Joseph Hayne Rainey

This National Historic Landmark was the family home of Joseph H. Rainey, the first African American elected to the US House of Representatives (1870-1879). Born in Georgetown County in 1832, it is believed Rainey made blockade-running trips during the Civil War. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1868, served two years in the SC Senate, and two years as an internal revenue agent of SC. He died in Georgetown, SC, in 1887. Marker erected by Georgetown Chapter Delta Sigma Theta, 1994.