Georgetown in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1940 by Georgetown County A-1. (Marker Number 22-3.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
Location. 33° 12.729′ N, 79° 22.923′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on S. Fraser Street (U.S. 17). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 494 Hopsewee Road, Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Oaks Plantation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas Pinckney / St. James, Santee (approx. 3 miles away); Hampton Plantation (was approx. 3.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); St. James Santee Parish Church Retreat Rice Plantation (approx. 6.4 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 8.1 miles away); 1st Battalion 178th Field Artillery (approx. 8½ miles away); St. James Santee Parish Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Regarding Hopsewee. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971:
Hopsewee (added 1971 - - #71000782)
Also known as Thomas Lynch,Jr.,Birthplace;Hopsewee-on-the-Santee
12 mi. S of Georgetown on U.S. 17 , Georgetown
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Person
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: Other
♦ Historic Person: Lynch,Thomas,Jr.
♦ Significant Year: 1763, 1749
♦ Area of Significance: Politics/Government, Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1750-1799, 1700-1749
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
Also see . . .
1. From Wikipedia, Thomas Lynch, Jr. He and his wife went sailing through the infamous spot known as the Bermuda Triangle, and went missing. This incident (Submitted on February 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. National Historic Landmark page for Hopsewee. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
3. South Carolina Department of Archives and History entry for Hopsewee. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Persons • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,048 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on October 26, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 5. submitted on February 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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