Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Badwell & Badwell Cemetery

Marker ID: SCHM 33-6
Location: Intersection of SC 28 and Road 61, about 1.5 miles NW of McCormick
County: McCormick
Coordinates: N 33° 55.776    W 082° 19.843
  33.9296    -82.330717
Style: Free Standing **


(Front) Badwell
Three miles west is the site of "Badwell," horne of James Louis Petigru (1787-1863), leader of opposition to secession in South Carolina, outstanding Charleston lawyer, and S.C. attorney general. He studied at Willington Academy under Moses Waddel and at South Carolina College. The Petigru Law School at the University of South Carolina is named in his honor.

(Reverse) Badwell Cemetery
Located four miles west is Badwell Cemetery. Among the graves are those of Rev. Jean Louis Gibert (1722-1773), leader of the the 1764 French Huguenot settlement at New Bordeaux and grandfather of James L. Petigru, his son John Joseph Gibert, William and Louise Petigru, parents of James L. Petigru, and Louise Gibert Allston, daughter of Governor R.F.W. Allston.

Erected by McCormick County Historical Commission - 1973