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Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Marion Square

Named in Honor of

 

—General Francis Marion —

 
Marion Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
1. Marion Square Marker
Inscription. At the time of the Revolution the town-gates stood near this spot across what is now King Street, originally the high way into Charles Town and formerly called the "Broad Path". In 1780 these gates were enclosed in the "Horn-Work", the post of honor in the city's land defenses extending from river to river and known as "The Lines". The "Tobacco Inspection" - warehouses established for the inspection and storage of tobacco before exportation - stood north of the square between Tobacco and Hutson Streets. The buildings now on that site include the arsenal, erected for the municipal guard after the attempted slave uprising of 1822, and subsequently named the "Citadel". In 1842 they were occupied by the South Carolina Military Academy. In 1937 these buildings were converted into county offices. Ceded in 1833 to the field officers of the Fourth Brigade, the square was and still is held as a public mall and parade ground. It has long been known as the "Citadel Green".
 
Erected 1941 by the City of Charleston.
 
Location. 32° 47.171′ N, 79° 56.161′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on King Street (Route 104). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29403, United States of America.
 
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Marion Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
2. Marion Square Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Calhoun (within shouting distance of this marker); The Siege of Charleston, 1780 (within shouting distance of this marker); Remnant of Horn Work (within shouting distance of this marker); Wade Hampton Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elizabeth Jackson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wragg Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Joseph Manigault House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harleston Boags Funeral Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Across Marion Square image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
3. Across Marion Square
Siege of Charleston image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
4. Siege of Charleston
Remnant, of Horn Work image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
5. Remnant, of Horn Work
Remnant of Horn Work. May 1780. Siege of Charleston.
Francis Marion Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
6. Francis Marion Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,136 times since then and 59 times this year. Last updated on April 28, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 19, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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