The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina

The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina (HMIAO)

Location: Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 46.611', W 79° 55.753'

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On this site stood The City Tavern where on August 29, 1783, forty-three officers of the Continental Army residing in South Carolina met at the call of Major General William Moultrie to establish The Society of the Cincinnati in South Carolina. The society's purpose was, and is, to keep alive the principles of liberty for which its founders had fought and suffered for eight years during the American Revolution and to perpetuate these values through their descendants.

Elected as the Society's first officers in 1783 were:
Major General William Moultrie, President
Brigadier General Issac Huger, Vice President
Major Thomas Pinckney, Secretary
Captain Charles Lining, Treasurer
Lieutenant James Kennedy, Assistant Treasurer

Similar societies were formed in each of the other original thirteen states and in France. The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina is one of six state societies that have been in continuous operation since their founding.
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Placed ByThe Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 6:12pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 600281 N 3627056
Decimal Degrees32.77685000, -79.92921667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.611', W 79° 55.753'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 36.66" N, 79° 55' 45.18" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112-116 Church St, Charleston SC 29401, US
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