Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Joseph Hayne Rainey*

Marker ID: SCHM 22-37
Location: 909 Prince Street, Georgetown
County: Georgetown
Coordinates: N 33° 22.117    W 079° 17.033
  33.368617    -79.283883
Style: Free Standing **


This National Historic Landmark was the family home of Joseph H. Rainey, the first African American elected to the US House of Representatives, 1870~1879. Born in Georgetown County in 1832, Rainey, it is said, made blockade-running trips during the Civil War. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1868, served two years in the SC Senate, and two years as internal revenue agent of Sc. He died in Georgetown, SC, in 1887.

Erected by Georgetown Chapter Delta Sigma Theta - 1994