Manning in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Murray's Ferry - Santee River
Upon the death of Staggers in 1863, the ferry was abandoned.
On his plantation near here is buried General Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, the greatest of partisan leaders in the bitter struggle for independence in the Carolinas during the Revolution.
This crossing with the dense swamp was used by him most successfully in harassing and eluding the enemy.
After the fall of Charleston, the British established a guard here and on the night of August 23, 1780, General Marion, then Lieutenant Colonel of the Second South Carolina Continental Regiment, attacked and captured the post.
Location. 33° 41.76′ N, 80° 12.66′ W. Marker is in Manning, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on 19 North Brooks Street 0.1 miles north of West Boyce Street (South Carolina Highway 261), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Swamp Fox (within shouting distance of this marker); Fuel 24 (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Marion Reflections (within shouting distance of this marker); Clarendon County Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ambush at Half-Way Swamp (about 400 feet away); Clarendon County Confederate Monument (about 400 feet away); Clarendon County / Manning (about 400 feet away); Trinity A.M.E. Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manning.
More about this marker. Marker is in the window of the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce office, 19 North Brooks Street, Manning, SC.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2015, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on March 17, 2015, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina. Photos: 1. submitted on January 19, 2015, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina. 2. submitted on January 22, 2015, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.