Elusive Francis Marion, 1780-1781

Elusive Francis Marion, 1780-1781 (HM1RLI)

Location: Summerton, SC 29148 Clarendon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 36.469', W 80° 21.164'

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During the American Revolution, General Marion's Brigade eluded the British invaders. Marion's Militia slipped through swamps, trees and grasslands, enticing the British to follow and search along the Santee.

In November 1780, the British sent Lt Col Tarleton to engage Marion and his Militia. General Marion looked for the British and headed towards Jacks Creek. His spy reported Tarleton at Gen. Richardson's home. Marion's Militia attempted to lure them into an ambush at Benbow's Ferry on the Black River. The British gave up the pursuit at Ox Swamp, and called Marion the old fox.

The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society
donated this mural in Summerton in 2016.
Artist: Terry Smith, Land O' Lakes, Florida
www.clarendonmurals.com , www.swampfoxtrail.com
Year Placed2016
Placed BySwamp Fox Murals Trail Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 560047 N 3718860
Decimal Degrees33.60781667, -80.35273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 36.469', W 80° 21.164'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 36' 28.14" N, 80° 21' 9.84" W
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Area Code(s)803
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 Church St, Summerton SC 29148, US
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