16-40 Williamson's Bridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Mvillian
N 34° 16.209 W 079° 47.192
17S E 611708 N 3792776
Quick Description: This marker is located on Charleston road a S.C. Scenic Byway, it is a beautiful area! erected by the Darlington County Historical Commission 2002
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 3/27/2006 7:04:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM9HX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 51

Long Description:

WILLIAMSON'S BRIDGE Williamson's bridge was built over Black Creek by 1771. In 1780 a part of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion's S.C. militia brigade~~ the "Pee Dee Regiment" or "Cheraws Militia" under Lt. Col. Lamuel Benton (1754~1818)~~clashed with Loyalists here. Benton's militiamen forced the Tories from the bridge, pursued them for some distance, and finally routed them in hand~to~hand combat.


Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Battle (war)

Marker number: 16-40

County: Darlington

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