Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Colonel John Laurens

Marker ID: SCHM 15-2
Location: US 17 at Combahee River
County: Colleton
Coordinates: N 33° 46.000    W 080° 02.199
  33.76666666    -80.03665
Style: Free Standing **


Col. John Laurens, former aide of Washington and envoy to France, was killed Aug. 27, 1782, near Tar Bluff on Combahee River in one of the last battles of the Revolutionary War and buried temporarily 7 miles east in the Stock family cemetery. "For injured rights he fell and equallaw, the noble victim of a noble cause."

Erected by Colleton County Historical Society - 1960


More information:
Wikipedia - John Laurens