Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Quimby Bridge

Marker ID: SCHM 8-10
Location: Road 98, .3 mile from SC 41 at Huger
County: Berkeley
Coordinates: N 33° 5.694    W 079° 48.398
  33.0949    -79.80663333
Style: Free Standing **


At this bridge, on July 17, 1781, British forces under Co!. Coates, who was retreating from Moncks Corner, encountered pursuing Americans under Gen. Thomas Sumter. After the destruction of the bridge, Co!. Coates sought refuge under cover of the buildings at Quimby 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.