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Britton's Neck in Marion County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Marion's Camp at Snow's Island

 
 
Marion's Camp at Snow's Island Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, March 18, 2012
1. Marion's Camp at Snow's Island Marker
Inscription.  Front
During the American Revolution Gen. Francis Marion (ca. 1732 ~ 1795), the most successful of the Patriot partisan leaders, made his camp and headquarters about 1.8 mi. SSW on Snow's Island. The island, named for settlers James and William Snow, is bounded by the Pee Dee River, Lynche's River, and Clark's Creek.

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Marion, called "the Swamp Fox," led a S.C. militia brigade that camped on the island in the winter of 1780 ~ 81. In March 1781, with Marion and his men absent, Loyalist under Col. Welborn Doyle raided and destroyed the camp. Marion continued to frustrate British and Loyalist commanders until the end of the war.
 
Erected 2012 by The Blue Savannah-Swamp Fox Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 34 - 16.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1781.
 
Location. 33° 51.966′ N, 79° 
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20.05′ W. Marker is in Britton's Neck, South Carolina, in Marion County. Marker is on U.S. 378 near Bluff Road, on the right when traveling east. There is a paved pull-off for convenient/safe viewing. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gresham SC 29546, 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. Britton's Neck / Britton's Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Snow’s Island: Den of the Swamp Fox (approx. 1.7 miles away); Marion at Port’s Ferry / Asbury at Port’s Ferry (approx. 6˝ miles away); General Francis Marion (approx. 6.8 miles away); Witherspoon’s Ferry: Francis Marion Takes Command (approx. 6.8 miles away); Francis Marion at Witherspoon's Ferry (approx. 6.8 miles away); Witherspoon’s Ferry / Johnsonville (approx. 6.9 miles away); Johnsonville (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Britton's Neck.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaces marker 34-4 that was erected by The Snow's Island Chapter, Children of the American Revolution, 1972.
 
Reverse Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, March 18, 2012
2. Reverse Side of Marker
Marion's Camp at Snow's Island Marker Overview image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, March 18, 2012
3. Marion's Camp at Snow's Island Marker Overview
Picture taken at the unveiling ceremony.
Marion's Camp at Snow's Island Marker during the unveiling ceremony image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, March 18, 2012
4. Marion's Camp at Snow's Island Marker during the unveiling ceremony
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,954 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 19, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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