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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Pineville in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Village of Eadytown

Village of Eadytown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, April 28, 2012
1. Village of Eadytown Marker
Inscription.  “The Village of Eadytown is the site of the last known Indian tribe in Upper St. John’s Parish. In early 1700 American Settlers, moving inland, settled here and eventually became a vital part of the Community. Fort Schinkin, located on the Santee River, North of this marker, was the scene of a bloody battle in 1715 between the Yemassee Indians and 23 local settlers, 22 of whom died. Residents have served America honorably and well during the many wars that have been fought to keep our freedom. From the American Revolution, where many served under Gen. Francis Marion, the Indian wars, the War between the States, when the entire area was plundered and burned by troops of Gen. Potter and Hartwell, the War of 1812, the Spanish-American, WW I and WW II, Korea, Viet Nam, Desert Storm. Many are the heroes buried in cemeteries throughout the area. Here, on the banks of the old Santee Canal, begun in 1794, in use by 1800, many residents labored, many died from the fever, but the 22 miles of hand dug canal using hand made bricks for the 3 locks, made possible the linking of the Santee and Cooper Rivers. Now listed on the National Historic Register.
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Once a bustling village with 2 schools, Post office, many businesses, much of the old community lies beneath Lake Marion. This ground we hold sacred is now known for fine fishing and hunting. Some of the Great families of our Nation have family ties here, in Eadytown.”
Erected by Local Residents. Santee-Cooper, Grant from N.E.W. Fund, Berkeley County Historical Society, Oakland Club and Thomas M. Martin.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1700.
Location. 33° 25.993′ N, 80° 6.739′ W. Marker is near Pineville, South Carolina, in Berkeley County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 45 and Old Canal Road, on the left when traveling north on State Highway 45. 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’s Grave (approx. 2 miles away); The Elusive Francis Marion: The Stuff of Legend (approx. 2.1 miles away); Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Elusive Francis Marion: Guerrilla Commander (approx. 2.1 miles away); Village of Pineville
Overview image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, April 28, 2012
2. Overview
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Maham Plantation (approx. 5.4 miles away); Gen. William Moultrie (approx. 5.8 miles away); Cherokee Path (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
Blue Star Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, April 28, 2012
3. Blue Star Marker
Beside the Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,942 times since then and 291 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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