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Near Round O in Colleton County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Martyr Of The Revolution / Hayne Hall

 
 
Martyr Of the Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
1. Martyr Of the Revolution Marker
Inscription.  
Martyr Of The Revolution
When Loyalists soldiers attacked the camp of Col. Isaac Hayne's S.C. militia about 5 mi. W on July 7, 1781, they captured Hayne. He was soon condemned as a traitor because he had previously declared allegiance to Great Britan after the fall of Charleston. Hayne, hanged in Charleston on August 4, 1781, became a martyr to those fighting for America's independence.

Hayne Hall
The surrounding land was part of Hayne Hall plantation, home of the Hayne Family in South Carolina and Colonel Isaac Hayne
(Sept. 23, 1745 ~ Aug. 4, 1781).
Rice planter, iron manufacturer, church leader and Patriot soldier, Colonel Hayne was executed by the British during the Revolution and buried here in the family cemetery.
 
Erected 2007 by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, State Park Service, replacing a marker erected in 1964. (Marker Number 15-6.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & Patriotism
Hayne Hall side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
2. Hayne Hall side of Marker
War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 32° 48.415′ N, 80° 28.75′ W. Marker was near Round O, South Carolina, in Colleton County. Marker was on Cemetery Road 1.2 miles north of Charleston Highway (South Carolina Highway 64). Located at Hayne Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Round O SC 29474, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Fateful Choices - The Hanging Of Isaac Hayne (here, next to this marker); Colonel Issac Hayne (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruins of Pon Pon Chapel of Ease (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pon Pon Chapel (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Pon Pon Chapel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bethel Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Burial Site of Captain John Herbert Dent (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battle Of Parker's Ferry (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Round O.
 
More about this marker. The marker has been stolen and South Carolina Parks is hoping for its return, since the cost of creating a new one is prohibitive. It went missing at the end of April or early May. The Hayne Cemetery and historic site is owned and protected by South Carolina Parks.
 
Regarding Martyr Of The Revolution / Hayne Hall. Hayne Hall, the Isaac Hayne Tomb & House Site, is the ancestral home and burial ground of Colonel Isaac Hayne (1745-1781), a wealthy rice planter who fought for independence during the American Revolution.

Hayne was forced to sign the oath of allegiance
Martyr Of the Revolution / Hayne Hall Marker and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Martyr Of the Revolution / Hayne Hall Marker and Cemetery
ISAAC HAYNE'S TOMB The burial site of Colonel Isaac Hayne, is located at Hayne Hall, his ancestral home. Hayne was the most prominent American to be executed in SC for treason against the Crown. Executed August 4, 1781 in Charleston after he spent his last 48 hours in the dungeon of Charleston's Exchange Building.
to the British after the fall of Charleston in order to avoid being separated from his sick wife. When the British ordered him to bear arms for the King, he again joined the American forces and was subsequently captured by the enemy. His execution on the gallows by the British in Charleston aroused great indignation in both America and Europe.

The site is now maintained by the South Carolina State Park Service.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker returns to city.
This marker, which disappeared from its location about 15 miles south off Charleston Highway in early May 2020, has now reappeared at the Bedon-Lucas House, on Church Street, last week. No one knows what happened to the marker, but all are happy to have it back, said Sarah Miller of the Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society. It is awaiting re-installation.
    — Submitted September 4, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Martyr Of the Revolution / Hayne Hall Marker, with Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Martyr Of the Revolution / Hayne Hall Marker, with Cemetery
Hayne Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. Hayne Family Cemetery
Colonel Isaac Hayne image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
6. Colonel Isaac Hayne
Patriot     Soldier     Martyr
Born September 23, 1745
Married Elizabeth Hutson
July 18, 1765
Was executed by the British contrary
to all usages of war.
Aug. 4, 1781

In life, a soldier of his country,
In death a martyr to her sacred cause,
His memory an undying inspiration to
his fellow countrymen,
His monument the freedom of his Native Land.
Martyr Of the Revolution The hanging of Isaac Hayne image. Click for full size.
By South Carolina State Park Service, 2008
7. Martyr Of the Revolution The hanging of Isaac Hayne
Martyr Of The Revolution side of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 27, 2013
8. Martyr Of The Revolution side of the Marker
and the Colonel Isaac Hayne South Carolina Memorial in the background
Hayne Hall side of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 27, 2013
9. Hayne Hall side of the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,883 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on September 4, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8, 9. submitted on July 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of marker at its reported new location: Bedon-Lucas House, on Church Street. • Can you help?
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Feb. 28, 2021