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Near Lake City in Florence County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Browntown

 
 
Browntown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, December 15, 2010
1. Browntown Marker
Inscription. This area is part of several royal landgrants to Moses Brown in 1768-69 which developed into a family community known as Browntown. Family holdings here eventually comprised over 8,000 acres. Many indications of pioneering ingenuity and farm-related industry remain, including a notable cotton gin with wooden gears which continued operating through the late 19th Century
 
Erected 1982 by the Three Rivers Historical Society. (Marker Number 21-9.)
 
Location. 33° 49.935′ N, 79° 37.247′ W. Marker is near Lake City, South Carolina, in Florence County. Marker is on Johnsonville Highway (South Carolina Route 341), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake City SC 29560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hannah (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cooper's Academy / Bethesda Methodist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Lake City (approx. 8.1 miles away); Indiantown Presbyterian Church: “Disarm in the Most Rigid Manner” (approx. 8.1 miles away); Indiantown Presbyterian Church (approx. 8.2
Browntown Marker and Surroundings image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, December 15, 2010
2. Browntown Marker and Surroundings
miles away); Greater St. James A.M.E. Church (approx. 8.6 miles away); Witherspoon’s Ferry / Johnsonville (approx. 9.9 miles away); Witherspoon’s Ferry: Francis Marion Takes Command (approx. 9.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake City.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Browntown Marker at Entrance to the Browntown Museum image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, December 15, 2010
3. Browntown Marker at Entrance to the Browntown Museum
Browntown Museum Storyboard image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, December 15, 2010
4. Browntown Museum Storyboard
 
 
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