Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Laemuel Benton

Marker ID: SCHM 
Location: on SC 34 near intersection of Road 49
County: Darlington
Coordinates: N 34° 21.158    W 079° 44.581
  34.352633    -79.743017
Style: Free Standing **


Owner of many acres north of here, Lemuel Benton was prominent in the Revolution as Colonel of the Cheraws militia under Francis Marion and as forager for Greene´s Continental Army. Member S.c. House of Representatives, 1781-87; Delegate to the S.c. Constitutional Convention of 1790; Sheriff of Cheraws District, 1798 and 1791; Member of Congress, 1793-1799.

Erected by Darlington County Historical Commission - 1968