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By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
Britton's Ferry Marker
South Carolina (Marion County), Britton's Neck — 34-3 — Britton's Neck/Britton's Ferry
On U.S. 378 near South Carolina Highway 908, on the left when traveling west.
(Front) One of the oldest settlements in Marion County, Britton's Neck lay between Great and Little Pee Dee Rivers extending northward from the mouth of Little Pee Dee. It was named for Francis, Timothy, Daniel, Moses, Joseph, and Philip . . . — Map (db m45857) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Britton's Neck — Dunham’s Bluff: Control of the Rivers
On Dunham's Bluff Road. Reported missing.
From the time Col. Francis Marion took control of the Williamsburg Militia in August 1780 until the following spring, a network of camps in the area where the Great Pee Dee, Little Pee Dee, and Lynches Rivers meet formed a base of operations for his . . . — Map (db m53901) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Britton's Neck — 34 - 16 — Marion's Camp at Snow's Island
On U.S. 378 near Bluff Road, on the right when traveling east.
Front During the American Revolution Gen. Francis Marion (ca. 1732 ~ 1795), the most successful of the Patriot partisan leaders, made his camp and headquarters about 1.8 mi. SSW on Snow's Island. The island, named for settlers James and . . . — Map (db m53692) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Britton's Neck — Snow’s Island: Den of the Swamp Fox
On Bluff Road, on the right when traveling south.
Perhaps no place is more closely associated with Francis Marion’s Revolutionary War career than his legendary camp on Snow’s Island, the large, thickly forested landmass in front of you across the Great Pee Dee River. With plenty of high, dry . . . — Map (db m53900) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Latta — 34-11 — Ebenezer Church
On Old Ebenezer Road (State Highway 34-197) at Dudley Road (State Highway 34-22) on Old Ebenezer Road.
According to local tradition, three Methodist meeting houses of the area united c. 1835 to form Ebenezer. An early church building burned in 1855 and was replaced in 1856 by this present building which is listed in the National Register of . . . — Map (db m27948) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-14 — Bluefields
On North Main Street (U.S. 501) north of Blue Street, on the right when traveling south.
“Bluefields,” named for the Blue family, was built by 1870. Annie Evans Blue (d.1912) was given this land in 1872 by her father William Evans (1804–1876), Marion District planter, militia general, and state representative. Annie . . . — Map (db m24970) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-8 — Bowling Green
On Highway 501 (U.S. 501) near General Place, on the right when traveling north.
On this site, located about ½ mile northeast, at least 500 Loyalists under the command of Major Micajah Ganey laid down their arms in accordance with a previous agreement made between Francis Marion and Ganey. This treaty signed June 8, 1782 at . . . — Map (db m9983) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-2 — Confederate Navy Yard
On E Palmetto Street (U.S. 76), in the median.
The Confederacy established a navy yard 1/4 mile NW about 1863 on the banks of the Great Pee Dee River. Here, under the command of Lt. Van Renssalaer Morgan, a wooden gunboat, the C.S.S. Pee Dee, was built. Launched by November 1864, it was burned . . . — Map (db m45855) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — Francis MarionThe Swamp Fox
On Main Street (Business U.S. 501) near Dozier Street, on the left when traveling west.
Born St. John’s Parish, S. C., 1732. Died February 27, 1795. Buried Belle Isle Plantation, Berkeley County, S. C. 1759 — French and Indian War 1761 — Cherokee Uprising 1775 — Captain, 2nd S. C. Regiment 1775 — . . . — Map (db m18082) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-12 — Marion Academy
On Wilcox Avenue north of West Godbold Street, on the left when traveling north.
This building, the first public school in Marion County, was built in 1886 by the Marion Academy Society, chartered in 1811. The Society, which had operated a private school here for almost seventy-years, then turned the school over to the Marion . . . — Map (db m25083) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-5 — Marion County / Marion Courthouse
On North Main Street.
Marker Front: Marion County Originally a part of colonial Craven County and Georgetown District of 1769, it was created as Liberty County by an Act of the General Assembly in 1785. The name was changed to Marion District in 1798 and . . . — Map (db m23627) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-15 — Marion Depot
On E. Bobby Gerard Pkwy..
This one-story brick passenger depot, typical of the period, was built in 1908 for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. The first railroad through Marion was the Wilmington & Manchester Railroad, completed here in 1854 and later incorporated into the . . . — Map (db m38027) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-7 / 268 — Marion Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
On South Main Street at Presbyterian Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street.
(obverse) David E.Frierson of Harmony Presbytery first preached here at Marion Courthouse in 1841. The church was organized in Feb. 1852 with six charter members: Archibald and Margaret Carmichael of Little Pee Dee Church, Rebecca E. . . . — Map (db m121858) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-6 — Moody Cemetery
On U.S. 501 1.5 miles south of State Highway 38, on the right when traveling south.
Named for the Moody family, members of which were buried here 1883 to 1903. Among others interred here are John Smith Sr., Revolutionary War veteran who owned an adjacent plantation, and Enos Tart Jr., who served Marion District as Sheriff, S.C. . . . — Map (db m9984) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — 34-10 — Old Town Hall and Opera House
On West Godbold Street just west of South Main Street (Business U.S. 501), on the left when traveling west.
This brick building is a fine vernacular interpretation of the Classic Revival style. Completed in 1892, the construction was financed through a $10,000 bond issue; this included an artesian well nearby. The lower floor contained a council room, . . . — Map (db m25086) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — To the Dead and Living Confederate Soldiers
On Main Street.
To the Memory of those valiant souls who went forth from Old Marion to yield up their lives in Patriotic Devotion to The South and all that the South stood for. While many of the rest in unknown graves this monument attests the love and admiration . . . — Map (db m23626) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — Veterans Memorial Triangle
On South Main Street at Liberty Street (U.S. 76), in the median on South Main Street.
. . . — Map (db m52797) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — Veterans Monument
On South Main Street near Liberty Street (U.S. 76), in the median.
Front Dedicated to the veterans of Marion County that so nobly served their country in the following wars: World War II December 7, 1941 ~ September 2, 1945; Korean War June 25, 1950 ~ July 27, 1953. Also in special honor for those men . . . — Map (db m52796) WM
South Carolina (Marion County), Marion — World War Memorial
On South Main Street at Liberty Street (South Carolina Highway 76), in the median on South Main Street.
(Front): “To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high.” 1917 ~ 1918 Gave their lives: Brown, Fernie E.; Grainger, Ernest M.; Holden, Stephen; Lane, William F.; Martin, Walter W.; Sloan, Hayes; . . . — Map (db m52798) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Mullins — Christ Prayer Chapel
On North Main Street (State Highway 41) north of Church Street, on the right when traveling north.
“Come ye yourselves apart” (Mark 6-31) to pray / Any hour—any day. Formerly Christ Episcopal Church, consecrated December 5, 1920, deconsecrated August 28, 1976. Moved October 18, 1976 from South Main Street to its present . . . — Map (db m27950) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Mullins — 34-13 — Mt. Olive Baptist Church
On East Church Street at North Mullins Street, on the left when traveling east on East Church Street.
This church was founded in 1882 by 16 charter members, all former slaves or the children of former slaves. It held services in a brush arbor and a cotton gin before building its first sanctuary in 1886 at Main and Marion Streets. The present . . . — Map (db m45956) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Mullins — 34-9 — Mullins Depot / Mullins
On Main Street (Route 41) at NE, NW, SE, and SW Front Streets, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
Mullins Depot. The town of Mullins, first known as Mullins Depot, grew up as a result of the opening of the Wilmington and Manchester Railroad in 1854. Land for the railroad’s buildings and for the right-of-way was given here by William S. . . . — Map (db m28005) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Nichols — Drowning Creek
On South Nichols Street (State Highway 9) east of Waccamaw Street, on the right when traveling west.
Drowning Creek the original name of Lumber River arising in NC with dangerous undercurrents, flowing past Nichols, SC, through Marion County, that was originally old Georgetown District and Liberty County. A crucial part in the defeat of the Tories . . . — Map (db m5085) HM
South Carolina (Marion County), Rains — 34-1 — Battle of Blue Savannah
On U.S. 501 at South Carolina Highway 41, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 501.
One fourth mile south of this site General Francis Marion defeated a band of Tories under Captain Barfield on August 13, 1780, by feigning retreat and drawing them into a trap. — Map (db m18080) HM

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