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

Screven Cemetery

 
 
Screven Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Screven Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Here are buried William Screven (1624–1713) and other members of his family. A native of England, he migrated to Kittery, Me., and was persecuted by New England authorities for non-conformity. He and other members of the Kittery Church came to S.C. by 1696. They settled in Charleston and became the First Baptist Church in the South. He was the first Baptist preacher in the South. His son, Elisha, was a founder of Georgetown.
 
Erected 1974 by S.C. Baptist Historial Society.
 
Location. 33° 21.966′ N, 79° 16.86′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker can be reached from Screven Street near Prince Street. Touch for map. It is in the parking lot across Screven Street from the Courthouse. 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. Elisha Screven / William Screven (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Only Colonial Banking House in America (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Sinking Of The USS Harvest Moon
Screven Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. Screven Cemetery Marker
Tablet is at the end of the brick walkway. Stone shown in Photo 3 can be seen behind the bush to the right of the tablet.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town Clock / Kaminski Building (about 500 feet away); Marquis de Lafayette (about 500 feet away); The Rice Museum (about 500 feet away); South Carolina Champion Oak (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
Alex Pyoss (1922–1961) image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
3. Alex Pyoss (1922–1961)
“Alex Pyoss, South Carolina STM1 USNR, World War II. December 20, 1922 – February 26, 1961.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,202 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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