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Manning in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Pond Bluff to St Stephens

 
 
Pond Bluff to St Stephens Marker image. Click for full size.
By C Summers, October 1, 2011
1. Pond Bluff to St Stephens Marker
Inscription. After the American Revolution, General Marionís militiamen re-built his home. Francis Marion, at age 53, married Mary Esther Videau, April 20, 1786. They lived at Pond Bluff, on the south edge of the Santee Swamp and raised pineland cattle. With Oscar, the Marions frequently traveled to former battle sites. They took day long Sunday trips to St Stephenís Church. Feb. 27, 1795 Marion, age 62, died at his home which is now under Lake Marion, and is buried at his brother's Belle Isle.
 
Erected 2011 by Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society.
 
Location. 33° 41.858′ N, 80° 12.61′ W. Marker is in Manning, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on Brooks St. Click for map. On North side of Gedding Hardware Co. Marker is in this post office area: Manning SC 29102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ambush at Half-Way Swamp (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fuel 24 (about 400 feet away); The Swamp Fox (about 600 feet away); Hanna Levi Memorial Library / Manning Library (about 600 feet away); Ebenezer Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); Francis Marion Reflections
First draft of General & Mrs Marion from Pond Bluff to St Stephen's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2, 2011
2. First draft of General & Mrs Marion from Pond Bluff to St Stephen's Church Marker
General Marion's militiamen rebuilt his home after the Revolution. Francis Marion, at the age of 53, married Mary Esther Videau, his first cousin, April 20, 1786. They lived at Pond Bluff, situated on a bluff on the south edge of the Santee Swamp and raised pineland cattle. With Oscar, Marion they frequently traveled to former battle sites. They took a day long Sunday trip to St Stephen's Church which was supported by the Marion families, his brothers' & sister's families.

Feb. 27,1795 Marion, aged 62 died at his home at Pond Bluff, this area is presently under Lake Marion.

These murals are donated by the Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society, 2010 and bring alive Revolutionary War history.
(about 600 feet away); Murray's Ferry - Santee River (about 600 feet away); Trinity A.M.E. Church (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Manning.
 
Also see . . .  U.S. History, Wars and Battles, 1732-1795. Francis Marion ... (Submitted on December 4, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. New Clarendon County Tour app
Find all the Clarendon County history markers the easy way, hear the text & see the maps, just download the Clarendon County tour app onto your phone, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brinkman.ClarendonTour
    — Submitted August 8, 2013, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Pond Bluff to St Stephen's Church Mural image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2, 2011
3. Pond Bluff to St Stephen's Church Mural
Pond Bluff to St Stephen's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2, 2011
4. Pond Bluff to St Stephen's Church Marker
Located on north wall,Geddings Do It Best Hardware & Lumber
General & Mrs Marion from Pond Bluff to St Stephen's Church Marker, at far right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2012
5. General & Mrs Marion from Pond Bluff to St Stephen's Church Marker, at far right
Artist Terry Smith, Land O' Lakes Florida
Pond Bluff to St Stephens Mural image. Click for full size.
By C Summers, circa June 2011
6. Pond Bluff to St Stephens Mural
Pond Bluff to St Stephens Marker, left panel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2, 2011
7. Pond Bluff to St Stephens Marker, left panel
With Oscar, Marion they frequently traveled to former battle sites.
Pond Bluff to St Stephens Marker, center panel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2, 2011
8. Pond Bluff to St Stephens Marker, center panel
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina.   7, 8. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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