Williamson's Bridge

Williamson's Bridge (HMPI2)

Location: Florence, SC 29501 Darlington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 16.219', W 79° 47.201'

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Williamson's Bridge was built over Black Creek by 1771. In 1780 a part of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion's S.C. militia brigade - the "Pee Dee Regiment" or "Cheraws Militia" under Lt. Col. Lamuel Benton (1754-1818) - clashed with Loyalists here. Benton's militiamen forced the Tories from the bridge, pursued them for some distance, and finally routed them in hand-to-hand combat.
HM NumberHMPI2
Marker Number16-40
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Darlington County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 6:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 611694 N 3792794
Decimal Degrees34.27031667, -79.78668333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 16.219', W 79° 47.201'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 16' 13.14" N, 79° 47' 12.06" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3400-3418 S Charleston Rd, Florence SC 29501, US
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