Historic Markers Across South Carolina

R. F. W. Allston Causeway

Marker ID: SCHM 22-38
Location: on SW corner intersection of roads 266 and 10, Pawleys Island
County: Georgetown
Coordinates: N 33° 25.435    W 079° 07.558
  33.423917    -79.125967
Style: Free Standing **


This causeway was built between January 1845 and November 1846 by Robert Francis Withers Allston, who owned a summer residence on Pawleys Island. Known as Governor Allston´s bank, it connected the island to the mainland. Allston was a large property and slave owner in the area, and was governor of South Carolina 1856~58. The causeway and contiguous property remained in the Allston family until 1901. Erected by Pawleys Island Civic Association-19~~