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Near Britton's Neck in Marion County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Britton's Neck/Britton's Ferry

 
 
Britton's Neck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
1. Britton's Neck Marker
Inscription.
(Front)
One of the oldest settlements in Marion County, Britton's Neck lay between Great and Little Pee Dee Rivers extending northward from the mouth of Little Pee Dee. It was named for Francis, Timothy, Daniel, Moses, Joseph, and Philip Britton, who settled in the neck about 1735~36. They were the sons of Francis Britton, who was in Carolina by 1697.

(Reverse)
Six miles south of here was the site of Britton's Ferry, on Great Pee Dee River at the junction of Williamsburg, Georgetown, and Marion County lines. The ferry was established by Francis Britton and two other commissioners under an Act of 1747. Britton's Neck was a center of patriot sympathy during the American Revolution, making the ferry important to both sides.
 
Erected 1971 by Dr. Henry Woodward Chapter, S.C. Society Daughters of the American Colonists. (Marker Number 34-3.)
 
Location. 33° 51.977′ N, 79° 20.097′ W. Marker is near Britton's Neck, South Carolina, in Marion County. Marker is on U.S. 378 near South Carolina Highway 908, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gresham SC 29546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured

Britton's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
2. Britton's Ferry Marker
Reverse Side
as the crow flies. Marion's Camp at Snow's Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Snowís Island: Den of the Swamp Fox (approx. 1.7 miles away); Dunhamís Bluff: Control of the Rivers (approx. 1.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Marion at Portís Ferry / Asbury at Portís Ferry (approx. 6.4 miles away); Witherspoonís Ferry: Francis Marion Takes Command (approx. 6.8 miles away); Witherspoonís Ferry / Johnsonville (approx. 6.8 miles away); Ebenezer United Methodist Church (approx. 7.5 miles away); Levister Elementary School (approx. 11.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Britton's Neck.
 
More about this marker. Marker has a paved pull of area for viewing
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Britton's Neck/Britton's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
3. Britton's Neck/Britton's Ferry Marker
view from US 378 eastbound
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,358 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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