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

Marquis de Lafayette

 
 
Marquis de Lafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Marquis de Lafayette Marker
Inscription. This tablet commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first landing of Marquis de Lafayette accompanied by Baron de Kalb on North Island, Georgetown County, S. C. June 13, 1777. He came to draw his sword for the young republic in the hour of her greatest need.
 
Erected 1927 by Georgetown Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 33° 21.929′ N, 79° 16.94′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Screven Street, on the right when traveling west on Front 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. The Rice Museum (a few steps from this marker); Town Clock / Kaminski Building (a few steps from this marker); Sinking Of The USS Harvest Moon (a few steps from this marker); South Carolina’s Third Oldest City (within shouting distance of this marker); Rice is King (within shouting
Town Clock at the Old Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. Town Clock at the Old Town Hall
This building is now the Rice Museum.
distance of this marker); 718 Front Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 724 Front Street (about 300 feet away); 726 Front Street (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
More about this marker. Marker is at the foot of Screven Street, at the base of the Town Clock.
 
Also see . . .  Marquis de Lafayette, 1757–1834. “He set sail from Pasage, 26 April, 1777, taking with him De Kalb and eleven other officers, and landed, 14 June, at Georgetown, S. C., whence he proceeded to Charleston. After a journey of more than a month on horseback he arrived in Philadelphia, where congress was in session.” (Submitted on May 15, 2008.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marquis de Lafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, January 4, 2011
3. Marquis de Lafayette Marker
Recent renovation work has restored the finish to the plaque.
Marquis de Lafayette 1757-1834, in the garden to the right of the Town Clock and marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 11, 2013
4. Marquis de Lafayette 1757-1834, in the garden to the right of the Town Clock and marker
Marquis de Lafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, January 4, 2011
5. Marquis de Lafayette Marker
The Clock Tower building is undergoing restoration in January 2011.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,258 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on January 11, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   4. submitted on May 12, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on January 11, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.
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