Bethune in Kershaw County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
In 1760 Joseph Tiller received a grant for 100 acres on Lynches River, including this crossroads. James Tiller operated a ferry across the river 1 mi. N before 1806. He operated a toll bridge near the ferry, on the Stagecoach or Camden Road, beginning in 1830. A post office opened at Tillerís Ferry in 1838, with James Tiller as its first postmaster; it closed in 1903.
In 1865, as Gen. W.T. Shermanís Federal army advanced NE, Gen. John A. Loganís XV Corps found its way blocked by a flooded Lynches River. Logan camped and foraged nearby February 25-March 2 before crossing into Darlington County. A skirmish on the other side of the river on February 26 cost Loganís infantry and Gen. M.C. Butlerís Confederate cavalry a few minor casualties each.
Erected 2011 by The Kershaw County Historical Society. (Marker Number 28-16.)
Location. 34° 21.784′ N, 80° 18.394′ W. Marker is in Bethune, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 341 and Old Stagecoach Road (County Road 28-15), on the left when traveling south on State Highway 341. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethune SC 29009, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hall's Mill (approx. 7 miles away); Lower Fork Of Lynches Creek Baptist Church / Gum Branch Church (approx. 7 miles away); Seaboard Air Line Railway Depot (approx. 7.9 miles away); Captain Peter DuBose (approx. 9.4 miles away); Jacob Kelley House (approx. 9.4 miles away); West's Crossroads / Donald H. Holland House (approx. 9.7 miles away); Cash-Shannon Duel (approx. 9.7 miles away).
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • War, US Civil •
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