Pinckney Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Born in South Carolina, Pinckney was educated in England and served in the First and Second Provincial Congresses. A commander in the Revolution, he later served in the SC General Assembly, signed the US Constitution, and was a delegate to the SC Constitutional Convention of 1790 in Columbia. Pinckney spent part of his life on this island.
Pinckney, a leader in S.C.'s educational, political, cultural and religious affairs, inherited this island in 1769. He was made ambassador to France in 1796. Appointed by President Adams in 1797 to a committee negotiating maritime problems with France, Pinckney became known for his refusal of bribery in the “XYZ” affair.
Erected 1987 by Beaufort County Historical Society. (Marker Number 07-19.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. Former U.S. Presidents: #02 John Adams, and the South Carolina, Beaufort County Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1790.
Location. 32° 13.767′ N, 80° 47.083′ W. Marker is on Pinckney Island, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Pinckney Wildlife Refuge near William Wilton Parkway (U.S. 278), on the right. Located on Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, approx. 100 yards from US 278. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bluffton SC 29910, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pinckney Island (here, next to this marker); Charlie Simmons, Sr. (approx. 2˝ miles away); William Simmons House (approx. 2˝ miles away); Campbell Chapel A.M.E. (approx. 4˝ miles away); The Burning of Bluffton (approx. 4˝ miles away); First African Baptist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bluffton United Methodist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named First African Baptist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bluffton (approx. 4.6 miles away); Church of the Cross (approx. 4.6 miles away).
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1. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. Charles Cotesworth "C.C." Pinckney (February 25, 1746 – August 16, 1825), was an early American statesman of South Carolina, Revolutionary War veteran, and delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He was twice nominated by the Federalist Party as its presidential candidate. He lost both elections. (Submitted on March 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. The XYZ Affair. "The XYZ Affair was a 1797 diplomatic episode that worsened relations between France and the United States and led to the undeclared Quasi-War of 1798." (Submitted on March 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. The Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is a 4,053-acre (16 km) National Wildlife Refuge located in Beaufort County, South Carolina between the mainland and Hilton Head Island. Named after Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, it was established to provide a nature and forest preserve for aesthetic and conservation purposes. (Submitted on March 20, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,983 times since then and 124 times this year. Last updated on May 9, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3, 4. submitted on March 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5, 6. submitted on March 20, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 7. submitted on March 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 8. submitted on August 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 9. submitted on March 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.