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Georgetown in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Robert Stewart House

 
 
Robert Stewart House Marker, Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Robert Stewart House Marker, Side 1
Inscription. The Robert Steward House was built between 1740 and 1770 by Robert Stewart (d.1776), planter and militia captain; it was acquired in 1787 by Daniel Tucker (d. 1797), prominent Georgetown merchant. When President George Washington arrived in Georgetown during his southern tour on April 30, 1791, a militia company and local reception committee met him at the nearby boat landing and escorted him here, where he spent the night as Tucker’s guest.

Washington was entertained lavishly and then honored by the Masons of Prince George Lodge No. 16 and the Winyah Indigo Society.

This house, the only extant brick residence in Georgetown built before the American Revolution, was later owned by Benjamin Allston, Sr. (1765–1847). It remained in the hands of his descendants, the Pyatt and Parker families, until 1979.
 
Erected 1997 by Georgetown County Historical Society. (Marker Number 22-45.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 33° 22.116′ N, 79° 17.208′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Front Street north of King Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map
Robert Stewart House Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. Robert Stewart House Marker, Side 2
. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kaminski House (within shouting distance of this marker); Landing of Lafayette (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Georgetown (within shouting distance of this marker); Kaminski House Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 24 Pound Naval Gun (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Kaminski House Museum (about 300 feet away); Joseph Hayne Rainey Park (about 400 feet away); Georgetown’s Industrious Past (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Additional keywords. Washington's Southern Tour
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
Robert Stewart House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 6, 2010
3. Robert Stewart House Marker
Robert Stewart House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
4. Robert Stewart House
Rear of House, Viewed from the Water's Edge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
5. Rear of House, Viewed from the Water's Edge
The Patron Saint of Gardners, St. Fiacre image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
6. The Patron Saint of Gardners, St. Fiacre
In the niche at the back of the house is a statue of St. Fiacre. the sign reads “The Roman Catholic Church deemed August 39 as Feast Day of Saint Fiacre and is a day of celebration in Europe. His first miracle was the toppling of trees and bushes as he simply dragged his spade across the ground. He planted vegetables, flowers and herbs. People flocked to him for food, healing and spiritual guidance. Travelers broughts seeds from as far as Rome and the Holy Land.” —Georgetown Garden Club
Robert Stewart House Marker seen along Front Street traveling southeast image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 11, 2013
7. Robert Stewart House Marker seen along Front Street traveling southeast
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,007 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on June 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on January 20, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   7. submitted on May 12, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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