Historic Markers Across South Carolina

John Perkins Barratt (May 11, 1795-September 29,1859)

Marker ID: SCHM 24-7
Location: S of Greenwood on SC 67, 1.1 miles S of US 25
County: Greenwood
Coordinates: N 34° 6.492    W 082° 7.81
  34.1082    -82.13016666
Style: Free Standing **


Physician, naturalist, versatile intellect, agricultural leader; president of Abbeville District Medical Society, 1835; friend of Agassiz, Audubon and other major scientists; by his own advanced thinking, he outlined a theory of serial evolution and foretold airplanes and lunar trips. His home was across this road.

Erected by Greenwood County Historical Society - 1962