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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pawleys Island in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

R. F. W. Allston House

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November 26, 2005
1. Allston House Marker
Inscription.  This summer residence was owned by Robert F. W. Allston (1801–1864) when the state of SC granted the marsh behind it to him in 1846. Allston was a large property owner, a successful rice planter, and served as governor of SC 1856–58. The house remained in the family until 1901. After Hurricane Hugo struck SC in 1989, the house was placed on higher wooden posts.
Erected 1994 by Pawleys Island Civic Association. (Marker Number 22 30.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
Location. 33° 25.252′ N, 79° 7.622′ W. Marker is on Pawleys Island, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on State Road S-22-10. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pawleys Island SC 29585, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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are within walking distance of this marker. P. C. J. Weston House / Pelican Inn (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ward House (approx. 0.2 miles away); All Saints Summer Parsonage / The Rectory (approx. 0.2 miles away); R.F.W. Allston Causeway (approx. ¼ mile away); All Saints Academy Summer House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pawleys Island.
Additional commentary.
1. Allston Ancestry
I believe that I am related to The Allston’s. The Seventh Generation of the family of Mary Bacot and Peter Allston, Jr. are my ancestors. I am making a trip back to Myrtle Beach, SC in April of 2008 and I plan to visit the home. I will bring with me the information that I have. Thank you.
    — Submitted November 1, 2007, by Geraldine White of Discovery Bay, California.
Allston House Marker image. Click for full size.
November 26, 2005
2. Allston House Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2006. This page has been viewed 2,316 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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