The Stono Rebellion (1739)

The Stono Rebellion (1739) (HM9NB)

Location: Ravenel, SC 29470 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 47.111', W 80° 8.83'

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The Stono Rebellion, the largest slaveinsurrection in British North America,began nearby on September 9, 1739.About 20 Africans raided a store nearWallace Creek, a branch of the Stono River. Taking guns and other weapons,they killed two shopkeepers. The Rebelsmarched south toward promised freedomin Spanish Florida, waving flags, beatingdrums, and shouting "Liberty!"

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The rebels were joined by 40 to 50 moreduring their 15~mile march. They killedat least 20 whites, but spared others. The rebellion ended late that afternoonwhen militia caught the rebels, killing atleast 34 of them. Most who escaped werecaptured and executed; any forced to jointhe rebels were released. The S.C.assembly soon enacted a harsh slavecode, in force until 1865.
HM NumberHM9NB
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Marker Number10-48
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Sea Island Farmers Cooperative
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 5:15pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 579861 N 3627794
Decimal Degrees32.78518333, -80.14716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 47.111', W 80° 8.83'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 47' 6.66" N, 80° 8' 49.80" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4250 Savannah Hwy, Ravenel SC 29470, US
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