Indiantown in Williamsburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Indiantown Presbyterian Church: “Disarm in the Most Rigid Manner”
On September 20, Maj. Wemyss reported to Cornwallis that he had “burnt and laid waste about 50 houses and Plantations, mostly belonging to People who … are now in arms against us.”
According to local lore, Weymss also ordered the burning of Indiantown Presbyterian Church, calling it a “sedition shop.” Founded in 1757 and the heart of community identity for the rebellious Ulster Scots (or “Scots-Irish”) families of the area, it probably was a center of Whig activity in Williamsburg.
Erected 2012 by Francis Marion Trail Commission of Francis Marion University.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Francis Marion Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
Location. 33° 43.508′ N, 79° 33.718′ W. Marker is in Indiantown, South Carolina, in Williamsburg County. Marker is on Hemingway Hwy (State Highway 261/512), on the left when traveling west. In the yard of the Indiantown Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4865 Hemingway Hwy, Hemingway SC 29554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indiantown Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Britton Chandler (1854–1925) (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cooper's Academy / Bethesda Methodist Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); Browntown (approx. 8.1 miles away); Ebenezer United Methodist Church (approx. 9.4 miles away); Witherspoon’s Ferry / Johnsonville Witherspoon’s Ferry: Francis Marion Takes Command (approx. 10.2 miles away); Skirmish At Black Mingo Creek (approx. 10.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 990 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 25, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.