Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
“on the bay, near Vendue Range”
in 1738, became the first woman newspaper publisher in America when she took control over publication of the
South Carolina Gazette
upon the death of her husband, Lewis Timothy. She continued to publish the paper until 1746 when her son, Peter Timothy, came of age and succeeded her.
This plaque in her honor was erected March 14, 1981, by the Lowcountry chapter, Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi.
Erected 1981 by Lowcountry chapter, Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Communications • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is March 14, 1780.
Location. 32° 46.718′ N, 79° 55.607′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Vendue Range Street east of East Bay Street. Marker is on the north wall of the Vendue Inn Hotel. Touch for map. Marker is at or near Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Farmers and Exchange Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 19 State Street (about 500 feet away); Robert Smalls (about 500 feet away); Slave Auctions (about 500 feet away); Charleston Harbor (about 500 feet away); The Footlight Players Workshop (about 600 feet away); Lee Cohen Harby (about 600 feet away); The Old Exchange (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Additional keywords. French Huguenot; Timothée
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,430 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3. submitted on November 17, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.