Pineville in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave
Brigadier General of S.C. militia during the American Revolution, Francis Marion, was one of the partisan leaders who kept the war alive during the British occupation of the state. His elusive disappearances after surprise attacks against superior forces harassed and demoralized the enemy, earning for him the name, "Swamp Fox."
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Francis Marion's Grave
Francis Marion Died Feb. 27, 1795, in his 63rd year, and was buried here at Belle Isle Pantation, home of his brother, Gabriel. His own plantation, Pond Bluff, was 15 miles up river and is now under Lake Marion. He was born in South Carolina, the descendant of French Huguenot emigrants. The exact date and place of his birth are unknown.
Erected 1975 by South Carolina Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, replacing a marker erected in 1965. (Marker Number 8-18.)
Location. 33° 27.232′ N, 80° 5.194′ 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. Located 1 mile off State Road 45 at Francis Marion State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Stephen SC 29479, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Elusive Francis Marion: The Stuff of Legend (a few steps from this marker); The Elusive Francis Marion: Guerrilla Commander (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Marionís 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. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
Regarding Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave. The tomb of General Francis Marion is located at the site of Belle Isle plantation, which belonged to his brother Gabriel. This legendary American hero, the "Swamp Fox" of the Revolution, waged a guerrilla war against the British in South Carolina, disrupting their supply lines and launching surprise raids against their detachments from his bases in the Pee Dee and Santee swamps. (SC State Parks)
Also see . . .
1. Francis Marion, from Wikipedia. Due to his irregular methods of warfare, he is considered one of the fathers of modern guerrilla warfare, and is credited in the lineage of the United States Army Rangers. (Submitted on September 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Francis "The Swamp Fox" Marion. Upon the outbreak of hostilities against the British, he was made a Captain in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment. (Submitted on September 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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