Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Elizabeth Timothy

Marker ID:  
Location: on Queen Street, just east of East Bay Street, Charleston, SC.
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 32° 46.724    W 079° 55.613
  32.77873333    -79.92688333
Style: Mounted **


On or near this spot
“On the Bay, near Vendue Range,”

Elizabeth Timothy
In 1738 became the first woman newspaper publisher in America when she took over publication of the

South Carolina Gazette

Upon the death of her husband, Louis Timothy, she continued to publish the paper until 1746 when her son, Peter Timothy, came of age in succeeded her.

This plaque in her honor was erected March 14, 1981

By the low country chapter,
Society of professional journalists, Sigma Delta Chi.


Elizabeth Timothy
Elizabeth Timothy America's First Woman Editor-Publisher