“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Georgetown in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Winyah Indigo Society

Winyah Indigo Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Winyah Indigo Society Marker
Inscription. Springing from the fervor for indigo, the colonyís vital new crop for making blue dye, the Winyah Indigo Society was begun in 1755 and incorporated 1757 to ensure stronger financial support for the free school which it had founded. Thomas Lynch was then president of the society, which also maintained a library and served as an intellectual center. The 1857 building here was used by Union forces during the Civil War.
Erected 1983 by Winyah Indigo Society. (Marker Number 22-16.)
Location. 33° 21.909′ N, 79° 16.746′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is at the intersection of Prince Street and Cannon Street, on the right when traveling east on Prince Street. Touch for map. 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. South Carolina Champion Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Screven Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); John and Mary Perry Cleland House (about 700 feet away); Only Colonial Banking House in America (about 800 feet away); Georgetown County Courthouse
Winyah Indigo Society Hall image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. Winyah Indigo Society Hall
Photo was taken during the annual Winyah Bay Heritage Festival.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Sinking Of The USS Harvest Moon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town Clock / Kaminski Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marquis de Lafayette (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Regarding Winyah Indigo Society. The society was chartered by King George II in 1758. Itís predecessor was the Convivial Club which was organized in 1740. It is one of the oldest still active social club in the country.
Categories. EducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,051 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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