Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Anne Custis Burgess

Marker ID: SCHM 14-4
Location: Corner of North Church and Burgess Streets, Summerton
County: Clarendon
Coordinates: N 33° 36.224    W 080° 21.209
  33.60373333    -80.35348333
Style: Free Standing **


This is the childhood home of Anne Custis Burgess, who was born in 1874 in Mayesville. After receiving a diploma from Converse College, she taught music at Summerton, Williamstoh, and Winthrop College. At the time of her death in 1910 she was employed by Thornwell Orphanage. Miss Burgess composed the music and Henry Timrod the lyrics for "Carolina," which became the state song in 1911.

Erected by Clarendon County Historical Society - 1980