Near Georgetown in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A lover of liberty, Lafayette left Bordeaux, France, March 26, 1777, “to conquer or perish” in the American cause, and arrived at Benjamin Huger’s summer home near here, June 14, 1777, where he spent his first night in America. He rendered eminent service in our struggle for independence.
Erected 1940 by Georgetown County. (Marker Number 22-8 (A-4).)
Location. 33° 21.87′ N, 79° 14.1′ W. Marker is near Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) south of Hobcaw Road. Touch for map. It is beside the southbound lanes of Route 17. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clifton Plantation (here, next to this marker); Hobcaw Barony (approx. half a mile away); Belle W. Baruch (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Hobcaw Barony (approx. half a mile away); Prospect Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Attacks Upon Georgetown (approx. 1.5 miles away); William Screven Antipedo Baptist Church / Old Baptist Cemetery (approx. 2.5 miles away); Elisha Screven (approx. 2.5 miles away); Company A, 10th South Carolina Infantry Regiment (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Also see . . . Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834), in the U.S. often known simply as Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War. A close friend of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette was a key figure in the French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830. (Submitted on April 9, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,038 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 21, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 2. submitted on April 9, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3. submitted on January 21, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on April 9, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.