Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave

Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave (HMEWR)

Location: Pineville, SC 29468 Berkeley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 27.232', W 80° 5.194'

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Francis Marion
Brigadier General of S.C. militia during the American Revolution, Francis Marion, was one of the partisan leaders who kept the war alive during the British occupation of the state. His elusive disappearances after surprise attacks against superior forces harassed and demoralized the enemy, earning for him the name, "Swamp Fox."

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Francis Marion's Grave
Francis Marion Died Feb. 27, 1795, in his 63rd year, and was buried here at Belle Isle Pantation, home of his brother, Gabriel. His own plantation, Pond Bluff, was 15 miles up river and is now under Lake Marion. He was born in South Carolina, the descendant of French Huguenot emigrants. The exact date and place of his birth are unknown.
Marker Number8-18
Year Placed1975
Placed BySouth Carolina Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, replacing a marker erected in 1965
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 5:17pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 584890 N 3701977
Decimal Degrees33.45386667, -80.08656667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 27.232', W 80° 5.194'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 27' 13.92" N, 80° 5' 11.64" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 General Frances Marion Ave, Pineville SC 29468, US
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