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Pineville in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Francis Marionís Grave
 
Francis Marion's Grave , north face Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2009
1. Francis Marion's Grave , north face
 
Inscription. (North face)
Sacred to the Memory
of
Genl. Francis Marion,
Who departed his life, on the 27th of 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 disinterested virtues
of the citizen and the gallant exploits of the soldier
who lived without fear and died without reproach.

(South face)
To preserve to posterity this burial place of an honored son The General Assembly of South Carolina replaces the crumbling and broken tomb nearly a century old with this enduring memorial cut from her own granite hills. Esto Perpetua.
 
Location. 33° 27.228′ N, 80° 5.234′ W. Marker is in Pineville, South Carolina, in Berkeley County. Marker can be reached from end of General Francis Marion Avenue, on the right 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: Pineville SC 29468, United States of America.
 
Francis Marion's Grave Marker, north face Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2009
2. Francis Marion's Grave Marker, north face
 

 
Other nearby markers. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); The Elusive Francis Marion: Guerrilla Commander (within shouting distance of this marker); Village of Eadytown (approx. 2 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. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pineville.
 
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 October 31, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

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 October 31, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Francis Marion's Grave , south face Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2009
3. Francis Marion's Grave , south face
 
 
Francis Marion's Grave , south face Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2009
4. Francis Marion's Grave , south face
Esto perpetua (Latin "Let it be perpetual")
 
 
Mary Esther Marion Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2009
5. Mary Esther Marion
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)
 
 
Francis Marion's Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2009
6. Francis Marion's Grave Marker
 
 
Francis Marion's Grave Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2009
7. Francis Marion's Grave
 
 
Francis Marion , "Swamp Fox" Mural, a part of the Swamp Fox Murals Trail Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
8. Francis Marion , "Swamp Fox" Mural, a part of the Swamp Fox Murals Trail
This mural is located in Manning, S.C.
 
 
Tomb of General Francis Marion Belle Island Plantation 8 miles Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2009
9. Tomb of General Francis Marion Belle Island Plantation 8 miles
This marker located near St. Stephens along US 52
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,828 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 31, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   9. submitted on November 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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