Near Johnsonville in Florence County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Witherspoon’s Ferry / Johnsonville
Johnsonville. In 1819, former South Carolina Governor David R. Williams, son-in-law of John Witherspoon, obtained these ferry lands. In 1842 William Johnson acquired the land and in 1843 a post office, named Johnsonville, was established near her.
Erected 1979 by Three Rivers Historical Society. (Marker Number 21-3.)
Location. 33° 50.217′ N, 79° 26.917′ W. Marker is near Johnsonville, South Carolina, in Florence County. Marker is on Kingsburg Highway (State Highway 51) north of White Oak Drive (County Route 21-647), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. It is next to the American Legion Post. Marker is at or near this postal address: 714 Kingsburg Highway, Johnsonville SC 29555, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Witherspoon’s Ferry: Francis Marion Takes Command (about 600 feet away, measured Marion at Port’s Ferry / Asbury at Port’s Ferry (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ebenezer United Methodist Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Snow’s Island: Den of the Swamp Fox (approx. 6.2 miles away); Britton's Neck/Britton's Ferry (approx. 6.8 miles away); Marion's Camp at Snow's Island (approx. 6.9 miles away); Hannah (approx. 8.1 miles away); Browntown (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnsonville.
Also see . . . Revolutionary War Raids & Skirmishes in 1781. “After the raid on Snow’s Island, [British Colonel] Doyle retraced his steps six or seven miles to Witherspoon’s Ferry where he camped on the north bank of Lynches River. When [American partisan Francis] Marion returned he camped at Indiantown, at which time his force had dropped down to about 70 men. Even so, on April 3, Brig. Gen. Francis Marion ordered Lt. Col. Hugh Horry to take his mounted infantry to travel to Whig’s Plantation. At the plantation, Col. William E. Doyle had some foragers there (Submitted on February 24, 2010.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,237 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.