Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Bush River Quaker Meeting

Marker ID: SCHM 36-2
Location: 66,1.2 miles SW of its intersection with Road 273
County: Newberry
Coordinates: N 34° 13.717    W 081° 38.267
  34.22861666    -81.63778333
Style: Free Standing **


This old cemetery marks the site of the Bush River Meeting House. Settled by Quakers in the 1760s, it was a monthly meeting (1770-1822) and a quarterly meeting with jurisdiction over all meetings in South Carolina and Georgia from 1791 to 1808. Opposing slavery, the members moved west and settled Quaker meetings in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio

Erected by Hartford Grange No. 460 - 1966