Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Execution of Adam Cusack

Marker ID: SCHM 16-47
Location: Located on hwy 15/401 just outside of Society Hill.
County: Darlington
Coordinates: N 34° 31.113    W 079° 50.637
  34.51855    -79.84395
Style: Free Standing **


In August or September 1780 Major James Wemyss´s 63rd Regiment of Foot marched from Georgetown to Cheraw burning and looting Patriot houses and farms. When Adam Cusack, who ran a ferry over Black Creek, refused to take some British officers across he was arrested. Convicted in an extralegal court martial, he was hanged nearby as his wife and children pleaded with Wemyss for mercy.

Erected by the Darlington County Historical Commission - 2002