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Pinckney Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

(1746–1825)

 
 
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Marker
Inscription.
[Front]:
Born in South Carolina, Pinckney was educated in England and served in the First and Second Provincial Congresses. A commander in the Revolution, he later served in the SC General Assembly, signed the US Constitution, and was a delegate to the SC Constitutional Convention of 1790 in Columbia. Pinckney spent part of his life on this island.

[Reverse]:
Pinckney, a leader in S.C.’s educational, political, cultural and religious affairs, inherited this island in 1769. He was made ambassador to France in 1796. Appointed by President Adams in 1797 to a committee negotiating maritime problems with France, Pinckney became known for his refusal of bribery in the “XYZ” affair.
 
Erected 1987 by Beaufort County Historical Society. (Marker Number 07-19.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Beaufort County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 32° 13.767′ N, 80° 47.083′ W. Marker is in Pinckney Island, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Pinckney Wildlife Refuge near William Wilton Parkway (U.S. 278), on the right. Touch for map. Located on Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge,
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Marker, reverse side
approx. 100 yards from US 278. Marker is in this post office area: Bluffton SC 29910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pinckney Island (here, next to this marker); Charlie Simmons, Sr. (approx. 2.5 miles away); William Simmons House (approx. 2.5 miles away); First African Baptist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bluffton United Methodist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named First African Baptist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Church of the Cross (approx. 4.6 miles away); Michael C. Riley Schools (approx. 4.6 miles away); World’s Largest Figurative Sundial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Hilton Head Island Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. The Island mentioned on marker is Pinckney Island
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. Charles Cotesworth "C.C." Pinckney (February 25, 1746 – August 16, 1825), was an early American statesman of South Carolina, Revolutionary War veteran, and delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He was twice
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
3. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Marker
nominated by the Federalist Party as its presidential candidate. He lost both elections. (Submitted on March 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The XYZ Affair. "The XYZ Affair was a 1797 diplomatic episode that worsened relations between France and the United States and led to the undeclared Quasi-War of 1798." (Submitted on March 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. The Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is a 4,053-acre (16 km) National Wildlife Refuge located in Beaufort County, South Carolina between the mainland and Hilton Head Island. Named after Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, it was established to provide a nature and forest preserve for aesthetic and conservation purposes. (Submitted on March 20, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Marker, Reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Marker, Reverse side
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Marker (left) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 12, 2016
5. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Marker (left)
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Marker (left) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 12, 2016
6. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Marker (left)
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney image. Click for full size.
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7. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
8. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
This c. 1773 portrait of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney by Henry Benbridge hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Charles Cotesworth Pinckney posed for his portrait around 1773 in the red coat (traces of which remain)of the Charles Town colonial militia. By 1775, despite formative years spent in England, Pinckney was an enthusiastic rebel. He asked artist Henry Benbridge to repaint the uniform, showing him as a captain in the second South Carolina regiment raised to go against the British. Pinckney, a friend remarked, had ‘a passion for glory and zeal for the cause of his country.’

Military glory eluded Pinckney—he was fated to participate in a string of defeats, never in victory—but seven years of faithful service won him the rank of brigadier general at the close of the war. Pinckney made his mark not as a soldier, but as a framer of the Constitution, an envoy to revolutionary France, and a Federalist presidential candidate.” — National Portrait Gallery
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Marker, with the Pinckney Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
9. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Marker, with the Pinckney Island Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,458 times since then and 69 times this year. Last updated on May 9, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on March 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on March 20, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on March 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8. submitted on August 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   9. submitted on March 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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