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

William Screven

 
 
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By Brian Scott, March 31, 2017
1. William Screven Monument
Inscription.
A pioneer Baptist preacher of
Somerton, England. Immigrated
to Kittery, Maine. Forced to leave
that state for preaching the
gospel. Came south with a group
of Baptists. Organized first
Baptist church in the South,
in 1683, at Charleston and
served First Baptist Church
there till 1706. Died in 1713
and buried in private yard at
Georgetown, S.C.
A servant of Christ, "pure in
morals, sound in doctrine,
abundant in labors."

 
Erected 1940 by Baptist State Convention.
 
Location. 33° 22.2′ N, 79° 16.65′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker can be reached from Church Street (U.S. 17). Touch for map. Monument is located in the Old Baptist Cemetery near the Confederate monument. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Antipedo Baptist Church / Old Baptist Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Elisha Screven (within shouting distance of this marker); Company A, 10th South Carolina Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Beth Elohim Cemetery
William Screven Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 31, 2017
2. William Screven Monument
(about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bethel Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Georgetown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prince George’s Parish Church, Winyah (approx. ¼ mile away); Prince George Winyah Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Only Colonial Banking House in America (approx. 0.3 miles away); Methodists (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 271 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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