Georgetown in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Landing of Lafayette
Anniversary Of The Landing Of The
Marquis de Lafayette
at North Island on Winyah Bay
June 13, 1777
and the First Day Issue of the
Lafayette Memorial Stamp
in Georgetown, South Carolina
June 13, 1952
Erected by City of Georgetown, Mayor S.L. Rosen and Councilmen.
Location. 33° 22.098′ N, 79° 17.184′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Front Street near King Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Front Street, Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of Georgetown (a few steps from this marker); Kaminski House (a few steps from this marker); 24 Pound Naval Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Stewart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kaminski House Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Hayne Rainey Park (about 300 feet Kaminski House Museum (about 300 feet away); Georgetown Steel Corporation (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
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1. Anniversary of the Landing of LaFayette. The young noblemanís association with the American War for Independence began in 1775. In that year, LaFayette was participating in his own unitís training in Metz. During this bivouac LaFayette met the Marquis de Ruffec, the commander of the French armyís eastern force. As LaFayette recalled the event, it was at this meeting that he “first learned of that quarrel, my heart was enlisted and I thought only of joining the colors.” (Submitted on June 13, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. National Center for the American Revolution/Valley Forge Historical Society The Marquis de Lafayette. When Lafayette learned of the struggle of the Americans in their endeavor to secure their independence he resolved to come to the colonies to aid them in their efforts as a volunteer. He also persuaded several French officers to come with him. Eventually he landed near Charleston, South Carolina, June 13, 1777, and when the leaders learned of his mission (Submitted on June 13, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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