Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Waxhaw Presbyterian Church

Marker ID: SCHM 29-3
Location: US 521, N of Lancaster at Road 775 (A dupli­cate marker is located Waf Lancaster on SC 9 at SC 9 by-pass)
County: Lancaster
Coordinates: N 34° 48.773    W 080° 48.122
  34.81288333    -80.80203333
Style: Free Standing **


About 3 miles W. is Waxhaw Presbyterian Church, organized 1755, first church in upper South Carolina. President Andrew Jackson, born nearby, was baptized there. His father lies in the churchyard with other early settlers of the Waxhaws and many veterans of various wars, including: Gen. Wm. R. Davie, Maj. Robt. Crawford, Major John Barkley, Col. J. H. Witherspoon, Isaac Donnom.