Near Rimini in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Encounter At Halfway Swamp / Site Of Original St. Mark's Church
Encounter at Halfway Swamp
On December 12, 1780, according to tradition, British Maj. Robert McLeroth was surprised near here by Gen. Francis Marion. The British first agreed to a staged combat with twenty men on each side, but slipped away during the night, escaping an all-out battle. Credence is given to the event by the skirmish on December 13th at Singleton's Mill, 10 miles north.
Site of Original St. Mark's Church
Erected 1980 by Clarendon County Historical Society. (Marker Number 14-6.)
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 33° 39.301′ N, 80° 29.724′ W. Marker was near Rimini, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker was on Old River Road (State Highway 14-76 Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Pinewood SC 29125, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Encounter at Halfway Swamp / Site of Original St. Mark's Church (here, next to this marker); Halfway Swamp: (approx. ¼ mile away); Richardson Graves (approx. 1.2 miles away); Col. David Dubose Gaillard (approx. 5.1 miles away); Good Hope Picnic (approx. 5.9 miles away); Andrews Chapel Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 6½ miles away); Richard Richardson (approx. 6½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rimini.
More about this marker. This marker was stolen & replaced by a new one also named Encounter at Halfway Swamp / Site of Original St. Mark's Church (see nearby markers).
Also see . . . Battle of Halfway Swamp. Contains account of the battle from Myrevolutionarywar.com (Submitted on February 25, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
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— Submitted August 8, 2013, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,098 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on June 12, 2011, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2011, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.