Boiling Springs in Barnwell County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Tarlton Brown (1757 - 1845)
The grave of Tarlton Brown (1757 - 1845), militia officer, state representative, and state senator, is located here. Brown, a native of Virginia, moved to S.C. at an early age and settled in what was then Orangeburg District, near Briar Creek and Savannah River. He enlisted as a pvt. in the S.C. militia in 1776, was commissioned a lt. in 1778, and promoted to capt. in 1780.
Brown, who served in the Revolution under Gens. Francis Marion and Andrew Pickens, wrote his memoirs in 1843, first published in 1862. After the war Brown served as coroner and sheriff of what then was Winton Co., then in the S.C. House 1792 - 97 and in the Senate 1797 - 99, resigning to become sheriff of the new Barnwell District, a position he held 1799 - 1804: he died in 1845 at age 88.
Erected 1998 by Barnwell Co. Museum & Historical Board. (Marker Number 6-7.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
Location. 33° 8.157′ N, 81° 26.126′ W. Marker is in Boiling Springs, South Carolina, in Barnwell County. Marker is on Boiling Springs Road (State Highway S-6-39), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barnwell SC 29812, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boiling Springs Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boiling Springs Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Winton County Court House Site (approx. 3.3 miles away); Lower Three Runs Baptist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Morris Ford Earthworks (approx. 7 miles away); Speedwell Methodist Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Town of Ellenton (approx. 7.3 miles away); Ellenton Agricultural Club (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boiling Springs.
Also see . . . Memoirs of Tarleton Brown. A Captain in the Revolutionary Army (Written by Himself) (First published, New York, 1862) (Submitted on July 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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