Four Holes Swamp Bridge / Harley's Tavern

Four Holes Swamp Bridge / Harley's Tavern (HMHQE)

Location: Dorchester, SC 29437 Dorchester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 8.562', W 80° 21.15'

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Four Holes Swamp Bridge
The first bridge across Four Holes Swamp, a branch of the Edisto River, was built between 1770 and 1780 and was located about 200 ft. N. of the present bridge. The old bridge, on the road from Orangeburg to Charleston, was the site of several actions in 1781 and 1782 where S.C. militia and Patriot forces under Cols. Henry and Wade Hampton and William Harden clashed with Loyalists.

Harley's Tavern
The first post office in what is now Dorchester County was opened in 1803 by William Harley at his tavern, a frequent stop for travelers on the Columbia Road. It stood near the present site of the Department of Public Works. Harley's son James (1801-1867) is buried just N. of the site on U.S. Hwy. 178; the town of Harleyville was named for William's grandson William W. (1825-1906).
Marker Number18-7
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDorchester County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:59pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 560389 N 3667293
Decimal Degrees33.14270000, -80.35250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 8.562', W 80° 21.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 8' 33.72" N, 80° 21' 9.00" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2120 E Main St, Dorchester SC 29437, US
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