Historic Markers Across South Carolina

William Tennent

Marker ID: SCHM 43-19
Location: Intersection of us 76 and SC
County: Sumter
Coordinates: N 33° 56.672    W 080° 31.385
  33.94453333    -80.52308333
Style: Free Standing **


Third Presbyterian preacher of this name, Tennent died several miles south in 1777. He was born in 1740 of a renowned family of ministers and educators. From 1772 he served as pastor of the Independent Church of Charleston. As a patriot, he prepared the up country for the Revolution and advocated the dissenters´ appeal for equality in religious rights.

Erected by The Presbyterian Synod of the Southeast - 1977