Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Elisha Screven

Marker ID: SCHM 22-28
Location: 601 block of Prince Street, Georgetown
County: Georgetown
Coordinates: N 33° 21.981    W 079° 16.844
  33.36635    -79.280733
Style: Free Standing **


Elisha Screven, founder of Georgetown, was a younger son of William, who owned and lived his final years on these Winyah lands. To promote settlement here, Elisha planned a town, to be called Georgetown, which reserved lots for Anglican, Presbyterian, and Baptist churches, as well as for a school and other public buildings. Retained in the plan was this Screven family cemetery. The town had been laid out by 1730.

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


Two sided - William Screven