Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Asbury at Port's Ferry

Marker ID: SCHM 21-4
Location: about 3 miles N of Johnsonville on SC highways 41 & 51
County: Florence
Coordinates: N 33° 51.602    W 079° 26.820
  33.86003333    -79.447
Style: Free Standing **


During his journeys in S.C. from 1801 on, Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury often used the ferry and stayed at the homes of friends nearby. In 1811, the year before Frances Port´s death, Asbury "found mother Port keeping house at eighty-seven." His last crossing was in January 1816, a few weeks before his own death.

Erected by Three Rivers Historical Society - 1980


Two sided marker - Marion at Port's Ferry