Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Patrick Calhoun Family Burial Ground

Marker ID: SCHM 1-1
Location: Intersection of SC 72 and SC 823
County: Abbeville
Coordinates: N 34° 8.102    W 082° 24.856
  34.13503333    -82.41426666
Style: Free Standing **


5.5 miles south of Abbeville is the burial ground of Patrick and Martha Calhoun, parents of John C. Calhoun. Patrick was made deputy surveyor, 1756; first representative from Up-Country to Commons House of Assembly, 1769-1772; member of First Provincial Congress, 1775; member of the Second, 1775-1776; member of the General Assembly, 1776, and frequently thereafter until his death in 1796. His greatest service to his state was his successful fight for the Circuit Court Act of 1769. Across the road opposite the burial ground is his home site.