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Pineville in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave
 
Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker
 
Inscription. ( Front Text )
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."

( Reverse Text )
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.
 
Erected 1975 by South Carolina Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, replacing a marker erected in 1965. (Marker Number 8-18.)
 
Location. 33° 27.232′ N, 80° 5.194′ W. Marker is in Pineville, South Carolina, in Berkeley County. Marker is on General Francis Marion Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located 1 mile off State Road 45 at Francis Marion State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Stephen SC 29479, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
 
Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2009
2. Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker
 
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Elusive Francis Marion: The Stuff of Legend (a few steps from this marker); The Elusive Francis Marion: Guerrilla Commander (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Marionís Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); Village of Eadytown (approx. 2.1 miles away); Village of Pineville (approx. 3.8 miles away); Maham Plantation (approx. 4.2 miles away); Thomas Walter (approx. 6 miles away); Cantey Family Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pineville.
 
Regarding Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave. The tomb of General Francis Marion is located at the site of Belle Isle plantation, which belonged to his brother Gabriel. This legendary American hero, the "Swamp Fox" of the Revolution, waged a guerrilla war against the British in South Carolina, disrupting their supply lines and launching surprise raids against their detachments from his bases in the Pee Dee and Santee swamps. (SC State Parks)
 
Also see . . .
1. Francis Marion, from Wikipedia. Due to his irregular methods of warfare, he is considered one of the fathers of modern guerrilla warfare, and is credited in the lineage of the United States Army Rangers. (Submitted on September 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2009
3. Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker
 

2. Francis "The Swamp Fox" Marion. Upon the outbreak of hostilities against the British, he was made a Captain in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment. (Submitted on September 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Francis Marion's Gravesite Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2009
4. Francis Marion's Gravesite
 
 
Tomb of Francis Marion Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2009
5. Tomb of Francis Marion
General Francis Marion, d/27 Feb.1795 in 73rd year
"To preserve to posterity this Burial place of on honored son replaces the crumbling and broken tomb nearly a century old with this enduring memorial cut from her own granite hills esto perpetua.
Sacred to the memory of Gen. Francis Marion who departed this life on the 27th February 1795, in the sixty-third year of his age. Deeply regretted by all his fellow-citizens. History will record his worth and rising generations embalm his memory as one of the most distinguished patriots and heroes of the American Revolution which elevated his native Country to honor and independence and secured to her the blessings of Liberty and Peace. This tribute of veneration and gratitude is erected in commemoration of the noble and gallant exploits of the soldier who lived without fear and died without reproach."
 
 
Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Cathi Lee, February 27, 2013
6. Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker
General Marion's Brigade conducts the annual Francis Marion Memorial Service on Feb. 27. The Washington Light Infantry (in photo) serves as Color Guard. See local papers for time of service. General Marion's Brigade Chapter, NSDAR organized the raising of funds to restore both markers at Marion's Tomb. Local Pineville residents, members of the Belle Isle Garden Club and DAR & SAR members contributed to this much needed restoration.
 
 
Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Cathi Lee, February 27, 2013
7. Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker
This marker is located at the highway entrance to Belle Isle Cemetery.
 
 
Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Cathi Lee, February 26, 2012
8. Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker
Belle Isle Plantation Cemetery Entrance Gate East Side SCDAR 1931 Plaque.
 
 
Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Cathi Lee, February 27, 2012
9. Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker
Belle Isle Plantation Cemetery Entrance Gate West Side SCDAR Plaque
 
 
Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Cathi Lee, February 26, 2012
10. Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker
 
 
Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Cathi Lee, February 26, 2012
11. Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker
 
 
Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Cathi Lee, February 27, 2011
12. Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave Marker
Francis Marion Memorial Service every Feb. 27th. Check local papers for the time.
 
 
Mary Esther Marion, Relict (widow) of Gen Francis Marion Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2009
13. Mary Esther Marion, Relict (widow) of Gen Francis Marion
d 26 July 1815 75 yrs. Underneath this stone lies the mortal remains of Mary Esther Marion relict of General Francis Marion who died on the 26th July 1815 aged 75 years among the many virtues of this of this amiable lady were those of piety charity affection benevolence and humanity particularly to her domestics she died lamented as she lived esteemed by all who know her this monument sacred to the memory of the deceased is erected by desire of the late Keating Lewis Simons (as directed in his will in testimony of his gratitude, friendship, and affection for her)
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 5,286 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on July 16, 2013, by Cathi Lee of Moncks Corner, South Carolina.   13. submitted on September 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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