Marion's Camp at Snow's Island

Marion's Camp at Snow's Island (HM10B5)

Location: Gresham, SC 29546 Marion County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 51.966', W 79° 20.05'

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During the American Revolution Gen. Francis Marion (ca. 1732 ~ 1795), the most successful of the Patriot partisan leaders, made his camp and headquarters about 1.8 mi. SSW on Snow's Island. The island, named for settlers James and William Snow, is bounded by the Pee Dee River, Lynche's River, and Clark's Creek.


Marion, called "the Swamp Fox," led a S.C. militia brigade that camped on the island in the winter of 1780 ~ 81. In March 1781, with Marion and his men absent, Loyalist under Col. Welborn Doyle raided and destroyed the camp. Marion continued to frustrate British and Loyalist commanders until the end of the war.
HM NumberHM10B5
Marker Number34 - 16
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Blue Savannah-Swamp Fox Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 5:58am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 654085 N 3748558
Decimal Degrees33.86610000, -79.33416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 51.966', W 79° 20.05'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 51' 57.96" N, 79° 20' 3.00" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1574 Woodberry, Gresham SC 29546, US
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