Francis Marion

Francis Marion (HM6YA)

Location: Greenville, SC 29601 Greenville County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 50.842', W 82° 24.018'

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"The Swamp Fox"

— 1732-1795 —

Battle hardened in the Cherokee War of 1760-61 and the battle of Sullivan's Island in 1776, Marion was 48 years old when the British invaded & conquered SC in 1780.

His volunteer militia detachment operated primarily in the lowcountry attacking Tory Units, disrupting British supply lines and providing intelligence reports to his Commanding Officer - General Greene. Marion & his men, which included African Americans, would often escape pursuing British forces by retreating into the swamps, thus earning him the nickname "swamp fox."

Regarded as the father of US Special Forces, he would join Greene's Continental forces before a major battle. Marion County, Lake Marion, and Marion National Forest are named in his honor.
HM NumberHM6YA
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Year Placed2006
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 10:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 371979 N 3857010
Decimal Degrees34.84736667, -82.40030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.842', W 82° 24.018'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 50.52" N, 82° 24' 1.08" W
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Area Code(s)803, 864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-323 S Main St, Greenville SC 29601, US
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