Near Van Wyck in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Stephen Decatur Miller
Governor of South Carolina from 1828 until 1830, Miller was born near here May 8, 1787, the son of Charles and Margaret White Miller. He served in the US House of Representatives (1822-1828), and US Senate (1831-1833). He died March 8, 1838 in Raymond, Mississippi and is buried there.
After his graduation from South Carolina College in 1808 and his admission to the bar in 1811, Miller practiced law for many years. He was one of South Carolina's foremost leaders of the states' rights movement, which culminated in the ordinance of nullification, 1832. A Diary From Dixie is based upon diaries kept by his daughter, Mary Boykin Chesnut.
Erected 1989 by Lancaster County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 29-18.)
Location. 34° 51.909′ N, 80° 48.318′ W. Marker is near Van Wyck, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) and West Rebound Road, on the left when traveling north on Charlotte Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Van Wyck SC 29744, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew Jackson Birthplace (approx. one Andrew Jackson State Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Birthplace of Andrew Jackson (approx. 1.6 miles away); School Days in the Waxhaws (approx. 1.7 miles away); Welcome to Andrew Jackson State Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); Heart of the Community (approx. 1.7 miles away); Birthplace of Andrew Jackson Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Welcome to the Andrew Jackson State Park Museum (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Van Wyck.
Categories. • Notable Persons • Politics •
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