Historic Markers Across South Carolina



General John McQueen



Marker ID: SCHM 35-9
Location: Comer of S. Marlboro and E. Main Streets, Bennettsville
County: Marlboro
Coordinates: N 34° 37.007    W 079° 41.02
  34.61678333    -79.68366666
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

This U.S. congressman was born on February 9, 1804, at Queensdale, N.C. After being admitted to the bar in 1828, he established a law office on this comer in Bennettsville. McQueen served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1849 to 1860, resigning on South Carolina´s secession from the Union. He was a general of S.C. Militia, a prominent secessionist, and a member of the First Confederate Congress.

Erected by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission - 1972