Marion at Port's Ferry / Asbury at Port's Ferry

Marion at Port's Ferry / Asbury at Port's Ferry (HMIL4)

Location: Johnsonville, SC 29555 Florence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 51.583', W 79° 26.817'

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Marion at Port's Ferry. Port's Ferry, 3 miles NE on the Pee Dee, was owned and operated by Frances Port (c. 1725-1812), widow of Thomas Port, who was a member of the Provincial Congress from Prince Frederick's Parish. This was a strategic crossing for Francis Marion, who fortified it and used it frequently in his fall campaign of 1780 against British and Tories.

Asbury at Port's Ferry. During his journeys in S.C. from 1801 on, Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury often used the ferry and stayed at the homes of friends nearby. In 1811, the year before Frances Port's death, Asbury "found mother Port keeping house at eighty-seven." His last crossing was in January 1816, a few weeks before his own death.
HM NumberHMIL4
Marker Number21-4
Year Placed1980
Placed ByThree Rivers Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 9:37pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 643662 N 3747686
Decimal Degrees33.85971667, -79.44695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 51.583', W 79° 26.817'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 51' 34.98" N, 79° 26' 49.02" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1166-1184 Kingsburg Hwy, Johnsonville SC 29555, US
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