Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Revolutionary Skirmish near Wyboo Swamp

Marker ID: SCHM 14-7
Location: Near Lake Marion dam off SC 260 on Road 410 a short distance
County: Clarendon
Coordinates: N 33° 32.368    W 080° 13
  33.53946666    -80.21666666
Style: Free Standing **


Francis Marion´s 1781 campaign to drive the British from the Pee Dee, he and his men clashed with British and Tory forces numbering more than 500 men near here in March. During the Wyboo skirmish, a Marion private, Gavin James, single-handedly held back an enemy advance. Marion´s men finally dispersed the British and Tories.

Erected by Clarendon County Historical Society - 1980


More information:
Susan F. Craft - Battle of Wyboo Swamp (Tuesday, March 6, 1781)
Wikipedia - Francis Marion
The Patriot Resource - Francis Marion

The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society
Francis Marion Trail