Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Andrew Hunter

Marker ID: SCHM 16-50
Location: on Mciver road in Darlington county.
County: Darlington
Coordinates: N 34° 15.615    W 079° 47.834
  34.26025    -79.797233
Style: Free Standing **


Andrew Hunter (d. 1823), planter, state representative and county official, is buried in the Hunter family cemetery about 400 ft. south. During the American Revolution he ran a grist mill several miles south on High Hill Creek, supplying meal and corn to the Patriots in the Southern Department. He also served as a scout in the state militia under Gen. Francis Marion.

In 1782 Hunter, scouting in N.C., was captured by Col. David Fanning, a prominent Loyalist. He escaped on Fanning´s horse, taking his saddle, holsters, pistols, and papers. After the war he represented St. David´s Parish (1787-88) and Darlington County (1796-97) in the S.C. House of Representatives and served on commissions for roads, navigation, and a new courthouse and jail.

Erected by the Darlington County Historical Society - 2002