Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Samuel Bacot 1745-1795

Marker ID: SCHM 16-11
Location: Road 179, 2 miles SE of Darlington
County: Darlington
Coordinates: N 34° 16.000    W 079° 49.000
  34.26666666    -79.81666666
Style: Free Standing **


Early land records indicate that Samuel Bacot settled in the back country of S.C. about 1770. He served in the state militia during the Revolution, was taken prisoner by the British in 1780, but with his companions made his escape, avoiding confinement in a Charles Town prison. His grave is one half mile northeast.

Erected by Darlington County Historical Commission and Samuel Bacot Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution - 1972