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

William Doyle Morgan House

 
 
William Doyle Morgan House Marker, Side 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. William Doyle Morgan House Marker, Side 1
Inscription.  732 Prince Street was the home of William Doyle Morgan (1853–1938), mayor 1891–1906 and the catalyst for much of Georgetown’s growth and prosperity by the turn of the century. He helped give the city what one observer called “the snap and vim of twentieth century progress,” such as a modern water and sewer system, electric lights, macadamized streets, sidewalks, a deepened harbor, and jetties in Winyah Bay.

When Morgan retired in 1906, citizens presented him a sterling silver punch bowl in recognition of his “Zeal and Energy” and “Untiring Efforts for the Improvement of the City and Her Harbor.” He founded and was president of the Bank of Georgetown 1891–1927. Morgan, a devout Catholic, was also instrumental in the construction of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, built in 1899–1901 and consecrated in 1902.
 
Erected 1997 by Georgetown County Historical Society. (Marker Number 22-43.)
 
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topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 33° 22.05′ N, 79° 16.933′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is at the intersection of Prince Street and Broad Street, on the left when traveling east on Prince Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 732 Prince Street, Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Georgetown County Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 732 - 734 Front Street (about 500 feet away); 726 Front Street (about 500 feet away); 724 Front Street (about 500 feet away); 718 Front Street (about 500 feet away); Only Colonial Banking House in America (about 500 feet away); Prince George’s Parish Church, Winyah (about 500 feet away); Prince George Winyah Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  Biographical Sketch
William Doyle Morgan House Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. William Doyle Morgan House Marker, Side 2
. “ ‘His love for Georgetown knew no bounds. He was always progressive and public spirited and ready to respond to any call for the benefit of Georgetown.’ —The Georgetown Times, 2 September 1938.” (Submitted on May 4, 2008.) 
 
William Doyle Morgan House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 6, 2010
3. William Doyle Morgan House Marker
William Doyle Morgan House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
4. William Doyle Morgan House
St. Mary's Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
5. St. Mary's Catholic Church
The church is at 317 Broad Street, a block away.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,317 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on June 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on May 4, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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