Historic Markers Across South Carolina

William Screven

Marker ID: SCHM 22-28
Location: 600 block of Prince Street, Georgetown
County: Georgetown
Coordinates: N 33° 21.981    W 079° 16.844
  33.36635    -79.280733
Style: Free Standing **


In this cemetery is buried William Screven, the first pastor of the earliest Baptist church in the South. A native of England, he ministered to the Baptists there before migrating to Maine, establishing a Baptist church in Kittery, Maine, in 1682. By 1698, he had led his church to Charleston, S.C. He later moved to Georgetown, exerting his Christian influence until his death in 1713.

Erected by First Baptist Church, City of Georgetown, Georgetown County Council, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce - 1980


Two sided - Elisha Screven