Grave Of General Tristram Thomas / Saw Mill Baptist Church

Grave Of General Tristram Thomas / Saw Mill Baptist Church (HMPG8)

Location: Bennettsville, SC 29512 Marlboro County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 37.732', W 79° 46.301'

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Grave of General Tristram Thomas
In Saw Mill Church cemetery is the grave of Tristram Thomas, major of militia during the Revolution. At Hunt's Bluff, ten miles south, a band of Patriots under his command seized a British flotilla in 1780. He served as legislator, as first Brigadier General of the Cheraw Militia, and as commissioner for locating the county seat.

Saw Mill Baptist Church
In 1785 Philip Pledger donated to the Cheraw Hill Baptist Church a tract of land here adjoining his saw mill. Pledger's Saw Mill Church was eventually constituted in 1820 as a separate church. The original congregation relocated in 1832 as Bennettsville Church. Sawmill Church today is a member of the S. C. Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention.
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HM NumberHMPG8
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Marker Number35-18
Year Placed1974
Placed ByMarlboro County Historic Preservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 5:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 612592 N 3832572
Decimal Degrees34.62886667, -79.77168333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 37.732', W 79° 46.301'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 37' 43.92" N, 79° 46' 18.06" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4300 Saw Mill Church Rd, Bennettsville SC 29512, US
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