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St. Charles in Lee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Rev. John Leighton Wilson, D.D.

 
 
Rev. John Leighton Wilson, D.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Rev. John Leighton Wilson, D.D. Marker
Inscription.  His home stood on this site. With his wife, Jane Bayard Wilson, he served as a Presbyterian missionary on the western coast of Africa 1833-1852. He advocated ending the slave trade and by 1844 had freed all his own slaves. Foreign Mission Secretary in the Presbyterian Church for 33 years, he served as a chaplain, C.S.A.
 
Erected 1963 by Lee County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 31-3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRChurches & ReligionWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 3.145′ N, 80° 11.78′ W. Marker is in St. Charles, South Carolina, in Lee County. Marker is on Nancy Branch Road (State Highway 31-154), on the right when traveling north. Located about 1.8 mi. South of its intersection with U.S. Hwy. 401. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mayesville SC 29104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Mayesville Story (approx. 4.6 miles
Rev. John Leighton Wilson, D.D. Marker, looking north along Nancy Branch Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 1, 2011
2. Rev. John Leighton Wilson, D.D. Marker, looking north along Nancy Branch Road.
away); Rev. Thomas Reese English (approx. 4.6 miles away); Birthplace of Mary McLeod Bethune (approx. 5 miles away); Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Beulah School (approx. 6.9 miles away); Ellison Durant Smith (approx. 7.2 miles away); Lynchburg Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Rev. John Leighton Wilson, D.D. Marker, looking south image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 1, 2011
3. Rev. John Leighton Wilson, D.D. Marker, looking south
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 11, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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