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Summerton in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Anne Custis Burgess

 
 
Anne Custis Burgess Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 11, 2009
1. Anne Custis Burgess Marker
Inscription.  This is the childhood home of Anne Custis Burgess, who was born in 1874 in Mayersville. After receiving a diploma from Converse College, she taught music at Summerton, Williamston, and Winthrop College. At the time of her death in 1910 she was employed by Thornwell Orphanage. Miss Burgess composed the music and Henry Timrod the lyrics for "Carolina," which became the state song in 1911.
 
Erected 1980 by Clarendon County Historical Society. (Marker Number 14-4.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 33° 36.217′ N, 80° 21.211′ W. Marker is in Summerton, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on Church Street (U.S. 301) near Burgess Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Summerton SC 29148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Summerton Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elusive Francis Marion, 1780-1781 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Patriot Departs to Ride with Marion
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Mark A.M.E. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Siege of Fort Watson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wagon Travel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Senn's Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Patriot and the Redcoat (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summerton.
 
Regarding Anne Custis Burgess. "Carolina"
Written by Henry Timrod
Composed by Anne Custis Burgess
Hold up the glories of thy dead;
Say how thy elder children bled,
And point to Eutaw's battle-bed.
Carolina! Carolina!
Throw thy bold banner to the breeze!
Front with thy ranks the threatening seas
Like thine own proud armorial trees,
Carolina! Carolina!
Thy skirts indeed the foe may part,
Thy robe be pierced with sword and dart,
They shall not touch thy noble heart,
Carolina! Carolina!
Girt with such wills to do and bear,
Assured in right, and mailed in prayer,
Thou wilt not bow thee to despair,
Carolina! Carolina!
 
Anne Custis Burgess Marker and childhood house image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 11, 2009
2. Anne Custis Burgess Marker and childhood house
Anne Custis Burgess House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 11, 2009
3. Anne Custis Burgess House
Anne Custis Burgess Marker as seen along Church Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 11, 2009
4. Anne Custis Burgess Marker as seen along Church Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,445 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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