Summerton in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
2nd Battle of Fort Watson
First British Fort To Fall
Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
"The Swamp Fox"
South Carolina Malitia -
[Marion picture included]
LTC Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee
Lt. James McKay
64th Regt of Foot
Erected 2004 by Col. Matthew Singleton Chapter Sons Of The American Revolution, Clarendon County Historical Society, Wal-Mart.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 33° 31.966′ N, 80° 25.91′ W. Marker is in Summerton, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on Fort Watson Road (State Road 14-803). Click for map. Approx. .5 miles west of US 301, US15, 1 mile north of I-95 interchange 102, north end of park visitor center parking area. Marker is in this post office area: Summerton SC 29148, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Watson (here, next to this marker); Swamp Fox (a few steps from this marker); Fort Watson: (approx. 0.4 miles away); Santee National Wildlife Refuge Fort Watson (approx. half a mile away); Liberty Hill Church / Pioneers in Desegregation (approx. 4.7 miles away); Anne Custis Burgess (approx. 6.7 miles away); "Together Let Us Sweetly Live" (approx. 6.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Summerton.
Also see . . . The American Revolutionary War. April 15-23 , 1781 “According to a journal that one of the posts British officer’s kept during the siege, it was ‘the cowardly and mutinous behavior of a majority of men, having grounded their arms and refused to defend the post any longer’ that forced the surrender." (Submitted on November 12, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Revolutionary •
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