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Marion County Markers
South Carolina (Marion County), Britton's Neck — 34-3 — Britton's Neck/Britton's Ferry
(Front) One of the oldest settlements in Marion County, Britton's Neck lay between Great and Little Pee Dee Rivers extending northward from the mouth of Little Pee Dee. It was named for Francis, Timothy, Daniel, Moses, Joseph, and Philip Britton, who settled in the neck about 1735~36. They were the sons of Francis Britton, who was in Carolina by 1697.

(Reverse) Six miles south of here was the site of Britton's Ferry, on Great Pee Dee River at the junction of . . . — Map (db m45857) HM

South Carolina (Marion County), Britton's Neck — Dunham’s Bluff: Control of the Rivers
From the time Col. Francis Marion took control of the Williamsburg Militia in August 1780 until the following spring, a network of camps in the area where the Great Pee Dee, Little Pee Dee, and Lynches Rivers meet formed a base of operations for his campaign to undermine the British occupation of South Carolina. From here, Marion attacked vital supply lines between Charleston and Camden and worked to neutralize the area’s loyalist militia forces. Sometime in early 1781, Marion ordered Col. . . . — Map (db m53901) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Britton's Neck — 34 - 16 — Marion's Camp at Snow's Island
Front During the American Revolution Gen. Francis Marion (ca. 1732 ~ 1795), the most successful of the Patriot partisan leaders, made his camp and headquarters about 1.8 mi. SSW on Snow's Island. The island, named for settlers James and William Snow, is bounded by the Pee Dee River, Lynche's River, and Clark's Creek. Reverse Marion, called "the Swamp Fox," led a S.C. militia brigade that camped on the island in the winter of 1780 ~ 81. In March 1781, with Marion and his men . . . — Map (db m53692) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Britton's Neck — Snow’s Island: Den of the Swamp Fox
Perhaps no place is more closely associated with Francis Marion’s Revolutionary War career than his legendary camp on Snow’s Island, the large, thickly forested landmass in front of you across the Great Pee Dee River. With plenty of high, dry ground protected on all sides by water and marshland, an abundance of fish and game, and friendly Whig settlements nearby, Snow’s Island was an ideal location for a secluded base. In Marion’s day, the canopy of the enormous old trees probably hindered the . . . — Map (db m53900) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Latta — 34-11 — Ebenezer Church
According to local tradition, three Methodist meeting houses of the area united c. 1835 to form Ebenezer. An early church building burned in 1855 and was replaced in 1856 by this present building which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. William Haselden Ellerbe, governor of S.C. from 1877-1899, was once a member of Ebenezer. — Map (db m27948) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-14 — Bluefields
“Bluefields,” named for the Blue family, was built by 1870. Annie Evans Blue (d.1912) was given this land in 1872 by her father William Evans (1804–1876), Marion District planter, militia general, and state representative. Annie Blue and her husband, John Gilchrist Blue (1829–1889) raised their family here. John Gilchrist Blue, born in N.C., was an attorney and Confederate officer who served as S.C. state representative 1876–80 and 1884–85. Two of Blue’s . . . — Map (db m24970) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-8 — Bowling Green
On this site, located about ½ mile northeast, at least 500 Loyalists under the command of Major Micajah Ganey laid down their arms in accordance with a previous agreement made between Francis Marion and Ganey. This treaty signed June 8, 1782 at Burch's Mill on the Pee Dee River, ended the partisan warfare in the area. — Map (db m9983) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-2 — Confederate Navy Yard
The Confederacy established a navy yard 1/4 mile NW about 1863 on the banks of the Great Pee Dee River. Here, under the command of Lt. Van Renssalaer Morgan, a wooden gunboat, the C.S.S. Pee Dee, was built. Launched by November 1864, it was burned to prevent its capture by Federal forces in March 1865. — Map (db m45855) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — Francis MarionThe Swamp Fox
Born St. John’s Parish, S. C., 1732. Died February 27, 1795. Buried Belle Isle Plantation, Berkeley County, S. C. 1759 — French and Indian War 1761 — Cherokee Uprising 1775 — Captain, 2nd S. C. Regiment 1775 — Commander, Fort Dorchester 1776 — Major, Battle of Sullivan’s Island 1777 — Lt. Colonel, 2nd S. C. Regiment 1780 — Brigadier General, Militia 1775 — First South Carolina Provincial Congress 1791–1794 — South Carolina Senate — Map (db m18082) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-12 — Marion Academy
This building, the first public school in Marion County, was built in 1886 by the Marion Academy Society, chartered in 1811. The Society, which had operated a private school here for almost seventy-years, then turned the school over to the Marion School district as the new public school. The Marion Graded School, which closed in 1976 after ninety years’ continuous service to the community, now houses the Museum of Marion County. — Map (db m25083) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-5 — Marion County / Marion Courthouse
Marker Front: Marion County Originally a part of colonial Craven County and Georgetown District of 1769, it was created as Liberty County by an Act of the General Assembly in 1785. The name was changed to Marion District in 1798 and to Marion County in 1868. The present lines were established by the withdrawal of Florence County in 1888 and Dillon County in 1910. The area is 480 square miles. Marker Reverse: Marion Courthouse Erected in 1853 at a cost of twelve . . . — Map (db m23627) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-15 — Marion Depot
This one-story brick passenger depot, typical of the period, was built in 1908 for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. The first railroad through Marion was the Wilmington & Manchester Railroad, completed here in 1854 and later incorporated into the Atlantic Coast Line when that railroad was created in 1900. This depot replaced an earlier frame passenger station and closed in 1966. The City of Marion renovated the building in 2004-05. — Map (db m38027) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-7 — Marion Presbyterian Church
David E.Frierson of Harmony Presbytery first preached here at Marion Courthouse in 1841. The church was organized in Feb. 1852 with six charter members: Archibald and Margaret Carmichael of Little Pee Dee Church, Rebecca E. Frierson of Great Pee Dee Church, Sophia E. McIntyre of Hopewell Church, Duncan J. McDonald from Smyrna, N.C., and David Gibson from Dairy, Scotland. — Map (db m23625) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-6 — Moody Cemetery
Named for the Moody family, members of which were buried here 1883 to 1903. Among others interred here are John Smith Sr., Revolutionary War veteran who owned an adjacent plantation, and Enos Tart Jr., who served Marion District as Sheriff, S.C. Representative and Senator, Clerk of Court, and contractor for the district's 1823 courthouse. — Map (db m9984) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-10 — Old Town Hall and Opera House
This brick building is a fine vernacular interpretation of the Classic Revival style. Completed in 1892, the construction was financed through a $10,000 bond issue; this included an artesian well nearby. The lower floor contained a council room, market, guard rooms and, after 1910, sleeping rooms for the fire department. The council room also provided the setting for many social occasions. The second floor of this building contained a 525-seat auditorium that was used for traveling road . . . — Map (db m25086) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — To the Dead and Living Confederate Soldiers
To the Memory of those valiant souls who went forth from Old Marion to yield up their lives in Patriotic Devotion to The South and all that the South stood for. While many of the rest in unknown graves this monument attests the love and admiration in which they are ever held by their countrymen. — Map (db m23626) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — Veterans Memorial Triangle
To Honor Those Who Serve Seal of The United States Army Seal of the United States Navy Seal of the United States Air Force Seal of the United States Marine Corps Seal of the United States Coast Guard Veterans Memorial Triangle 2000 — Map (db m52797) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — Veterans Monument
Front Dedicated to the veterans of Marion County that so nobly served their country in the following wars: World War II December 7, 1941 ~ September 2, 1945; Korean War June 25, 1950 ~ July 27, 1953. Also in special honor for those men that so gallantly gave their lives for our freedom. Given by: The Citizens of Marion County, Spearheaded by: Woodmen of the World, May 24, 1986 Reverse Vietnam War March 1965 ~ January 1973 Given in honor of our Vietnam Veterans of Marion . . . — Map (db m52796) WM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — World War Memorial
(Front): “To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high.” 1917 ~ 1918 Gave their lives: Brown, Fernie E.; Grainger, Ernest M.; Holden, Stephen; Lane, William F.; Martin, Walter W.; Sloan, Hayes; Smith, David E.; Turner, Leon L.; Yarborough, George H.; Crawford, Marion H.; Hucks, George H.; Rogers, Melvin C.; Monroe, David E.; Anderson, Jesse; Brown, Henry L.; Edwards, Clarence D.; Elliott, William H.; Harrell, Quince E.; Johnson, Gee; Jolly, . . . — Map (db m52798) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Mullins — Christ Prayer Chapel
“Come ye yourselves apart” (Mark 6-31) to pray / Any hour—any day. Formerly Christ Episcopal Church, consecrated December 5, 1920, deconsecrated August 28, 1976. Moved October 18, 1976 from South Main Street to its present location and restored by Macedonia United Methodist Church. — Map (db m27950) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Mullins — 34-13 — Mt. Olive Baptist Church
This church was founded in 1882 by 16 charter members, all former slaves or the children of former slaves. It held services in a brush arbor and a cotton gin before building its first sanctuary in 1886 at Main and Marion Streets. The present sanctuary, designed by Negro architect Wade Alston Ford and built by members of the congregation in 1922-26, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. — Map (db m45956) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Mullins — 34-9 — Mullins Depot / Mullins
Mullins Depot. The town of Mullins, first known as Mullins Depot, grew up as a result of the opening of the Wilmington and Manchester Railroad in 1854. Land for the railroad’s buildings and for the right-of-way was given here by William S. Mullins (1824–1878( who was elected Wilmington and Manchester president in 1857. A frame railroad depot, constructed here in 1901, was remodeled in 1931 as it is today. Mullins. The town of Mullins was incorporated March 4, 1872 by an act . . . — Map (db m28005) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Nichols — Drowning Creek
Drowning Creek the original name of Lumber River arising in NC with dangerous undercurrents, flowing past Nichols, SC, through Marion County, that was originally old Georgetown District and Liberty County. A crucial part in the defeat of the Tories in the Revolutionary War was the ability of Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox,” to crisscross and camp along Drowning Creek with it’s swamps, using the river to the advantage of the colonists and as an important transportation and trade route for turpentine and lumber. — Map (db m5085) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Rains — 34-1 — Battle of Blue Savannah
One fourth mile south of this site General Francis Marion defeated a band of Tories under Captain Barfield on August 13, 1780, by feigning retreat and drawing them into a trap. — Map (db m18080) HM
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