Pineville in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Francis Marionís Grave
Sacred to the Memory
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.
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.
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.
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.
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