Near Murrells Inlet in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Joseph & Theodosia Burr Alston
And Their Son Aaron Burr Alston
The lot of this Citizen was no common one to the state. To its service he devoted himself from early years. On the floors of its Legislature, he was distinguished for his extensive information & his transcendent eloquence; in the chair of the House of Representatives, for impartial, correct decisions; & every where, he was distinguished for his zealous attachment to republican principles.
In the capacity of Chief Magistrate of the State when both the honour & the responsibility of the trust were heightened by the difficulties and dangers of the war of 1812, he by his indomitable activity & his salutary measures earned new titled to the respect & the Gratitude of his fellow citizens.
This great man was also a good one. He met death with that fortitude with which
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1812.
Location. 33° 30.633′ N, 79° 6.767′ W. Marker is near Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker can be reached from Brookgreen Gardens near U.S. 17. Marker is the Alston Family Cemetery at the Oaks Plantation, which can only be reached by scheduled Oaks Plantation tours from Brookgreen Gardens. There is a fee to enter the gardens and another to board the bus to the plantation ruins and the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr, Murrells Inlet SC 29576, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Alston (approx. 1.1 miles away); Brookgreen Plantation (approx. 1.1 miles away); Theodosia Burr Alston (approx. 1.1 miles away); Washington Allston (approx. 1.1 miles away); Washington’s Visit (approx. 1.1 miles away); Brookgreen Gardens (approx. 1.3 miles away); An Ancient Tool for a Modern TaskAtalaya Dog Kennels (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murrells Inlet.
Regarding Joseph & Theodosia Burr Alston. Joseph Alston was born in 1778, Theodosia Burr in 1783, Aaron Alston in 1802. Joseph and Theodosia were maried in 1801. Joseph Alston (1778-1816) was the 44th Governor of South Carolina from 1812 to 1814.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,793 times since then and 227 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 19, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.