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Kingstree in Williamsburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Captain Roger Gordon

 
 
Captain Roger Gordon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, March 18, 2012
1. Captain Roger Gordon Marker
Inscription.  In 1732 Roger Gordon led 40 Scotch Irish to found Williamsburg Township, (Kingstree), one of 11 inland sites granted by the Provincial Governor in King George’s plan to develop a successful English colony in South Carolina. In 1738 the town acquired 2 acres of his land to build Williamsburg Meeting House, original site of the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church and this cemetery. Capt. Gordon died in 1750.
 
Erected 1999 by S.C. Society, Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list.
 
Location. 33° 40.028′ N, 79° 49.034′ W. Marker is in Kingstree, South Carolina, in Williamsburg County. Marker is on East Main Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located in the Kingstree Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingstree SC 29556, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Witherspoon (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen A. Swails House (approx.
Captain Roger Gordon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, March 18, 2012
2. Captain Roger Gordon Marker
View of the marker from Main Street
0.4 miles away); St. Alban’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Williamsburgh (approx. 0.8 miles away); Willamsburg County Veterans Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Williamsburg County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Muster Ground and Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Thurgood Marshall, J.D. (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingstree.
 
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, March 18, 2012
3. Overview
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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