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Screven Cemetery

 
 
Screven Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Screven Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Here are buried William Screven (1624–1713) and other members of his family. A native of England, he migrated to Kittery, Me., and was persecuted by New England authorities for non-conformity. He and other members of the Kittery Church came to S.C. by 1696. They settled in Charleston and became the First Baptist Church in the South. He was the first Baptist preacher in the South. His son, Elisha, was a founder of Georgetown.
 
Erected 1974 by S.C. Baptist Historial Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1696.
 
Location. 33° 21.966′ N, 79° 16.86′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker can be reached from Screven Street near Prince Street. It is in the parking lot across Screven Street from the Courthouse. 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 walking distance of this marker. Elisha Screven / William Screven (within shouting distance of this
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marker); Only Colonial Banking House in America (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Sinking Of The USS Harvest Moon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town Clock / Kaminski Building (about 500 feet away); Marquis de Lafayette (about 500 feet away); The Rice Museum (about 500 feet away); South Carolina Champion Oak (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Screven Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. Screven Cemetery Marker
Tablet is at the end of the brick walkway. Stone shown in Photo 3 can be seen behind the bush to the right of the tablet.
Alex Pyoss (1922–1961) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
3. Alex Pyoss (1922–1961)
“Alex Pyoss, South Carolina STM1 USNR, World War II. December 20, 1922 – February 26, 1961.”
 
 
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 1,482 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Sep. 24, 2023