Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Bowie Family Memorial

Marker ID: SCHM 1-3
Location: Intersection of SC 20 and Road 100, 6 miles N of Abbeville, SC
County: Abbeville
Coordinates: N 34° 16.436    W 082° 22.58
  34.27393333    -82.37633333


Erected by the descendants of Abraham Bowie, who was born in Scotland and settled in Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland, about 1700. The family of his grandson, Rhody Bowie, moved to Abbeville County, South Carolina, about 1800. Eli Bowie, son of Rhody Bowie, established Gilgal Church in 1817. This church is located 2 miles east of this memorial and is the site of the Bowie Reunion each year.