Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Old Jacksonborough First Known as PonPon

Marker ID: SCHM 15-1
Location: US 17 at Jacksonboro
County: Colleton
Coordinates: N 32° 46.138    W 080° 27.136
  32.768967    -80.452267
Style: Free Standing **


Founded about 1735 on lands granted John Jackson in 1701; county seat of Colleton District from 1799 to 1822; provisional capital of state while Charleston was under siege in the closing months of the American Revolution; first South Carolina Legislature met here Jan.~Feb. 1782; sessions held in Masonic Lodge and Tavern; passed Confiscation and Amercement Acts.

Erected by Colleton County Historical Society - 1959