamps or are aware of all the types of Philately. This placard centers around this history as well. To learn more about First Day Covers see: http://www.afdcs.org/fdccourse.html
— Submitted August 15, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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