Summerton in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Elusive Francis Marion, 1780-1781
In November 1780, the British sent Lt Col Tarleton to engage Marion and his Militia. General Marion looked for the British and headed towards Jacks Creek. His spy reported Tarleton at Gen. Richardson’s home. Marion’s Militia attempted to lure them into an ambush at Benbow’s Ferry on the Black River. The British gave up the pursuit at Ox Swamp, and called Marion the old fox.
The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society
donated this mural in Summerton in 2016.
Artist: Terry Smith, Land O’ Lakes, Florida
www.clarendonmurals.com , www.swampfoxtrail.com
Erected 2016 by Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
Location. 33° 36.469′ N, 80° 21.164′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Summerton SC 29148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patriot Departs to Ride with Marion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Senn's Mill (about 600 feet away); St. Mark A.M.E. (about 700 feet away); Wagon Travel (about 800 feet away); Siege of Fort Watson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Summerton Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Patriot and the Redcoat (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anne Custis Burgess (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summerton.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Swamp Fox Murals Trail. (Submitted on April 11, 2016.)
2. Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society. (Submitted on April 11, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2016, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 619 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2016, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.