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Near Murrells Inlet in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Washington Allston

 
 
Washington Allston Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 14, 2011
1. Washington Allston Marker
The nearby Theodosia Burr Alston marker can be seen to the right in the background.
Inscription.  Washington Allston, “the American Titian,” artist and author, was born at Brookgreen, Nov. 5, 1779. He studied in London, Paris, and Venice. He had a studio in London 1811–1818; in Boston 1818–1830; in Cambridge, 1830–1843, where he died, July 9, 1843. Allston was, said Coleridge, a painter born to renew the 16th century.
 
Erected 1941 by Georgetown County. (Marker Number 22-11.)
 
Location. 33° 31.08′ N, 79° 5.746′ W. Marker is near Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Henry Flagg Loop near William Alston Loop, in the median. It is in the main parking lot at the Welcome Center in one of the medians. There is a per person fee to enter the gardens. Once paid it grants the bearer access for seven consecutive days. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1931 Brookgreen Garden Drive, Murrells Inlet SC 29576, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brookgreen Plantation (a few steps from this marker); Washington’s Visit (within shouting distance of this marker);
Washington Allston Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Archibald Biggs
2. Washington Allston Marker
This photograph shows the marker at its original location on William Alston Loop (then Allston Circle Drive).
Joseph Alston (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodosia Burr Alston (within shouting distance of this marker); Brookgreen Gardens (approx. ¼ mile away); Joseph & Theodosia Burr Alston (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hot and Hot Fish Club (approx. 2.6 miles away); All Saints Parish (1767) / All Saints, Waccamaw (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murrells Inlet.
 
More about this marker. Maker was originally erected on William Alston Loop (then Allston Circle Drive). The four markers spaced along the drive were removed by the Gardens for a few years before being placed together in the parking lot in 2010.
 
Additional keywords. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet, critic and philosopher
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Washington Allston Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 14, 2011
3. Washington Allston Marker
Marker is now in one of the medians in the parking lot at the Welcome Center.
Washington Allston image. Click for full size.
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4. Washington Allston
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,108 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 15, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on April 15, 2009, by William Archibald Biggs of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.   3. submitted on February 15, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on February 25, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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