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Turbeville in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Puddin’ Swamp 1776 – The Frontier

 
 
Puddin’ Swamp 1776 – The Frontier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
1. Puddin’ Swamp 1776 – The Frontier Marker
Inscription. During the American Revolution, Puddin’ Swamp and the Black River were on the frontier. Brave and adventurous pioneer families settled on the higher ground near the Rivers. Pioneers cooked over open fires, grew their food, tapped pines for rosin and poled supplies on the rivers. General Francis Marion was totally dependent on farmers who responded to his call to arms. Here we see Marion visiting a farmer-soldier family.
 
Erected 2003 by Citizens of Clarendon County, the town of Turbeville, Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 33° 53.446′ N, 80° 1.133′ W. Marker is in Turbeville, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on Gamble Street near Main Street (US 301 / 378), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on the North-East wall on old Griffin Drug Store. 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. Turpentine Still (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); East Clarendon (about 400 feet away); The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his "Friend" (about 500 feet away); Battle of Tearcoat (about 500 feet
Puddin’ Swamp 1776 – The Frontier Marker (far right) and Mural, on old Griffin Drug Store image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
2. Puddin’ Swamp 1776 – The Frontier Marker (far right) and Mural, on old Griffin Drug Store
A part of The Swamp Fox Murals Trail
away); Turbeville R.R. Depot (about 700 feet away); Pine Grove / Turbeville School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Miller H. Mellette Highway (approx. 0.9 miles away); " Ebenezer " (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Turbeville.
 
Regarding Puddin’ Swamp 1776 – The Frontier. Marion's Patriots captured food, muskets and horses from the British and Tories in this region during the American Revolution.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Puddin’ Swamp 1776 – The Frontier Mural, Artists: Dayton & Sandy Wodrich, Brenham, Texas. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
3. Puddin’ Swamp 1776 – The Frontier Mural, Artists: Dayton & Sandy Wodrich, Brenham, Texas.
refurbished due to fading in 2008
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,036 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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