“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pawleys Island in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Washington’s Visit

Washington’s Visit Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 14, 2011
1. Washington’s Visit Marker
The nearby Joseph Alston marker can be seen in the distance on the right.
Inscription. On his southern tour in 1791 President George Washington spent the night of April 28 here at Brookgreen Plantation. He was the guest of its owner, Dr. Henry Collins Flagg, a surgeon in the Revolution, and his wife, the former Rachel Moore Allston. Washington left Brookgreen at 6 a.m. April 29 to breakfast at Clifton Plantation near Georgetown.
Erected 1982 by Brookgreen Gardens. (Marker Number 22-13.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
Location. 33° 31.073′ N, 79° 5.73′ W. Marker is in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Henry Flagg Loop near William Alston Loop. Touch for map. Marker is in Brookgreen Gardens, Between Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet on U.S. 17. It is in the main parking lot at the Welcome Center in one of the medians. There is a per person fee to enter the gardens. Once paid it grants the bearer access for seven consecutive days. Marker is in this post office area: Pawleys Island SC 29585, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington Allston (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodosia Burr Alston (within
Washington’s Visit Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 14, 2011
2. Washington’s Visit Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Alston (within shouting distance of this marker); Brookgreen Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph & Theodosia Burr Alston (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hot and Hot Fish Club (approx. 2.6 miles away); All Saints Parish (1767) / All Saints, Waccamaw (approx. 4.3 miles away); Murrells Inlet Boat Captains (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pawleys Island.
More about this marker. Maker was originally erected on William Alston Loop (then Allston Circle Drive). The four markers spaced along the drive were removed by the Gardens for a few years before being placed together in the parking lot in 2010.
Regarding Washington’s Visit. Dr. Henry Collins Flagg (1742–1801) from Newport, Rhode Island, had married Rachel Moore (1757–1839), widow of William Allston (d.1781).
Also see . . .  Rachel Allston, the Mistress of Brookgreen. Excerpt from the 2008 book by Lynn Michelsohn. (Submitted on March 6, 2009.) 
Additional keywords. Washington's Southern Tour
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,092 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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