Historic Markers Across South Carolina

George Whitefield

Marker ID: SCHM 26-2
Location: US 17, 700 feet North of Cedar Creek Cemetery
County: Horry
Coordinates: N 33° 51.873    W 078° 39.14
  33.86455    -78.65233333
Style: Free Standing **


On Jan. 1, 1740, George Whitefield, fiery disciple of Methodists John and Charles Wesley preached at a tavern near here. Observing patrons dancing, Whitefield exhorted them against that vice. Soon the dancers stopped and allowed Whitefield to baptize one of the children. After Whitefield had retired for the evening, the New Year´s spirit prevailed, and the dancing resumed.

Erected by The Horry County Historic Preservation Commission - 1976