Ehrhardt in Colleton County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
John Jacob Heyer
Eight Hundred fifty-three feet west of
this marker lies the Northwest corner
of the three hundred acre tract
The Colonial Governor's Council
to John Jacob Heyer, Sr.
and his wife Mary Magdalene Wagner
of Pfalzgrafenweiler, Germany,
who landed with their children
John, Jacob, Michael
Cristopher and Godfrey
at Bedon's wharf, Charles Towne,
in October, 1751
Erected 1979 by Hiers Research Committee James Lawrence Heirs Chairman.
Location. 33° 1.803′ N, 81° 2.737′ W. Marker is in Ehrhardt, South Carolina, in Colleton County. Marker is on Confederate Hwy (SC 641), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. approx. 600 feet W. of US 601, west end of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Ehrhardt SC 29081, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherry Grove Christian Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); St. Johns Baptist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Battle At Rivers Bridge / Rivers Bridge Memorials (approx. 3 miles away); Colleton County Confederate Soldiers A Tradition of Remembering, A Legacy of Preservation (approx. 3.3 miles away); Four County WW II Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 3.3 miles away); Rivers Bridge Confederate Dead (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ehrhardt.
Regarding John Jacob Heyer. Today,Eight Hundred fifty-three feet west of this marker , only wooded tracts, swamps and highway SC 641 are seen
Also see . . . John Jacob Heyer (Johan Jakob Hayr), Generation No. 4. He was granted by the Governor in the name of King George II, three hundred acres on the north side of the main swamp of SaItcatcher River in Colleton County. The name "Heyer" became Hire/Hier/Hiers. (Submitted on April 29, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 4,069 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.