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

Lafayette

 
 
Lafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Lafayette Marker
Inscription.  
A lover of liberty, Lafayette left Bordeaux, France, March 26, 1777, “to conquer or perish” in the American cause, and arrived at Benjamin Huger’s summer home near here, June 14, 1777, where he spent his first night in America. He rendered eminent service in our struggle for independence.
 
Erected 1940 by Georgetown County. (Marker Number 22-8 (A-4).)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is June 14, 1777.
 
Location. 33° 21.87′ N, 79° 14.1′ W. Marker is near Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) south of Hobcaw Road. It 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 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clifton Plantation (here, next to this marker); Hobcaw Barony (approx. half a mile away); Belle W. Baruch (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Hobcaw Barony (approx. half a mile away); Prospect Hill
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Attacks Upon Georgetown (approx. 1½ miles away); DeBordieu Beach (approx. 1.8 miles away); William Screven (approx. 2½ miles away); Elisha Screven (approx. 2½ miles away); Antipedo Baptist Church / Old Baptist Cemetery (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834), in the U.S. often known simply as Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War. A close friend of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette was a key figure in the French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830. (Submitted on April 9, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Lafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Randy Tucker, Jun 2017
2. Lafayette Marker
Lafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 2, 2017
3. Lafayette Marker
Two Markers By the Side of the Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
4. Two Markers By the Side of the Road
This marker is the leftmost.
Lafayette Marker (left) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 2, 2017
5. Lafayette Marker (left)
Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph-Désiré Court, 1791
6. Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,959 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 21, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on April 11, 2018, by Randy Tucker of Greenville, South Carolina.   3. submitted on April 9, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on January 21, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   5, 6. submitted on April 9, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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