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Summerton in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Elusive Francis Marion, 1780-1781

 
 
Elusive Francis Marion 1780-1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
By C Summers, April 9, 2016
1. Elusive Francis Marion 1780-1781 Marker
Inscription. During the American Revolution, General Marionís Brigade eluded the British invaders. Marionís Militia slipped through swamps, trees and grasslands, enticing the British to follow and search along the Santee.

In November 1780, the British sent Lt Col Tarleton to engage Marion and his Militia. General Marion looked for the British and headed towards Jacks Creek. His spy reported Tarleton at Gen. Richardsonís home. Marionís Militia attempted to lure them into an ambush at Benbowís Ferry on the Black River. The British gave up the pursuit at Ox Swamp, and called Marion the old fox.

The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society
donated this mural in Summerton in 2016.
Artist: Terry Smith, Land Oí Lakes, Florida
www.clarendonmurals.com , www.swampfoxtrail.com
 
Erected 2016 by Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society.
 
Location. 33° 36.469′ N, 80° 21.164′ W. Marker is in Summerton, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on South Church Street (U.S. 15) near Main Street (U.S. 301), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Summerton SC 29148, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patriot Departs to Ride with Marion (about 300 feet away,
Elusive Francis Marion 1780-1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
By C Summers, April 9, 2016
2. Elusive Francis Marion 1780-1781 Marker
measured in a direct line); Senn's Mill (about 600 feet away); Wagon Travel (about 800 feet away); Siege of Fort Watson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Summerton Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Patriot and the Redcoat (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anne Custis Burgess (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Together Let Us Sweetly Live" (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summerton.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Swamp Fox Murals Trail. (Submitted on April 11, 2016.)
2. Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society. (Submitted on April 11, 2016.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Elusive Francis Marion 1780-1781 Mural image. Click for full size.
By C Summers, circa 2016
3. Elusive Francis Marion 1780-1781 Mural
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2016, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2016, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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