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Society Hill in Darlington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Execution of Adam Cusack

 
 
Execution of Adam Cusack Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
1. Execution of Adam Cusack Marker
Inscription. In August or September 1780 Major James Wemyss’s 63rd Regiment of Foot marched from Georgetown to Cheraw burning and looting Patriot houses and farms. When Adam Cusack, who ran a ferry over Black Creek, refused to take some British officers across he was arrested. Convicted in an extralegal court martial, he was hanged nearby as his wife and children pleaded with Wemyss for mercy.
 
Erected 2002 by Darlington County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16-47.)
 
Location. 34° 31.117′ N, 79° 50.637′ W. Marker is in Society Hill, South Carolina, in Darlington County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 15) and Depot Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Society Hill SC 29593, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Society Hill Depot (here, next to this marker); Long Bluff (approx. half a mile away); Welsh Neck Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lawrence Faulkner / Simon Brown (approx. 0.6 miles away); Henry C. Burn House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Trinity Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Zachariah W. Wines (approx. 0.9 miles away); Society Hill Library Society (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Society Hill.
Wide view of the Execution of Adam Cusack Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
2. Wide view of the Execution of Adam Cusack Marker

 
Also see . . .  Myers and Neighbors of Jeffries Creek, SC. By Neil O. Myers A narrative of the events leading up to the arrest and execution of Adam Cusack. (Submitted on June 11, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,461 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of execution site - From James'" Life of Marion,": "He was hung about the spot first occupied by the depot of the Cheraw and Darlington Railroad, at the foot of the hill, below the village of Society Hill, then on the public road leading from Cheraw to George-town." • Can you help?
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