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Dedicated in grateful tribute to those who served in the armed forces of the United States May 26, 1986
The grave of Thomas Walter (c. 1740-1789), pioneer botanist, is 9 mi. W at his Santee River plantation. A native of England, Walter came to S.C. by 1769. He collected and catalogued many plants native to the lowcountry. His catalog Flora Carolini…
Area 1238 square miles established by order of the Lord Proprietors, May 10, 1682. Named for John (Lord) Berkeley and Sir William Berkeley. The largest county in the state, and part of the middle coastal district. This highway and markers were…
Named in honor ofSt. Stephen NativeTeacher and PrincipalFor Over 30 YearsMemberSt. Stephen Town Council1970-1979Mayor Pro Tem1974-19799th District memberS.C. Highway Commission1972-1982Member House of Representatives1983- (1996)Dedicated in 1983
(Marker Front)St. Stephen Colored School St. Stephen Colored School, the first public African American school in St. Stephen, was built here in 1924-25. A three-room frame building, it was one of almost 500 schools in S.C. funded in part by the J…
(Marker Front) Lucius Mendel Rivers (1905-1970), state representative 1933-36 and U.S. Representative 1940-70, was born in nearby Gumville and grew up on the family farm on Bonneau Road (now Mendel Rivers Avenue). Rivers attended the College of Ch…
(Marker Front)St. Stephen's, built 1767-69, is a fine example of the rural churches built in the S.C. lowcountry before the Revolution. "The Church is one of the handsomest Country Churches in So. Ca. and would be no mean ornament in Charleston," …