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Jacksonboro in Colleton County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle Of Parker's Ferry
 
Battle Of Parker's Ferry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
1. Battle Of Parker's Ferry Marker
 
Inscription. Sent to intercept a raid by 540 Hessians, British, and Tories, General Francis Marion with a force of 400 men on August 30, 1781 set up an ambuscade along this road about 1 mile from the ferry. The enemy advancing along the narrow causeway were surprised and suffered heavy losses, forcing them to withdraw to Charles Town.
 
Erected 1961 by Colleton County Historical Society. (Marker Number 15-12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Colleton County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 32° 48.072′ N, 80° 30.175′ W. Marker is in Jacksonboro, South Carolina, in Colleton County. Marker is at the intersection of Charleston Highway (State Highway 64) and Parker's Ferry Road, on the left when traveling east on Charleston Highway. Click for map. 11 miles East of Walterboro, South Carolina. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonboro SC 29452, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Bethel Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Burial Site of Captain John Herbert Dent (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pon Pon Chapel (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Pon Pon Chapel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ruins of Pon Pon Chapel of Ease (approx. 0.9 miles away); Colonel Issac Hayne (approx. 1.4 miles away); Martyr Of The Revolution / Hayne Hall (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fateful Choices - The Hanging Of Isaac Hayne (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jacksonboro.
 
Battle Of Parker's Ferry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Battle Of Parker's Ferry Marker
 

 
Regarding Battle Of Parker's Ferry. In 1782 the Patriots had an important supply depot at the town, Parker's Ferry.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Parker's Ferry. One of many actions in South Carolina involving Francis Marion, "The Swamp Fox." (Submitted on May 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Looking North on Parker's Ferry Road, today Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Looking North on Parker's Ferry Road, today
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,003 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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