Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Battle of Parker's Ferry

Marker ID: SCHM 15-12
Location: SC 64, 11 miles E of Walterboro
County: Colleton
Coordinates: N 32° 48.085    W 080° 30.187
  32.801417    -80.503117
Style: Free Standing **


Sent to intercept a raid by 540 Hessians, British, and Tories, General Francis Marion on August 30, 1781 with a force of 400 men set up an ambuscade along this road about I mile from the ferry. The enemy advancing along the narrow causeway were surprised and suffered heavy losses, which forced them to withdraw to Charles Town.

Erected by Colleton County Historical Society - 1962