Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Winyah Indigo Society

Marker ID: SCHM 22-16
Location: 500 block of Prince Street near Cannon Street, Georgetown
County: Georgetown
Coordinates: N 33° 21.916    W 079° 16.747
  33.365267    -79.279117
Style: Free Standing **


Springing from the fervor for indigo, the colony´s vital new crop for making blue dye, the Winyah Indigo Society was begun in 1755 and incorporated 1757 to ensure stronger financial support for the free school which it had founded. Thomas Lynch was then president of the society, which also maintained a library and served as an intellectual center. The 1857 building here was used by Union forces during the Civil War.

Erected by Winyah Indigo Society - 1983