Historic Markers Across South Carolina

John Lyde Wilson

Marker ID: SCHM 35-8
Location: N side of intersection of SC 9 and Road 165
County: Marlboro
Coordinates: N 34° 42.978    W 079° 50.426
  34.7163    -79.84043333
Style: Free Standing **


home of John Lyde Wilson, state senator and representative, governor of South Carolina from 1822 to 1824, and author of The Code of Honor (1838), widely used by antebellum duellists. His parents, John Wilson and Mary Lide, are buried in nearby Wilson family cemetery. In 1957, a tornado destroyed the home.

Erected by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission - 1971