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Huger in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Quenby Bridge

 
 
Quenby Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Quenby Bridge Marker
Inscription. At this bridge, on July 17,1781, British forces under Col. Coates, who was retreating from Moncks Corner, encountered pursuing Americans under Gen. Thomas Sumter. After the destruction of the bridge, Col. Coates sought refuge under cover of the buildings at Quenby Plantation, where, that afternoon, he defeated an attack by the Americans. Those who fell in this engagement are said to have been buried near the road. (Marker Number 8-10.)
 
Location. 33° 5.694′ N, 79° 48.398′ W. Marker is in Huger, South Carolina, in Berkeley County. Marker is on Cainhoy Road (State Road 8-98), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at North side of Cooper River (west branch) at bridge, at the boat ramp parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Huger SC 29450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quinby Bridge & Shubrick’s Plantation: The Disastrous “Raid of the Dog Days” (within shouting distance of this marker); Silk Hope Plantation (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pompion Hill Chapel (approx. 2 miles away); Brabant Plantation (approx. 5.8 miles away); Strawberry Chapel
Quenby Bridge Marker as seen looking north along Cainhoy Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 26, 2009
2. Quenby Bridge Marker as seen looking north along Cainhoy Road
(approx. 7.3 miles away); Mepkin Plantation (approx. 8.1 miles away); St. Thomas Church (approx. 9.7 miles away); Francis Marion (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huger.
 
More about this marker. Huger is pronounceed "u-gee". It is a French Huguenot family name. Likewise, the family name "Horry" is "orr-ee".
 
Also see . . .  Touring South Carolina's Revolutionary War Sites By Daniel W. Barefoot, page 38. Battle of Quenby Bridge (Submitted on October 16, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Quenby Bridge Marker as seen looking south with todays bridge in background image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 26, 2009
3. Quenby Bridge Marker as seen looking south with todays bridge in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,233 times since then and 83 times this year. Last updated on April 23, 2011, by Cathi Lee of Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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