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Thomas Heyward's Tomb

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One of South Carolinas finest sons, Thomas Heyward, Jr. (1749-1809) was most famous as a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was a member of the South Carolina Bar, a statesman, a circuit court judge, and a founder and the first president of the Agricultural Society of South Carolina. When he was named a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1776 he was not yet 30 years old.

The burial site is across the creek from White Hall Plantation where Heyward lived. A half-mile-long lane of live oaks leads from Highway 278 to the family cemetery where the State of South Carolina erected a monument and bust of Heyward in 1920.

Location: Ridgeland South Carolina Telephone 843-689-6767

Other History nearby:
(Beaufort) Beaufort Museum
(Walterboro) Bonnie Doone Plantation
(Charleston) Boone Hall
(Savannah) Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
(Charleston) Charles Towne Landing-1670
(Savannah) City Hall

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