Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Williamson's Bridge

Marker ID: SCHM 16-40
Location: on S. Charleston Rd (route 35), north of SC-S-16-937.
County: Darlington
Coordinates: N 34° 16.209    W 079° 47.192
  34.27015    -79.786533
Style: Free Standing **


WILLIAMSON´S BRIDGE Williamson´s bridge was built over Black Creek by 1771. In 1780 a part of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion´s S.C. militia brigade~~ the "Pee Dee Regiment" or "Cheraws Militia" under Lt. Col. Lamuel Benton (1754~1818)~~clashed with Loyalists here. Benton´s militiamen forced the Tories from the bridge, pursued them for some distance, and finally routed them in hand~to~hand combat,

Erected by the Darlington County Historical Commission - 2002