Rimini in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1970 by Clarendon County Historical Society. (Marker Number 14-3.)
Location. 33° 38.299′ N, 80° 29.323′ W. Marker is in Rimini, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on Old River Road (State Highway 14-76), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located just south of Kennette Trail 2.2 miles from Rimini. Marker is in this post office area: Summerton SC 29148, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Halfway Swamp: (approx. one mile away); Encounter at Halfway Swamp / Site of Original St. Mark's Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Good Hope Picnic (approx. 5.7 miles away); Andrews Chapel Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Col. David Dubose Gaillard (approx. 6.3 miles away); Liberty Hill Church / Pioneers in Desegregation Fort Watson (approx. 7.5 miles away); Santee National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 7.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rimini.
Regarding Richardson Graves. "Richardson Cemetery",
One of the most historic graveyards in the region, Richardson Cemetery was founded prior to the Revolutionary War. In an attempt to force information concerning Francis Marion's whereabouts from the widow of General Richard Richardson, Banastre Tarleton, a British general[sic, Lt.Col.] compelled Richardson's widow to dig up the body of her husband laid to rest just six weeks earlier. Buried here also are Governors James Burcell Richardson and John Peter Richardson (founder of the Citadel). Five of S. C.'s governors were from Clarendon County.
(The Clarendon County Archives and History Center)
Also see . . . Richardson Cemetery, Global Gazetteer of the American Revolution. This is where Tarleton camped, started on the chase to Ox Swamp and returned to harass the Richardson family. He made Mrs. Richardson prepare dinner for him, then dug up Gen. Richardsonís body, burnt the house and the barn with all the animals in it (Submitted on October 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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