Pineville in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Elusive Francis Marion: The Stuff of Legend
Marion's achievements are significant and real, but some of his fame rests upon exaggerated stories in a biography by Mason Weems, the biographer of George Washington who fabricated the famous story of Washington chopping down a cherry tree. Much about Marion remains unknown, and the Swamp Fox, obscured by legend, is almost as elusive to history as he was to the British.
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
Location. 33° 27.231′ N, 80° 5.202′ W. Marker is in Pineville, South Carolina, in Berkeley County. Marker is on General Francis Marion Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pineville SC 29468, 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. Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave (a few steps from this marker); The Elusive Francis Marion: Guerrilla Commander Francis Marion’s Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); Village of Eadytown (approx. 2.1 miles away); Village of Pineville (approx. 3.8 miles away); Maham Plantation (approx. 4.2 miles away); Thomas Walter (approx. 6 miles away); Cantey Family Cemetery (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 813 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 28, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.