Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Francis Salvador (1747-1776)

Marker ID: SCHM 24-11
Location: 3.6 miles N of Greenwood on SC 221
County: Greenwood
Coordinates: N 34° 14.385    W 082° 06.106
  34.23975    -82.10176666
Style: Free Standing **


This young English Jew settled near Coronaca in 1774, represented Ninety Six District in the provincial congresses of 1775-1776, and died in defense of his adopted home on Aug. 1, 1776. He was the first South Carolinian of his faith to hold an elective public office and the first to die for American independence.

Erected by the Jewish Citizens of Greenwood - 1960


More Information:
Wikipedia - Francis Salvador