Turbeville in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Tearcoat
Erected 2002 by The citizens of Clarendon County and the Town of Turbeville and the Chamber of Commerce.
Location. 33° 53.428′ N, 80° 1.238′ W. Marker is in Turbeville, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on Calvert Street (State Highway 14-119) near Main Street (U.S. 301), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Mural Painted on West wall of Dollar General. Marker is in this post office area: Turbeville SC 29162, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his "Friend" (within shouting distance of this marker); Turbeville R.R. Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Turpentine Still (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Puddin’ Swamp 1776 – The Frontier East Clarendon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pine Grove / Turbeville School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Miller H. Mellette Highway (approx. one mile away); " Ebenezer " (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Turbeville.
Regarding Battle of Tearcoat. Marion called a muster and with 150 men moved to Kingstree. He then turned west and moved swiftly toward Tearcoat. After scouting the encampment Marion split his force into three companies and attacked at midnight. The attackers killed six, wounded fourteen and captured twenty-three men. They also captured the food, baggage, ammunition, over eighty new muskets and horses with saddles. However, Tynes escaped, but was captured a few days later in the High Hills (near Stateburg). Tearcoat Mural ©2002
1. New Clarendon County Tour app
Find all the Clarendon County history markers the easy way, hear the text & see the maps, just download the Clarendon County tour app onto your phone, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brinkman.ClarendonTour
— Submitted August 8, 2013, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,505 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.