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Near Georgetown in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Prospect Hill

 
 
Prospect Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Prospect Hill Marker
Inscription.  On his tour south to inspect the defenses of the Atlantic coast, President Monroe reached Prospect Hill, Col. Benjamin Hugerís residence, April 21, 1819. During his stay, April 21-24, he was lavishly entertained by his host and by the citizens and the town council of Georgetown.
 
Erected 1991 by Georgetown County Historical Society. (Marker Number 22-4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 21, 1816.
 
Location. 33° 22.067′ N, 79° 13.267′ W. Marker is near Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) south of Arcadia Plantation Drive. Marker is beside the southbound lanes of Route 17. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hobcaw Barony (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belle W. Baruch (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named
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Hobcaw Barony (approx. half a mile away); Clifton Plantation (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lafayette (approx. 0.8 miles away); DeBordieu Beach (approx. one mile away); Attacks Upon Georgetown (approx. 2.2 miles away); William Screven (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Regarding Prospect Hill. Prospect Hill is on the Waccamaw River, and is now part of Arcadia Plantation, which is privately owned.
 
Also see . . .  Prospect Hill Plantation. Entry in South Carolina Plantations website. (Submitted on January 21, 2008.) 
 
Additional keywords. James Monroe
 
Prospect Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. Prospect Hill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,648 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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Jun. 23, 2024