Summerton in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
General Francis Marion's stone marker
Sacred to the memory of
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
will record his worth, and rising generations embalm his memory, as one of the most distinguished patriots and heroes of the American revolution: which elevated his native country.
To Honour and Independence,
secured to her the blessing of
Liberty and Peace.
This tribute of veneration and gratitude is erected in commemoration of the noble and distinguished virtues of the
and the gallant exploits of the
who lived without fear and died without reproach.
Erected 2004 by Col. Matthew Singleton Chapter Sons Of The American Revolution, Wal-Mart.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 27, 1795.
Location. 33° 31.972′ N, 80° 25.908′ W. Marker is in Summerton, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker can be reached from Fort Watson Road (State Road 14-803). Approx. .5 miles west of US 301, US15 1 mile north of I-95 interchange 102. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Summerton SC 29148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 2nd Battle of Fort Watson (a few steps from this marker); Fort Watson (a few steps from this marker); Fort Watson: (approx. 0.4 miles away); Santee National Wildlife Refuge (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Fort Watson (approx. half a mile away); Liberty Garden (approx. 3.4 miles away); Liberty Hill Church / Pioneers in Desegregation (approx. 4.7 miles away); Anne Custis Burgess (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summerton.
More about this marker. This stone marker (Sacred to the memory of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion…) was rescued and preserved by C&B Swager & the Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society in 2003.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship,
Also see . . . Francis Marion Trail. (Submitted on April 15, 2016, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,707 times since then and 111 times this year. Last updated on May 22, 2020, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.