Georgetown in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1940 by Georgetown County A-1. (Marker Number 22-3.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 17, 1865.
Location. 33° 12.729′ N, 79° 22.923′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on S. Fraser Street (U.S. 17). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 494 Hopsewee Road, Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this markerThe Oaks Plantation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas Pinckney / St. James, Santee (approx. 3 miles away); St. James Santee Parish Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Retreat Rice Plantation (approx. 6.4 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 8.1 miles away); 1st Battalion 178th Field Artillery (approx. 8½ miles away); St. James Santee Parish Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away); Richard Tillia Morrison (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Regarding Hopsewee. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971:
Hopsewee (added 1971 - - #71000782)
Also known as Thomas Lynch,Jr.,Birthplace;Hopsewee-on-the-Santee
12 mi. S of Georgetown on U.S. 17 , Georgetown
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Person
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: Other
♦ Historic Person: Lynch,Thomas,Jr.
♦ Significant Year: 1763, 1749
♦ Area of Significance: Politics/Government, Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1750-1799, 1700-1749
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
Also see . . .
1. From Wikipedia, Thomas Lynch, Jr. He and his wife went (Submitted on February 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. South Carolina Department of Archives and History entry for Hopsewee. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,254 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2. submitted on June 15, 2019, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 3, 4. submitted on February 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5. submitted on October 26, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 6. submitted on February 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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