Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Walterboro



Marker ID: SCHM 
Location: At the intersection of N Jefferies Blvd and E. Washington St, Walterboro.
County: Colleton
Coordinates: N 32° 54.165    W 080° 40.019
  32.90275    -80.666983
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

Settled by Paul and Jacob Walter in 1784. Became a summer resort for Edisto, Combahee and Ashepoo planters. Incorporated in 1826. Since 1822 the County Seat of Colleton. In the court house was held, June 1826, the first Nullification Meeting under the leadership of Robert Barnwell Rhett, the "Father of Sucession." Robert Y. Hayne and James Hamilton.