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

The Patriot and the Redcoat

 
 
The Patriot and the Redcoat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. The Patriot and the Redcoat Marker
Inscription.  During the American Revolution, after the fall of Charles Town in 1780, General Francis Marion’s militia frequently crossed the Santee swamps and appeared at every turn near Jack's Creek and the Santee River with his men who were red, white and black. Patriots ambushed the British and Loyalists and controlled the supply routes to Camden. The Redcoats pursued and did not capture the Swamp Fox. The Patriots won independence for the colonies with the Southern Campaign.
 
Erected 2007 by the Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society. (Marker Number 15,16.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
 
Location. 33° 36.489′ N, 80° 20.955′ W. Marker is in Summerton, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 301). Located between Cole Street and North Dukes Street. 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 walking distance of this marker. Siege of Fort Watson (within shouting distance of this marker); Wagon Travel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); Senn's Mill (about 700 feet away); Patriot Departs to Ride with Marion (about 800 feet away); Elusive Francis Marion, 1780-1781 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Summerton Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Mark A.M.E. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Anne Custis Burgess (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summerton.
 
Regarding The Patriot and the Redcoat. This pair of Swamp Fox Murals is donated by the Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society, 2007, and depicts Revolutionary War history on Summerton's North Main Street on the Detwiler and Gaters buildings.
 
Additional commentary.
1. New Clarendon County Tour app
Find all the Clarendon County history markers the easy way, hear the text & see the maps, just download the Clarendon County tour app onto your phone, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brinkman.ClarendonTour
    — Submitted August 8, 2013, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina.
 
The Patriot, a part of the Swamp Fox Murals Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
2. The Patriot, a part of the Swamp Fox Murals Trail
marker seen at far right
The Redcoat , a part of the Swamp Fox Murals Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
3. The Redcoat , a part of the Swamp Fox Murals Trail
Located across the street from the Patriot mural
The Redcoat image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
4. The Redcoat
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,261 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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