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Near Georgetown in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lafayette

 
 
Lafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Lafayette Marker
Inscription. A lover of liberty, Lafayette left Bordeaux, France, March 26, 1777, “to conquer or perish” in the American cause, and arrived at Benjamin Huger’s summer home near here, June 14, 1777, where he spent his first night in America. He rendered eminent service in our struggle for independence.
 
Erected 1940 by Georgetown County. (Marker Number 22-8 (A-4).)
 
Location. 33° 21.87′ N, 79° 14.1′ W. Marker is near Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) south of Hobcaw Road. Click for map. It is beside the southbound lanes of Route 17. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clifton Plantation (here, next to this marker); Belle W. Baruch (approx. half a mile away); Hobcaw Barony (approx. half a mile away); Prospect Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Attacks Upon Georgetown (approx. 1.5 miles away); Antipedo Baptist Church / Old Baptist Cemetery (approx. 2.5 miles away); Company A, 10th South Carolina Infantry Regiment (approx. 2.5 miles away); John and Mary Perry Cleland House (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .
Two Markers By the Side of the Road image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. Two Markers By the Side of the Road
This marker is the leftmost.
 Lafayette Arrives in South Carolina. “On this day in 1777, a 19-year-old French aristocrat, Marie-Joseph Paul Roch Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, arrives in South Carolina with the intent to serve as General George Washington’s second-in-command.” (Submitted on January 21, 2008.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 995 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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