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Greenwood in Greenwood County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Francis Salvador


Francis Salvador (1747-1776) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 5, 2008
1. Francis Salvador (1747-1776) Marker
This young English Jew settled near Coronaca in 1774, representing Ninety Six District in the provincial congresses of 1775-1776, and died in defense of his adopted home on Aug. 1, 1776. He was the first South Carolinian of his faith to hold an elective public office and the first to die for American independence.
Erected 1960 by Jewish Citizens of Greenwood. (Marker Number 24-11.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1934.
Location. 34° 14.397′ N, 82° 6.106′ W. Marker is in Greenwood, South Carolina, in Greenwood County. Marker is at the intersection of Christian Road (Old State Highway 72) and Laurens Highway (State Highway 221), on the right when traveling south on Christian Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwood SC 29649, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away); Emerald Farm (approx. 3 miles away); Gleamns
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(approx. 3.7 miles away); Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lynching in America / The Phoenix Massacre (approx. 3.7 miles away); Benjamin E. Mays Birthplace (approx. 3.7 miles away); Dr. Benjamin James Sanders, Jr. (approx. 3.8 miles away); Siloam Baptist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwood.
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry: Francis Salvador. Francis Salvador (1747 – August 1, 1776), was the first American Jew to be killed in the American Revolution. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,784 times since then and 72 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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