The Elusive Francis Marion: The Stuff of Legend

The Elusive Francis Marion: The Stuff of Legend (HM10HU)

Location: Pineville, SC 29468 Berkeley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 27.231', W 80° 5.202'

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For what he did in less than three years during the Revolutionary War, Francis Marion won enduring fame. By the nineteenth century he was remembered as the Swamp Fox, the partisan commander who always eluded the British and their Loyalist allies.

Marion's achievements are significant and real, but some of his fame rests upon exaggerated stories in a biography by Mason Weems, the biographer of George Washington who fabricated the famous story of Washington chopping down a cherry tree. Much about Marion remains unknown, and the Swamp Fox, obscured by legend, is almost as elusive to history as he was to the British.
HM NumberHM10HU
Placed BySouth Carolina State Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 2:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 584878 N 3701975
Decimal Degrees33.45385000, -80.08670000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 27.231', W 80° 5.202'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 27' 13.86" N, 80° 5' 12.12" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-3 General Frances Marion Ave, Pineville SC 29468, US
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