Purrysburg Township

Purrysburg Township (HM3RO)

Location: Hardeeville, SC 29927 Jasper County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 18.344', W 81° 7.209'

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(Front text ):
In 1730, the British Crown instructed S.C.Governor Robert Johnson to lay out eleventownships to populate and protect the interior of the province. Purrysburg Township, laid out in 1731, stimulated thesettlement of this area; but the growth of Savannah caused the town of Perrysburg to be unsuccessful.

( Reverse text ):
By 1732, Swiss Protestants led by entrepreneur Jean Pierre Purry had begun to arrive here, and by August of the next year 260 Swiss had settled at Purrysburg Township. Each settler was provided with a specific amout of land, tools livestock and provisions by the Royal Assembly.
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HM NumberHM3RO
Marker Number27-3
Year Placed1980
Placed ByJasper County Bicentennial Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 4:43am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 488689 N 3574331
Decimal Degrees32.30573333, -81.12015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 18.344', W 81° 7.209'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 18' 20.64" N, 81° 7' 12.54" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6919 Purrysburg Rd, Hardeeville SC 29927, US
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