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Francis Salvador

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
1. Francis Salvador Marker
Inscription. Commemorating
Francis Salvador
1747-1776
First Jew in South Carolina to hold public office and to die for American Independence
He came to Charles Town from his native London in 1773 to develop extensive family landholdings in the frontier district of Ninety Six. As a deputy to the Provincial Congress of South Carolina, 1775 and 1776. He served with distinction in the creation of this state and nation, participating as a volunteer in an expedition against Indians and Tories, he was killed from ambush near the Keowee River, August 1, 1776.
Born an aristocrat, he became a democrat; an Englishman, he cast his lot with America; true to his ancient faith, he gave his life for new hopes of human liberty and understanding.
 
Erected 1950 by Historical Commission of Charleston, S.C.
 
Location. 32° 46.617′ N, 79° 55.82′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Meeting Street and Broad Street. Touch for map. The marker is located in a park at the intersection of Meeting Street and Broad Street located behind the City Hall and the Fireproof Building. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Francis Salvador Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
2. Francis Salvador Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. P.G.T. Beauregard (a few steps from this marker); Washington Light Infantry Monument (a few steps from this marker); Prayer Composed By Ellison Capers (a few steps from this marker); Henry Timrod (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Gibbes (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain John Christie (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Ravenel II House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jewish Virtual Library. Brief biography of Francis Salvador (Submitted on February 14, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 

2. Jewish Encyclopedia. (Submitted on February 14, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
3. Jewish World Review. (Submitted on February 14, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker is in Washington Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
3. Marker is in Washington Park
Washington Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
4. Washington Park
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
5. Washington Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,133 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 14, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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