Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Swamp Fox at Ox Swamp

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Location: on South Boundary Street near West Boyce Street (South Carolina Road 261), Manning, SC
County: Clarendon
Coordinates: N 33° 41.697    W 080° 12.79
  33.69495    -80.21316666
Style: Mounted **


During the American Revolution, on Nov. 8, 1780, General Francis Marion and his brigade lured British Colonel Tarleton and his Green Dragoons about 26 miles from Jack´s Creek through the swamps to Ox Swamp, less than 1 mile east of here. After spending six hours in this pursuit, Tarleton gave up the chase saying “...as for the old fox (Marion), the devil himself could not catch him.” Thus, General Marion became known as the “Swamp Fox”.

Erected 2001 by the citizens of Clarendon County , Manning and the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce.


More information:
Wikipedia - Francis Marion
The Patriot Resource - Francis Marion

The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society
Francis Marion Trail