Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Grave of General Tristram Thomas

Marker ID: SCHM 35-18
Location: W of Road 209 at its intersection with SC 912
County: Marlboro
Coordinates: N 34° 37.732    W 079° 46.301
  34.62886666    -79.77168333
Style: Free Standing **


In Saw Mill Church cemetery is the grave of Tristram Thomas, major of militia during the Revolution. At Hunt´s Bluff, ten miles south, a band of Patriots under his command seized a British flotilla in 1780. He served as legislator, as first brigadier general of the Cheraw Militia, and as commissioner for locating the county seat.

Erected by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission - 1974


Two sided - Saw Mill Baptist Church