Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Stephen Decatur Miller

Marker ID: SCHM 29-18
Location: Junction of us 521 and SC 75
County: Lancaster
Coordinates: N 34° 51.909    W 080° 48.318
  34.86515    -80.8053
Style: Free Standing **


Governor of South Carolina from 1828 until 1830, Miller was born near here May 8, 1787, the son of Charles and
Margaret White Miller. He served in the US House of Representatives (1822-1828), and US Senate (1831-1833). He died " March 8,1838 in Raymond, Mississippi and is buried there.

After his graduation from South Carolina College in 1808 and his admission to the bar in 1811, Miller practiced law for many years. He was one of South Carolina´s foremost leaders of the states´ rights movement, which culminated in the ordinance of nullification, 1832. A Diary From Dixie is based upon diaries kept by his daughter, Mary Boykin Chesnut.

Erected by Lancaster County Historical Commission - 1989