Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Thomas Smith

Marker ID: SCHM 10-3
Location: East Bay Street and Longitude Lane, Charleston, SC
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 32° 46.472    W 079° 55.641
  32.77453333    -79.92735
Style: Free Standing **


Governor of Carolina, 1693-1694, planter, merchant, surgeon, arrived in Charles Town in 1684 with his first wife, Barbara Atkins, and sons, Thomas and George. A cacique by 1690, he was created Landgrave by the Lords Proprietors on May 13, 1691. He died in his 46th year on November 16, 1694. His brick town house with a wharf on Cooper River was here on the corner of East Bay and Longitude Lane.

Erected by his descendants and South Carolina Colonial Dames XVll Century-1967