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Near Meadow Brook in Darlington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Williamson's Bridge

 
 
Williamson's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
1. Williamson's Bridge Marker
Inscription. Williamson's Bridge was built over Black Creek by 1771. In 1780 a part of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion's S.C. militia brigade – the "Pee Dee Regiment" or "Cheraws Militia" under Lt. Col. Lamuel Benton (1754-1818) – clashed with Loyalists here. Benton's militiamen forced the Tories from the bridge, pursued them for some distance, and finally routed them in hand-to-hand combat.
 
Erected 2000 by the Darlington County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16-40.)
 
Location. 34° 16.219′ N, 79° 47.201′ W. Marker is near Meadow Brook, South Carolina, in Darlington County. Marker is on S. Charleston Rd., on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker at Bear Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Darlington SC 29532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew Hunter (approx. 0.9 miles away); Moses S. Haynsworth (approx. 1.9 miles away); Samuel Bacot 1745-1795 (approx. 2 miles away); Attempted Ambush (approx. 3.7 miles away); Ney School / Back Swamp School (approx. 3.9 miles away); Darlington Memorial Cemetery
Black Creek image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
2. Black Creek
(approx. 4.5 miles away); Edmund H. Deas (approx. 4.7 miles away); Grove Hill Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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