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By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
Revolutionary Skirmish Near Tearcoat Branch Marker
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Gable — 14-5 — Revolutionary Skirmish Near Tearcoat Branch
On the night of October 25, 1780, Col. Francis Marion with 150 men surprised and completely routed 200 Torries under Col. Samuel Tynes near here. Marion's forces suffered no casualties. With the dispersion of Tynes's troops, Lord Cornwallis became . . . — Map (db m23611) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Greeleyville — 14-19 — Cantey Family Cemetery
(Front) This cemetery was established about 1739 by Joseph Cantey (d. 1763), planter and member of the Commons House of Assembly. It is on the site of Mount Hope, Cantey's plantation near the Santee River. Cantey served what was then Craven . . . — Map (db m53882) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Jordon — 14-7 — Revolutionary Skirmish Near Wyboo Swamp
During Francis Marion's 1781 campaign to drive the British from the Pee Dee, he and his men clashed near here in March with British and Tory forces numbering more than 500 men. During the Wyboo skirmish a Marion private, Gavin James, single-handedly . . . — Map (db m24530) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — Ambush at Half-Way Swamp
During the American Revolution, December 1780, over 750 recently arrived British fusiliers were marching from Nelson’s Ferry on the Santee River. Major McLeroth’s British troops from Moncks Corner joined them as an escort to Camden. General Marion’s . . . — Map (db m24370) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — Battle of Wyboo Swamp
During the American Revolution, the Bridges Campaign began March 6, 1781, with the Battle of Wyboo Swamp. Colonel Watson and British troops from Fort Watson were sent to crush General Marion. Marion’s Militia challenged them on the 1/4 mile causeway . . . — Map (db m24462) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — Citizen Soldier 220 Years Ago(National Guard & Reserves of 1780)
During the American Revolution, the militia like Marion's Brigade was totally dependent on a man with a horse and a gun who tended his farm and responded to Marion's call to arms. Marion rides this horse before battle at Black Mingo. Marion and . . . — Map (db m24092) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — 14-10 — Clarendon County / Manning
Clarendon County Five SC governors have come from this area, which was part of the Parish of St. Mark (1757) and Camden District (1769) before becoming Clarendon County in 1785. The county was then part of Sumter circuit court district (1799) . . . — Map (db m23494) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — Clarendon County Confederate Monument
(North face) CSA Erected to the soldiers from Clarendon County Who served in The War for Southern Independence. Charleston - 1861 Appomattox - 1865. (East face) Hope, like the eastern sun, rose bright in . . . — Map (db m23744) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — Clarendon County Veterans Memorial(South Carolina)
Emblem: American Legion US Coast Guard - US Merchant Marine Dedicated to the Memory of all members of the Armed Services who gtave their lives in service of their county and to all members of the Armed Services who . . . — Map (db m23860) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — 14-18 — Ebenezer Baptist Church
(Front text) This church was founded about 1869 by Mary Scott “Aunt Mary” Harvin, and held its first services in a nearby brush arbor. In 1881 church trustees purchased a one-half acre lot here from Dr. J.G. Dinkins for . . . — Map (db m51850) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — Francis Marion Reflections
During the American Revolution, 1780, General Marion and the men of his Brigade pushed back the British forces in the Black and Santee River Basins. It is unlikely that they thought they would be remembered by future generations. It may be that . . . — Map (db m49051) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — Fuel 24Rigby Oil Co. Since 1915
The photograph above, taken about 1935, depicts the original gasoline station on this site. In 1939, Gulf Oil Corp. replaced it with a “modern” porcelain station, complete with wash and grease bays, and it occupied this corner until it, . . . — Map (db m52265) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — 14-16 — Hanna Levi Memorial Library / Manning Library
Hanna Levi Memorial Library The Hannah Levi Memorial Library, built in 1909-1910, grew out of a library fund begun in 1905 by the children of Moses and Hannah Levi, along with proceeds from the sale of Moses Levi Memorial Institute. A . . . — Map (db m24625) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — Help for Marion's Militia, 1780-1781
During the American Revolution, General Marion and his Militia needed help from local farmers for food, horses and medical care for wounds and diseases.

Those shot or sick were left at the mercy of comrades and sympathy of Patriots. Medical care . . . — Map (db m93817) HM

South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — Mallett Road
Named in 1979 in honor of Jesse Lywood Mallett Born 1924 Died 1979 Deputy Sheriff Clarendon County 1975 — 79 Killed in line of duty April 28, 1979 in truck - patrol car accident through no fault of his A dedicated, . . . — Map (db m24851) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — Murray's Ferry - Santee River
Chartered by acts of the General Assembly beginning March 8, 1741 with title vested successively in Joseph Murray • Theodore Gaillard • James Hunter, Trustee • Adam McDonald • Theodore Gourdin and William Staggers. Upon the death of Staggers in . . . — Map (db m81634) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — Ox Swamp:The Swamp Fox Earns His Name
On the night of November 7, 1780, Lt. Colonel Banastre Tarleton and his Green Dragoons - together with Harrison’s Provincials, a large unit of Tories from the area between the upper Santee and Wateree Rivers - camped at the plantation of the late . . . — Map (db m51985) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — 14-12 — Pleasent Grove School
Black institute built soon after school district purchased the land in 1933. School closed in 1953 with 5 teachers/ 159 students. Now a community center. — Map (db m24158) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — Pond Bluff to St Stephens
After the American Revolution, General Marion’s militiamen re-built his home. Francis Marion, at age 53, married Mary Esther Videau, April 20, 1786. They lived at Pond Bluff, on the south edge of the Santee Swamp and raised pineland cattle. With . . . — Map (db m43156) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — Swamp Fox at Ox Swamp
During the American Revolution, on Nov. 8, 1780, General Francis Marion and his brigade lured British Colonel Tarleton and his Green Dragoons about 26 miles from Jack's Creek through the swamps to Ox Swamp, less than 1 mile east of here. After . . . — Map (db m24230) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — 11 — The Swamp Fox
During the American Revolution, after the fall of Charleston in 1780, Francis Marion burst forth to lead the Williamsburg militia. He was the senior Regimental Continental Officer not captured or paroled. He recruited patriots, ambushed the British . . . — Map (db m23987) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — 14-17 — Trinity A.M.E. Church
This church was founded soon after the Civil War by 50 freedmen and woman who held their first services in a stable donated to them by S.A. Rigby. In 1869 the church trustees bought a half-acre lot for a school, and in 1870 they bought a . . . — Map (db m24626) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Manning — Wyboo Swamp:The Beginning of the Bridges Campaign
In March 1781, Lord Francis Hastings Rawdon, the British commanding officer in Charleston, designed a two-pronged assault against the forces of General Francis Marion. From Camden, Col. Welbore Ellis Doyle and the Volunteers of Ireland moved east . . . — Map (db m51986) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Paxville — Chase At Richbourg’s Mill
During the American Revolution, November 1780, Colonel Tarleton with his Green Dragoons hunted General Marion. Tarleton encamped at the late General Richardson’s home. Marion was warned by the widow's son and quickly withdrew to the east of Jack's . . . — Map (db m23958) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Rimini — 14-6 — Encounter At Halfway Swamp / Site Of Original St. Mark's Church
(front) Encounter at Halfway Swamp On December 12, 1780, according to tradition, British Maj. Robert McLeroth was surprised near here by Gen. Francis Marion. The British first agreed to a staged combat with twenty men on each side, . . . — Map (db m43328) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Rimini — 14-6 — Encounter at Halfway Swamp / Site of Original St. Mark's Church
(side 1) Encounter at Halfway Swamp On December 12, 1780, according to tradition, British Maj. Robert McLeroth was surprised near here by Gen. Francis Marion. The British first agreed to a staged combat with twenty men on each . . . — Map (db m93821) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Rimini — Halfway Swamp:“… In pursuit of a Brother to Kill Him”
In December 1781, Maj. Robert McLeroth and the 64th Regiment were conducting newly-arrived British army recruits of the Royal Fusiliers from Charleston to the High Hills of Santee. Learning of McLeroth’s movement, Col. Francis Marion led some 700 . . . — Map (db m51466) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Rimini — 14-3 — Richardson Graves
Three hundred yards west is the site of one of the earliest graveyards in St. Mark's Parish. In the cemetery are buried Richard Richardson, Brigadier in the Revolution, James Burchell Richardson, South Carolina Governor 1802-04, and John Peter . . . — Map (db m23495) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Sardinia — 14-2 — Midway Church
Midway Presbyterian Church, named because of its location halfway between Salem and Williamsburg Churches, traces its beginning to 1801, when services were being held under a brush arbor. The earliest building was erected in 1802, and the Rev. G. G. . . . — Map (db m27780) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), St. Paul — 14-8 — Liberty Hill Church / Pioneers in Desegregation
Liberty Hill ChurchIn 1867, five years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Thomas and Margaret Briggs gave four acres of land to this African Methodist Episcopal church. The present building, completed in 1905, has been brick veneered. Meetings . . . — Map (db m24058) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — "Together Let Us Sweetly Live"
"Together let us sweetly live" Distinguished Followers of Justice Briggs VS. Elliott Rev. Joseph A. Delaine; Mr. Hammett Pearson; Mr. Levi Pearson; Mr. Harry Briggs; Mr. Joseph Lemon; Pioneers in the School Desegregation Case; Historical plaintiffs . . . — Map (db m52315) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — 2nd Battle of Fort WatsonFirst British Fort To Fall
23 April 1781 American Forces led by Brig. Gen. Francis Marion "The Swamp Fox" South Carolina Malitia - Commander [Marion picture included] LTC Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee Lee's Legion British Forces led by . . . — Map (db m24418) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — 14-9 — Andrews Chapel Church
According to local tradition, this Methodist congregation was organized in 1786 and pioneer American bishop Francis Asbury later visited the area a number of times. The church stands today on land given by Ellis R. and Mary A. Richbourg in 1880. . . . — Map (db m24465) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — 14-4 — Anne Custis Burgess
This is the childhood home of Anne Custis Burgess, who was born in 1874 in Mayersville. After receiving a diploma from Converse College, she taught music at Summerton, Williamston, and Winthrop College. At the time of her death in 1910 she was . . . — Map (db m24528) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — Elusive Francis Marion, 1780-1781
During the American Revolution, General Marion’s Brigade eluded the British invaders. Marion’s Militia slipped through swamps, trees and grasslands, enticing the British to follow and search along the Santee. In November 1780, the British sent . . . — Map (db m93772) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — Fort Watson
One of the chain of British posts in South Carolina. Located on this Indian Mound. Besieged April 15-23, 1781 by use of Maham's tower, Francis Marion forced the British to surrender and secured for his men badly needed ammunition and . . . — Map (db m24322) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — 14-1 — Fort Watson
The first post in S.C. retaken from the British, the stockade fort on this old Indian mound had controlled the road from Charleston to Camden as well as the Santee River. On April 15, 1781, Gen. Francis Marion and Lt. Col. Henry Lee encircled it . . . — Map (db m94074) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — Fort Watson:Disrupting British Supply Lines
Assigned to hold all of eastern South Carolina but with only a small force at his disposal, Col. John Watson needed to build a fort to protect the vital transportation corridor between Charleston and Camden, the British inland headquarters. The spot . . . — Map (db m51477) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — 14-13 — Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
[Front] This church, organized about 1865, held its early services in a nearby brush arbor but built a permanent sanctuary here soon afterwards. Rev. Daniel Humphries, its first pastor, served both Mt. Zion and its sister church St. James . . . — Map (db m27783) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — Patriot Departs to Ride with Marion
During the American Revolution, August 1780, General Francis Marion was ordered by General Gates to roam the Santee burning boats. Being successfully engaged in this task, he learned of Gates’ defeat at Camden. This Patriot left his family at . . . — Map (db m24130) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — Santee National Wildlife Refuge
This land... inhabited by Native Americans. This site, once occupied by Native Americans, was a major ceremonial center for the surrounding area. The Santee Indian mound is typical of pyramidal, flat-topped mounds that are widely . . . — Map (db m30132) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — 14-15 — Senn's Mill
This complex, featuring a blacksmith shop (ca. 1903), grist mill (ca. 1905), and bottling plant (ca. 1921), was operated for many years by John G. Senn (1851-1942) and his son-in-law Frank W. Josey (1872-1959). Senn's grandson Walter B. Senn, . . . — Map (db m24675) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — Siege of Fort Watson
During the American Revolution, Colonel Lee and his Legion joined General Marion's Brigade along the Santee River. They laid seige to British held Fort Watson on top of Santee Indian Mound. Major Maham's idea was to build a tower . . . — Map (db m23704) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — 14-14 — Summerton Presbyterian Church
[Front]: This church, founded in 1875 as a mission of the Presbyterian Church in Manning, grew out of occasional services held in the Methodist church before the Civil War. The first worship site, a renovated carriage house, was located . . . — Map (db m27786) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — Swamp Fox
Sacred to the memory of Brig. Gen.Francis Marion who departed this life, on the 27th of February, 1795, in the sixty-third year of his age; deeply regretted by all his fellow citizens History will record his worth, and rising generations . . . — Map (db m24487) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — 14-11 — Taw Caw Church
In 1885 this black baptist church bought the building here, said built about 1860, from white Taw Caw church,now Summerton. Building additions have been made over the years. — Map (db m24131) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — 15,16 — The Patriot and the Redcoat
During the American Revolution, after the fall of Charles Town in 1780, General Francis Marion’s militia frequently crossed the Santee swamps and appeared at every turn near Jack's Creek and the Santee River with his men who were red, white and . . . — Map (db m24023) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Summerton — Wagon Travel
During the American Revolution, travel was slow and hard work. Wagons needed to stop often since wooden axles and wooden wheels required grease and maintenance. Marion’s militia was documented as travelling fifty miles through the swamps at night on . . . — Map (db m24183) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Turbeville — Battle of Tearcoat
During the American Revolution, a few miles south of Turbeville, General Marion and his militia routed the British. General Marion learned Colonel Tynes with over ninety troops was camped at the edge of Tearcoat Swamp.On Oct. 25, 1780, Marion moved . . . — Map (db m23612) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Turbeville — East Clarendon
Center Panel In Memory and in Honor of all East Clarendon men and women who served in the armed forces of our country Left Panel Army Air Force Right Panel Navy Marines Coast Guard Base In Grateful . . . — Map (db m50354) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Turbeville — Miller H. Mellette Highway
Named in 1979 in honor of The Rev. Miller H. Mellette Born 1888 — Died 1960 Member House of Representatives for 24 years Founder and Chairman of the Board of Free Will Baptist Children's Home Turbeville . . . — Map (db m52807) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Turbeville — 23 — Pine Grove / Turbeville School
Log Bldg. This site - 1850 Used Church Building - 1854 Frame Building - 1889 - 1912 Brick Bldg. On current site - 1912 E C Hist. Sites - 2000 Turbeville Ruritan Club — Map (db m24648) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Turbeville — Puddin’ Swamp 1776 – The Frontier
During the American Revolution, Puddin’ Swamp and the Black River were on the frontier. Brave and adventurous pioneer families settled on the higher ground near the Rivers. Pioneers cooked over open fires, grew their food, tapped pines for rosin and . . . — Map (db m24319) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Turbeville — The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his "Friend"
Capt. Wm. Henry Mouzon II had a friendship with Banastre Tarleton from their boyhood school days in France. Yet the British Tarleton burned the Mouzon Plantation House, on August 7, 1780. Ann Mouzon, age eleven, was the first to see the British and . . . — Map (db m24422) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Turbeville — 15 — Turbeville R.R. Depot
On spur of Black River Cypress Co. that ran from Alderman R.R. at Seloc into Diles Bay 150 Yds. → E C Hist. Sites - 2000 — Map (db m24737) HM
South Carolina (Clarendon County), Turbeville — 14 — Turpentine Still1870 - 1910
First business in community known as Pudding Swamp - owned and operated by Michael Turbeville and Sons. Farmers collected resin from Pine trees and sold it to the still. E C Hist. Sites - 2000 — Map (db m24698) HM

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