Francis Salvador

Francis Salvador (HMI9S)

Location: Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 46.617', W 79° 55.82'

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Francis Salvador
First Jew in South Carolina to hold public office and to die for American Independence
He came to Charles Town from his native London in 1773 to develop extensive family landholdings in the frontier district of Ninety Six. As a deputy to the Provincial Congress of South Carolina, 1775 and 1776. He served with distinction in the creation of this state and nation, participating as a volunteer in an expedition against Indians and Tories, he was killed from ambush near the Keowee River, August 1, 1776.
Born an aristocrat, he became a democrat; an Englishman, he cast his lot with America; true to his ancient faith, he gave his life for new hopes of human liberty and understanding.
HM NumberHMI9S
Historical PeriodColonial, Revolutionary
Historical PlacePark
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Year Placed1950
Placed ByHistorical Commission of Charleston, S.C
Marker Condition
8 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 11:04am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 600176 N 3627066
Decimal Degrees32.77695000, -79.93033333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.617', W 79° 55.82'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 37.0200" N, 79° 55' 49.2000" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)843
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 68 Broad St, Charleston SC 29401, US
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I looked up Francis Salvador after seeing his memorial plaque in Washington Square Park in Charleston, SC (80 Broad St). A true patriot, he made the ultimate sacrifice for is neighbors and country.

Aug 19, 2023 at 3:48pm PDT by byron

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