Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Sampit Bridge

Marker ID: SCHM 22-7
Location: US 17,A, about nine miles W of Georgetown in front of Sampit Church
County: Georgetown
Coordinates: N 33° 21.86    W 079° 27.474
  33.36433333    -79.4579
Style: Free Standing **


In the early evening about March 20, 1781, the last skirmish between Gen. Marion and Col. Watson was fought at Sampit Bridge, one-half mile west of this spot. Col. Watson´s loss was twenty men killed and a large number wounded; Gen. Marion´s reputed loss was one man killed.

Erected by Georgetown County - 1940


More Information:

Wikipedia - American Revolutionary War
SCIWAY - American Revolutionary War in SC

The American Revolutionary War - Revolutionary War Raids & Skirmishes in 1781