Murrells Inlet in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1982 by Brookgreen Gardens. (Marker Number 22-13.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 28, 1908.
Location. 33° 31.073′ N, 79° 5.73′ W. Marker is in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Henry Flagg Loop near William Alston Loop. Marker is in Brookgreen Gardens, Between Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet on U.S. 17. 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 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington Allston (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodosia Burr Alston (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Alston (within shouting distance of this marker); Brookgreen Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Brookgreen Gardens (approx. ¼ mile away); Joseph & Theodosia Burr Alston (approx. 1.1 miles away); An Ancient Tool for a Modern Task (approx. 1.8 miles away); The World is My Oyster (approx. 1.8 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.
Regarding Washington’s Visit. Dr. Henry Collins Flagg (1742–1801) from Newport, Rhode Island, had married Rachel Moore (1757–1839), widow of William Allston (d.1781).
Additional keywords. Washington's Southern Tour
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,268 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.