Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Browntown



Marker ID: SCHM 21-9
Location: on SC 341 about 5 miles W of Prospect Crossroads
County: Florence
Coordinates: N 33° 49.936    W 079° 37.247
  33.83226666    -79.62078333
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

This area is part of several royallandgrants to Moses Brown in 1768-69 which developed into a family community known as Browntown. Family holdings here eventually comprised over 8,000 acres. Many indications of pioneering ingenuity and farm-related industry remain, including a notable cotton gin with wooden gears which continued operating through the late 19th century.

Erected by Three Rivers Historical Society - 1982