Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Joseph Alston

Marker ID: SCHM 22-14
Location: Inside Brookgreen Gardens on Allston Circle Drive
County: Georgetown
Coordinates: N 33° 31.059    W 079° 5.754
  33.51765    -79.0959
Style: Free Standing **


Joseph Alston (1779-1816) was educated at the College of Charleston and at Princeton. He inherited The Oaks Plantation and in 180 I, married Theodosia, daughter of Aaron Burr. Alston was a member of the S.c. House (1802-12), its speaker for five years, governor (1812-14), and Senator (1814-16). He is buried at The Oaks Cemetery about 2 miles west.

Erected by The Aaron Burr Association - 1981